DEAR SOS: You printed a recipe for City School Flying Saucers for Beverly, who was looking for cookies made with chocolate chips, raisins and coconut. I have in my file a recipe for Ranger Cookies made without chocolate chips, which, you said, were also known as Flying Saucer Cookies. Which is the real Flying Saucer cookie?
DEAR MARIAN: The names are interchangeable. Lynn Uusitalo, of Nutrition Services at the Los Angeles Unified School District, dug out the original 1952 recipe for Ranger Cookies made with cereal, coconut and walnuts and baked in a 4-inch circle.
1952 CITY SCHOOL RANGER COOKIES
1 cup (2 sticks) butter at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs, well beaten
2 cups sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder