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Smucker's Peanut Butter Oatmeal Treats

You can find good recipes anywhere -- this one came off the lid of a Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter jar. These pack well and can be a good picker-upper to send off to a college student who's struggling through exams. (At least they worked for our daughter, Jessica.)

1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup margarine or butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
2 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 16-ounce jar natural peanut butter
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup mini chocolate chips

In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt, and set aside. In large bowl, cream butter, peanut butter and sugars. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture, oatmeal and chocolate pieces. Do not overbeat. Place mixture in an ungreased pan measuring 15 1/2 by 10 1/2 by 1 inches. (We used a jellyroll pan.) Press the cookie dough down slightly to fill the pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes. (Ours took 18 minutes.)

Makes 4 dozen 1-by-3-inch bar cookies.


Sunday, November 14, 1999

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