Some time back, I posted the recipe for Mrs. Owens’ Caramel Cookies. At the time, my friend Jodi thought they sounded great and made them for her family. They raved about them and I made a mental note to make them sooner than later. Fast forward and it’s the last night of my vacation visiting my best friend in Tennessee (lovely country, btw). We wanted to spend the entire day baking, but really only wound up with a few hours after all the kids went to bed. Go figure.
We decided to make the caramel cookies, and boy are we glad we did!
We creamed the first three ingredients before adding in the rest.
Tara’s little mixer cost 6 bucks today and it was worth about 5, ha ha. So, after we creamed the first three ingredients, we added the flour (which almost burnt out the motor on the mixer) and the other items.
We dropped them as instructed on the recipe card, and per Jodi’s recommendation baked them for 10 minutes at 375.
The cookies turned out crispy on the edges and soft in the center. Just out of the oven and warm they are to die for! Tara suggested larger chunks of pecan or less than 1 full cup of finely chopped pecans; she also wants to try this recipe with mini chocolate chips. We loved them and this will go into my arsenal of favorites! I hope you will try them some day.