If you need to feed a bunch of kids, this is the recipe. I have had it for years and use it often for the grandchildren.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 1 cup margarine
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups white sugar
- 2 cups packed brown sugar
- 4 eggs
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons real maple syrup
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup finely ground graham cracker crumbs
- 5 cups rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 3 cups chopped walnuts
In a large bowl cream, sugar, butter, and maple syrup. Add eggs and vanilla.
Grind the oats in a food processor to a coarse texture. Mix the dry ingredients together (except chocolate) and pour in half, add the cracker crumbs and nuts, mix well and add the rest of the dry ingredients. NOTE: You can use any one of the following kinds of nuts: peanuts, almonds, pecans, walnuts, filberts, cashews or chestnuts.
Add the chocolate pieces last and make a small ball and place on a ungreased cookie sheet 3 inches apart. Press the cookie flat.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Dough also freezes well.