*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           GIANT OATMEAL COOKIES
 
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 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       c            Firmly packed brown sugar
      3/4   c            Margarine or butter,
                         -softened
    2                    Eggs
    1       t            Vanilla
    1 1/4   c            All-purpose flour
      1/2   t            Baking soda
      1/2   t            Salt (opt)
    2 1/2   c            QUAKER Oats (quick or old
                         -fashioned, uncooked)
    1       pk           Semi-sweet chocolate
                         -pieces (6 oz)
      1/2   c            Chopped nuts
 
   Heat oven to 350'F. Lightly grease 2 large cookie sheets. Beat sugar and
   margarine until fluffy. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Add combined flour,
   baking soda, salt and oats; mix well. Stir in chocolate pieces and nuts.
   Divide dough in half. Press each half into circle about 3/4 thick on
   prepared cookie sheets. Bake 17-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 5
   minutes on cookie sheets; remove to wire racks. Cool completely. Cut into
   wedges to serve.
   
   Makes 2 giant cookies.
   
   VARIATION: Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie
   sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
  
 
 
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