Yield: 3 Dozen
|1 cup||Granulated sugar|
|1 cup||Brown sugar; firmly packed|
|1 cup||Butter; softened|
|2 cups||All-purpose flour|
|1½ cup||Quick-cooking oats|
|1 teaspoon||Baking soda|
|2 cups||Candy-coated milk chocolate pieces such as M&M's|
|1 cup||Salted peanuts;coarse choppd|
1. Combine granulated and brown sugars, butter, eggs and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer at medium speed, scraping the sides of the bowl often, until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes.
2. Add flour, oats, baking soda and salt. Beat at low speed, scraping sides of bowl often, until well-mixed, about 2 to 3 minutes. By hand, stir in candy and peanuts. Drop dough by scant ¼-cupfuls 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets.
3. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven until light golden brown, about 14 to 18 minutes.
Served at the Chicago 1996 Democratic National Convention.
Source: Chicago Sun Times, August 21, 1996