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  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 3 Dozen
       1 c  Granulated sugar
       1 c  Brown sugar; firmly packed
       1 c  Butter; softened
       2    Eggs
       1 tb Vanilla
       2 c  All-purpose flour
   1 1/2 c  Quick-cooking oats
       1 ts Baking soda
     1/2 ts Salt
       2 c  Candy-coated milk chocolate
            -pieces such as M&M’s
       1 c  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 1/4-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