Um...Unbaked Caramel Cookies?

Okay, well, I found this recipe in my old files.  It's undated and it's actually in one of Elizabeth's daughter's handwriting.  I'm not sure whether this was from an old column and I just never used the recipe or whether its from a cookbook we had planned and one of the daughters just wrote the recipe out for her mother (she would do that sometimes).  I'm not sure if these sound good or not.  I'm a so-so fan of no-bake cookies.  Anyone want to try them?


2 cups sugar

3 /4 cup butter

1 6 oz can of evaporated milk

1 4 oz dry package of butterscotch pudding (not instant)

3 1 /2 cups quick cooking oatmeal

Combine sugar and butter and milk in a saucepan.  Bring to a boil, stirring all the while.  Remove frm heat and add pudding mix dry from the package.  Add oatmeal and cool for 15 minutes.  Drop by spoonful onto waxed paper. Makes about 5 dozen

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I just made these to take to my son's tomorrow and they didn't harden.  They are cold just laying in a puddle of grease.  Any ideas of what I might have done wrong?  Maybe 3/4 cups of butter was too much?

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I'm sorry to have taken so long to thank you both for your help.  My 2 year old granddaughter poured a bottle of water on my keyboard and I had to let it dry out.  The no bake cocoa cookies I've made for 40 years say to boil for 2 min with 1/4cup of butter so I don't think I'll try this again even though it tasted pretty good.  Thanks again...

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I think so about the butter, most no-bakes only use 1/2 cup of butter. That is always upsetting (to me) when a recipe fails and I have wasted ingredients. Better luck next time! Also, another thought..maybe they didn't cook long enough. I think that 2 minutes is the boiling time for no-bakes.

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  My No Bakes, (the chocolate, peanut butter,oatmeal) boils for four minutes.  Also half cup butter.

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This is certainly the appropriate time of SUMMER for a nobake recipe and CARAMEL !!!!!!!!
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this sounds really GOOD.  Don't have time to try it until after this weekend, but will definitely try it next week and let you know how they turn out.  I made some chocolate no bakes 2 weeks ago, but didn't use my usual recipe...did not harden.  Had to eat them with a  spoon...but they all disappeared anyway Surprised

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were your chocolate ones the same except the flavor of the pudding???

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The recipe I used does not call for the pudding...but I think if I had used this one with the pudding it may have gotten a whole lot firmer...going to try this tomorrow...We are home from the trip, my kiddos have gone back to Atlanta and the laundry is done. Laughing

Re: Um...Unbaked Caramel Cookies?

I think I make the same chocolate recipe you are talking about. Have found that the humidity in the air has something to do with them not setting up, similar to making fudge...

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