This recipe was the scene of no small amount of controversy in my house for many years and it a rather poor transcription of a man's recipe and legacy. Problem is that the cookie recipe is "as it is on the back of the box", along with these other ingredients.
Maybe this is so, but I've got a secret suspicion you'll find a more accurate representation of this recipe around here someplace else.
oatmeal box recipe,
on the back
candied lemon peel
Mix together all ingredients except the pecans. Drop standard-sized cookies on a covered sheet tray and top each with a 1/2 pecan. Bake 13 minutes, or maybe 19 -- horrible writing at the bottom.