Recipe for Giant Peanut Butter Cookies


    Giant Peanut Butter Cookies

    1/2 cup butter or margarine softened
    1 cup granulated sugar
    1 cup plus 2 tablespoons 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

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheets.

    Cream butter in a large mixing bowl. Gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, peanut butter, vanilla extract and syrup; beat well. Add oats, baking 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 prepared cookie sheets. Press each into a 3-inch circle. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes. Centers of cookies will be slightly soft. Cool slightly on cookie sheets, then remove to wire racks.

    Yield: 2 1/2 dozen