Mrs. Owen’s Caramel Cookies

Sometimes when I read through these recipes, I have to laugh at the simplicity of the notes. Sometimes the cards don’t have even a hint of what temperature or how long to cook something, because of course all women just knew! Take this card for example. “Mix and drop.” It’s like she is saying “even though you should know, I’m going to tell you for your own good…”

Mrs. Owen’s Caramel Cookies

2 cp brown sugar

1 c butter

2 eggs

With the line here on the card, I suspect these three should be creamed together

3 1/2 c flour

1 tsp soda

1/2 tsp cream of tartar

1/2 tsp salt

1 c nuts

Mix and drop

I haven’t made these yet, so I will probably go with 350 for 8 minutes to start. I’ll let you know how that goes.

3 thoughts on “Mrs. Owen’s Caramel Cookies

  1. My friend Jodi made these and suggested 375 for 10 minutes. She made them small and the edges got crisp but the inside was soft and chewy. Jodi used finely chopped pecans. This sounds so delicious!


  2. I don’t think you have to bake them–just mix and drop! Drop on the floor? a plate? my tummy? drop the whole bowl or the dough?

    I love how abbreviated some of these are. What a goof you’d have to be to just “know” how to make them. It’s tantamount to adding “Eat and enjoy” as instructions.


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