Oatmeal chocolate candy cookies

Yield: 3 Dozen

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Granulated sugar
1 cup Brown sugar; firmly packed
1 cup Butter; softened
2 Eggs
1 tablespoon Vanilla
2 cups All-purpose flour
1½ cup Quick-cooking oats
1 teaspoon Baking soda
½ teaspoon Salt
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

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