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.
Suzanne Padgett Hadron, Inc., Fairfax, Virginia, USA seismo!hadron!suz "There is no such thing as too much chocolate!"Recipe last modified: 19 Feb 87
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