Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
I love a good chocolate chip cookie.
This is the recipe that I grew up on. In my mind, these were the be-all, end-all.
Until I met the cyclist.
He baked his cookies for me and I was blown away to find that I could equally love a chocolate chip cookie with NO oatmeal (of course, I could have just been hypnotized by his charm and good looks).
But these are still a favorite.
(Do NOT ask me to pick between the two.)
Mom's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 pound butter, softened or 2 cups shortening
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups white sugar
1 T vanilla (if you know me, you know I swapped some almond extract for a bit of the vanilla)
2 t baking soda
2 t baking powder
1 1/2 t salt
5 cups oatmeal
4 cups flour
1 bag chocolate chips
Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add vanilla. Mix in soda, baking powder, salt, oatmeal and flour. Add chocolate chips.
Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 9-10 minutes, or until the edges start to brown. Let cool on wire rack on pan for 5 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.