Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies a la Canadian Living Magazine, October 2000
These cookies are the most requested in the cookie jar!
2/3 cup butter (use butter, it is better for sure)
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups quick oats
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup chocolate chips (I often use 1 cup)
Cream together the butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, and beat until well combined. Scrape down side of bowl. In a separate bowl, combine oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add to butter mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop with a tbsp onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake for 10 minutes at 350. They last about a week in an airtight container, or you can freeze them. Makes 2 dozen (depending on how many you eat when they come out of the oven).
And you can substitute raisins, white chocolate, nuts, cranberries, etc for the chocolate chips-just keep the amounts (1 cup total) the same.
But be careful. These cookies have addictive properties and when used carelessly, will backfire on you. You may become a slave to the stove as your family members demand more. Although if a girl bakes them in the right time of the month, they do wonders to satisfy a severe chocolate craving.