My son needed cookies for a team dinner yesterday so I decided to surprise my husband and bake his favorite ones. This recipe originally came from my cousin Rhonda. I have made a few minor personal adjustments to it. I brought them one day to my boss where I used to work. After that, whenever I would ask for days off, she would tell me I could have them only if I brought her these cookies (minus the chocolate chips; she was allergic). She was really only kidding, but to be on the safe side I usually obliged. These are light colored soft cookies. I have had people tell me they could not get them to flatten. You need to make sure that you melt your butter and mix the time indicated. They are worth the extra time. Enjoy!!
Rhonda's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 lb. butter, melted
2 cups white sugar
2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
4 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. salt
2 cups chocolate chips
5 cups oatmeal
Combine butter, sugars and beat for 10 minutes. *The secret is in the beating. * Add eggs and vanilla and beat for 3 more minutes. Add flour, soda and salt gradually to the mixture. Then add chocolate chips and oatmeal. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. You want them to be light colored.
*This makes a huge batch. It is a nice thing that it is really easy to half the recipe.
*I made half the batch just oatmeal and then added chocolate chips to the rest. Good variety. I have also added raisins before and it is good.