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1/2 cup margarine (softened)
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 cups peanut butter
4 1/2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 package (12 ounces) chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat margarine and sugars together until pale and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. By hand in another bowl, mix oatmeal with soda, then add peanut butter, chocolate chips and nuts, then add first mixture to this bowl. Roll into 2 inch balls, place 3 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheets, flatten slightly. Bake for 12-13 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheets. Makes about 60-70 cookies.

Serving size (based on 60-cookie yield): 1 cookie. Per serving: 186 calories, 4.9 g protein, 10 g fat, 20.4 g carbohydrates, 2.4 g fiber, 99 mg sodium, 10 mg cholesterol

Jo Ann Carney, Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative