1 cup sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup coarsely chopped salted peanuts
1 (14-ounce) package (2 cups) candy-coated milk chocolate pieces
Heat oven to 350°F.
Combine sugar, brown sugar, margarine, eggs and vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until light and fluffy. Add all remaining ingredients except peanuts and candy; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in peanuts and chocolate pieces.
Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls, 2-inches apart, onto greased cookie sheets. Bake 12-18 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack.
Variation: Candy & Peanut Bar Cookies:
Prepare cookie dough as directed above. Press dough into greased 15x10x1-inch baking pan with lightly floured hands. Bake 23-27 minutes.