OK – this recipe is courtesy of one of my neighbors – and since I made them, my husband has all but demanded they be the ONLY chocolate chip cookies I ever make again.
Feel free to halve the recipe 0r freeze half the dough WITHOUT the chocolate chips.
2 cups of butter
32 ounces of chocolate chips
4 cups of flour
2 cups of brown sugar
2 teaspoons of baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt
2 cups of sugar
4 1/2 cups of blended oatmeal
2 teaspoons of Baking powder
2 teaspoons of vanilla
(Optional) 3 cups of chopped nuts – your choice.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
Pour oatmeal into a blender and blend to a fine powder. Set aside.
Cream the butter and both sugars.
Add eggs and vanilla. Mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder and soda.
Add chocolate chips and nuts if desired.
Roll into balls, place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. (For softer cookies – bake only 8 minutes)