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Giant Oatmeal Cookies

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Servings: 2
Categories: Chocolate / Cookies / Desserts

1  cup  Firmly packed brown sugar
3/4  cup  Margarine or butter, softened
2    Eggs
1  teaspoon  Vanilla
1 1/4  cups  All-purpose flour
1/2  teaspoon  Baking soda
1/2  teaspoon  Salt (opt)
2 1/2  cups  QUAKER Oats (quick or old, fashioned, uncooked)
1  package  Semi-sweet chocolate, pieces (6 oz)
1/2  cup  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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