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.

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Ingredients

65
Original recipe yields 65 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl cream, sugar, butter, and maple syrup. Add eggs and vanilla.

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  • 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 chips and chocolate pieces last and form into small balls and place on a ungreased cookie sheet 3 inches apart. Press the cookies flat.

  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Dough also freezes well.

Nutrition Facts

263.3 calories; 3.7 g protein; 32 g carbohydrates; 12.1 mg cholesterol; 130 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2008
This recipe makes for some tasty cookies but has some obvious mistakes and should be revised. The main one is that the oil called for in ingredients is never mentioned in the directions (I put it in at the same time as the butter). Also...why have two different measurements for the same ingredient that is added at the same time (semi-sweet chocolate chips). I use 1 and 1/2 cups to play with either using white chocolate chips milk chocolate chunks or even dark chocolate. The other four cups seems a bit excessive (which I guess reflects the recipe's name...) but I go ahead and use it and the cookies practically fall apart which if you don't mind is actually quite nice. It sounds like I have a lot of complaints but the taste is so good that is deserves the four! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/13/2004
Sorry I did not care for these cookies. They turned out way too soft. They were hard to get off the pan. Maybe I ground the oatmeal too much?! My daughter didn't like them either. I won't be making these again. Read More
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3 Ratings
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2008
This recipe makes for some tasty cookies but has some obvious mistakes and should be revised. The main one is that the oil called for in ingredients is never mentioned in the directions (I put it in at the same time as the butter). Also...why have two different measurements for the same ingredient that is added at the same time (semi-sweet chocolate chips). I use 1 and 1/2 cups to play with either using white chocolate chips milk chocolate chunks or even dark chocolate. The other four cups seems a bit excessive (which I guess reflects the recipe's name...) but I go ahead and use it and the cookies practically fall apart which if you don't mind is actually quite nice. It sounds like I have a lot of complaints but the taste is so good that is deserves the four! Read More
(8)
Rating: 1 stars
10/13/2004
Sorry I did not care for these cookies. They turned out way too soft. They were hard to get off the pan. Maybe I ground the oatmeal too much?! My daughter didn't like them either. I won't be making these again. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
06/11/2003
Makes a huge batch so there's always some to freeze for later. Contains some unusual but fun ingredients yet it's easy to adapt depending on what's on-hand. Read More
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