|¾ cup||(1-1/2 sticks) butter; softened|
|1 pack||(3.9-ounce) chocolate flavor instant pudding/pie mix|
|⅓ cup||Firmly packed brown sugar|
|¼ cup||Granulated sugar|
|2 tablespoons||Chocolate syrup or milk|
|1||Egg; lightly beaten|
|½ cup||All-purpose flour*|
|½ teaspoon||Baking soda|
|2 cups||Quaker OatsŪ (quick or old fashioned); uncooked|
|13||Pretzel rod halves; each about 4 inches long|
|Assorted small candies|
|*if using old fashioned oats then increase; flour to 2/3 C|
1.Heat oven to 375øF. In large bowl, beat margarine, pudding mix, sugars, chocolate syrup, egg and vanilla until creamy. Add combined flour, baking soda and oats; beat well.
2.Shape dough into 13 balls, about 1-½ inches in diameter. (If dough is too sticky to shape, stir in flour by teaspoonfuls until easy to handle.) Place 2 inches apart on large ungreased cookie sheets; flatten slightly.
Insert broken end of pretzel stick half about 1-½ inches into dough.
Decorate as desired with candies and sugar.
3.Bake 12 to 14 minutes or just until edges are set. (Do not overbake.) Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.
Cook's Tip: Purchase 8-inch long pretzel rods. Break in half by hand.
Notes: 8th Annual Quaker Oatmeal® "Bake It Better With Oats" Recipe Contest First Prize Winner - Kid Creations Marcia Jacobovitz and Granddaughter Kelly Cedar Grove, New Jersey
Recipe by: Quaker Oats®
Posted to brand-name-recipes by Barbra<barbra@...> on Feb 03, 1998
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