This started as a quest to use up stuff I had around the house and to make cookies to take with me to work. It’s a variation on the cookie recipe in the lid of the Quaker Oatmeal box.
Preheat oven to 350. In a mixer, mix
1 cup butter (2 sticks), room temperatureAs I have said before, I let the mixer run for seven or eight minutes until the mixture is light and fluffy. Then add
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggsMix well. In a separate bowl combine
2 tablespoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups flourAdd the dry mixture gradually to the wet mixture until combined. Finally, mix in
1 teaspoon baking soda
a pinch of salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3 cups oatmealDrop heaping tablespoons of dough onto a greased cookie sheet or a Silpat and bake for 15-18 minutes.
1 cup Craisins (not craziness, as first published)
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips