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Chewy Red, White, and Blue Cookies

Yield Makes 5 dozen
You can find red, white, and blue candies at supermarkets and discount stores before the Fourth of July.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • 4 1/2 cups uncooked regular oats
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) red, white, and blue candy-coated chocolate pieces
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

How to Make It

  1. Beat sugars and butter at low speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and next 3 ingredients, beating until combined. Stir in oats and remaining ingredients.

  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.

  3. Bake, in batches, at 350° for 15 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

  4. Note: For testing purposes only, we used red, white, and blue M&Ms.