An easy, simple cookie recipe that's always a crowd-pleaser over the holidays.
1 cup butter
1 cup margarine
2 cups sugar
2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla (to taste)
4 cups flour
2 cups ground oatmeal (not instant, pulsed in processor)
3 cups large flake oatmeal
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp cornstarch (for chewy cookies only; leave out for crunchier cookies)
4 cups chocolate chips
Step 1: Cream butter, margarine, and white and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
Step 2: Add eggs and vanilla (optional).
Step 3: In a food processor, grind oatmeal until it is like flour.
Step 4: Combine all oatmeal with flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cornstarch (optional).
Step 5: Mix butter ingredients with dry ingredients; add chocolate chips.
Step 6: Scoop cookie balls and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Flatten each cookie slightly with the palm of your hand.
Step 7: Bake at 375ºF for 10 minutes, or until lightly golden around edges.