Giant Peanut Butter Cookies

Christmas Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butte or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup plus w tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • 4 1/2 cups regular oats uncooked
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup candy-coated peanut butter pieces
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, peanut butter, vanilla, and syrup; beat well. Add oats, soda, and salt; stirring well. Stir in peanut butter pieces and walnuts. (Batter will be stiff.)

Spoon dough, 1/4 cup at a time, 4 inches apart onto lightly greased cookie sheets; press each into a 3 inch circle. Bake at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes. Centers of cookies will be slightly soft. Cool slightly on cookie sheets: remove to wire racks.

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen.


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