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Caramel Chewy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Caramel Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

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"Oatmeal cookies topped with caramel."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.
  2. Combine shortening, brown sugar, egg, milk, and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy.
  3. Combine oats, flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Mix into creamed mixture until just blended. Stir in nuts.
  4. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto baking sheet two inches apart and place caramel in center-do not press down. Bake ten to twelve minutes or until light brown around edges and caramel is completely melted.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 04, 2003

They aren't the prettiest cookie. And I cut the caramel candy into pieces so that the caramel would spread

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 04, 2003

The caramels really need to be cut in half; they run all over the cookie sheet while baking if left whole. The caramel also gets VERY hard after the cookies have cooled...a couple seconds in the microwave seems to help.


16 Ratings

Jun 02, 2003

it is not sweet enough, too dry and too much oats...the only thing nice is it is chewy enough where the caramel is and the texture is better than other cookies...but i will not make that again

Dec 21, 2004

Very Good!!!! But, better to melt all carmels together and then drissle over cookies at the end.

Jul 31, 2008

Christina, all three of my kids fell on the floor when they tasted this cookie!! it is incredible!!! u rock!!!

Dec 23, 2004

These cookies are dry, very messy, and not at all attractive. The first batch I baked almost ruined my cookie sheet because the caramel ran everywhere. It helped to flatten the cookie or cut the caramels in half, but they still didn't taste good. I wish I would have read the other reviews before trying this recipe!

Nov 05, 2004

I've found that cutting the caramels in half keeps them from running over the cookie onto the pan. You end up with a caramel puddle in the middle - which I like.

Jan 03, 2011

My family and I loved these cookies and this is the only oatmeal cookie recipe I will use.


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  • Calories
  • 362 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.6 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 18.2 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 160 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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