(adapted from my MIL's recipe for Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies)
2 1/4 Cups butter softened
2 Cups sugar
2 Cups brown sugar
5 cups oatmeal (ground in blender)
4 cups all purpose flour
3 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup Ghiraldelli sweet ground chocolate or 1 Hershey bar melted
12 oz milk chocolate chips or chunks
12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
1-2 cup chopped walnuts (optional...I usually use two cups)
Cream together butter and sugars. Mix in eggs. Add vanilla, mix. Add dry ingredients a little at a time and blend. Stir in chocolate and nuts. Sometimes I use all semi-sweet chocolate buy my family likes them best when I mix milk chocolate with the semi-sweet. for this batch I broke a big Hershey bar into chunks along with the semi sweet chips.
Roll into golf sized balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet (about 6-8 per sheet). Slightly flatten. Sometimes...well most of the time actually...I make ginormous cookies about twice this size. There's something fun about eating a cookie bigger than your head!
Bake at 350 for about 8-10 minutes until lightly golden brown on top.
This cookie dough is addictive by itself. It's so good mixed in with some vanilla icecream and our newest way we love to eat it is sandwiched between two chocolate chip cookies that are cooked.