Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I need to have cookies on hand and I hate to rely on store-bought cookies.   One of my favorites is oatmeal but I’m not that crazy about putting healthy raisins in so I sub chocolate chips, which if I’m not mistaken has some health benefits too.  This recipe is on the bottom of the Quaker Oats cover (just a couple of modifications such as the chocolate chips & extra vanilla) but I’ve been meaning to type it up because I live in fear that some day they will no longer put the recipe there and it will be lost forever.

And, an interesting discovery while I was making these cookies… I spilled 1/2 cup of the oats on the floor and before I could clean the mess up, Lola had scarfed up every little morsel.  I had no idea she might eat raw oats but it led me to come up with a new recipe just for her.  Soon to be posted:  Oatmeal/Sweet Potato/Parm Cheese K-9 Cookies.  But first here’s your version so you’ll have something to munch on while making the puppy variety (p.s. careful to not leave the K-9 cookies on the counter without telling your husband who they’re for).

OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

½         Cup (1 stick) plus 6 TBL butter
¾         Cup firmly packed light brown sugar
½         Cup granulated sugar
2          Eggs
1          TBL vanilla
1 ½      Cups flour
1          teas baking soda
1          teas ground cinnamon
½         teas salt
3          Cups Quaker Oats, uncooked
6          Oz. chocolate chips (or as many as you like)

– In mixer, beat butter and sugars until creamy
– Add eggs and vanilla; beat well
– Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well
– Add oats and chocolate chips; mix well
– Drop by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets
– Bake 8-10 minutes at 350° until light golden brown.

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