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Pecan Surprise Cookies

What you need: 

1 cup margarine, softened
¾ - 1 cup sugar
¾ - 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup uncooked oats
1 cup crushed Wheaties (cereal)
½ cup coconut
½ cup finely shopped pecans

What you do: 

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Cream margarine in a large bowl. Add vegan sugars and applesauce. Beat well. Stir in oil and vanilla.
Combine flour, soda, salt, and oats in a large bowl. Add Wheaties, coconut, and pecans. Blend well.
Add dry mixture to butter mixture. Mix well. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place on an ungreased baking sheet and mash lightly twice (once lengthwise, once widthwise) with a fork.
Bake for 15 minutes.

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10
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

These were really good, but i was worried about the amount of fat, i used less oil. I also used vanilla soygurt instead of applesauce. but they turned out amazing!
This recipe is a keeper!

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Im not sure what the surprise is, but it's probably how delicious these are ;)

I was a little freaked out about the cup of oil and the cup of margarine, so i replaced the oil and applesauce with mashed banana.. It makes these really fruity and REALLY nice :)

Also, I cant get ahold of wheaties where i am, so I used a cereal called wheetabix that is like crushed wheaties formed into little bars, sorta similar to what shredded wheat is like.. it worked just fine.. I took a bite of a cookie and then took it to my husband to taste.. i said here, take a bite of this and taste it.. he never gave me back my cookie! haha.. now it lives in his stomach ;)

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