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Crispy Caramel Oatmeal Cookies

To try one of these cookies is to have another. There are only seven ingredients in the recipe, and your family will rave about them from the first bite. They taste a bit like caramel popcorn and are just as easy to make.  

If there are delicious oatmeal crisps in the oven, the boy, from the  Get a Bigger Wagon stories, identifies them enthusiastically as soon as he opens the door. His mom discovered this recipe in the early fifties and made them regularly. The boy can’t remember life before these cookies, and he believes it takes four to make a serving.

The Boy's Favourite Crispy Caramel Oatmeal Cookies

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees

Combine the following dry ingredients in a large bowl
1½ cups all-purpose flour
1½ cups rolled oats
1 cup of granulated sugar

Melt the butter in a pot with the syrup and water
1 tablespoon golden syrup
2 tablespoons water
½ pound butter
Add
½ teaspoon soda to the butter mixture
Add the butter mixture to the dry ingredients, all at once. Mix well. Using a one-inch scoop or a spoon, drop dough in small quantities onto a baking sheet or roll the dough into balls. Flatten the mounds of dough using a floured flat-bottomed custard cup or your hand.

Bake until golden, which can take 7 to 11 minutes, depending on the type of bakeware you are using. This batch was baked on heavy non-stick bakeware and took exactly seven minutes to bake. Notice that they do spread. 

Cool the cookies, while still on the baking sheet, for 4 to 6 minutes, then remove them to a cooling rack.

Placing cookies farther apart leads to faster cooking and thinner, crisper cookies. Have fun.

Comments (4)

  • The Boy April 6, 2018 at 03:03 pm

    I was grateful that my older brother came home later than me after school. I always had the first chance at Mom's Nig Nog cookies. Yummy for the tummy and 4 is a minimal serving. You can also eat the diet pack. That's six cookies instead of twelve. The diet pack has half the calories.

  • The Boy January 26, 2018 at 05:54 am

    The cookie rule of "4 cookies makes a serving" applies here. A good supply of willpower is required, to not exceed the cookie rule. Anyway.....good luck!
    The Boy

  • Heather Kelly December 16, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Thank you for posting this recipe. I lost my recipe. I have had it for 40 years. Cut out of the San Francisco chronicle. It is a favorite with everyone.

  • Helen Davis June 13, 2013 at 08:25 pm

    Anything that tastes like caramel popcorn...I am so in for that. Going to try these tomorrow....also love the fact that four is a standard serving. Thanks for this...will keep you posted..life after my test batch.

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