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                           OATMEAL FUDGE COOKIES
 
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 Serving Size  : 3    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3       c            Rolled oats
    1       t            Vanilla extract
    1       c            Nuts, chopped (optional)
    2       c            Sugar, granulated
      1/2   c            Cocoa powder
      1/2   c            Evaporated milk
      1/4   lb           Butter
 
   Combine oats, vanilla and nuts in a bowl and set aside.
   
   Combine sugar, cocoa and evaporated milk in a heavy,
   2-quart sauce pan. Bring to a full rolling boil over
   medium-high heat, STIRRING CONSTANTLY. Let boil, while
   stirring, for 2 minutes.
   
   Remove pan from heat and add the butter.  Stir until
   butter is melted and incorporated.  Quickly add oat
   mixture to pan and stir until well mixed.
   
   Drop by the spoonful onto waxed paper.  Let cool for 2
   hours to set.
   
   NOTES:
   
   *  No-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies -- This may be my
   all-time favorite cookie recipe.  I don't remember
   where I got this particular version of the recipe but
   I remember my great-aunt making these cookies for us
   as kids.
   
   *  My great-aunt never put nuts in these cookies.  I
   like nuts but I find that they get lost in the recipe.
   If you want the oats to be less prominent, use
   quick-cooking oats. They will fall apart somewhat in
   the final mixing.
   
   *  A heavy sauce pan makes burning the fudge less
   likely but stir, stir, stir, anyway.
   
   *  The cooking time at boil is important.  Cooked too
   little the cookies will not set; too much and they
   start to harden before you get them out of the pan.
   
   *  These cookies are better the next day, if there are
   any left.
   
   : Difficulty:  easy to moderate.
   : Time:  20 minutes preparation and cooking, 2 hours
   cooling. : Precision:  measure the ingredients, watch
   the cooking time.
   
   : Suzanne Padgett
   : Hadron, Inc., Fairfax, Virginia, USA
   : seismo!hadron!suz
   
   : There is no such thing as too much chocolate!
   
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