Printable Recipe (Makes 2 dozen-ish)
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt (a pinch more if you use unsalted butter)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) room temperature butter... really soft!
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (NOT instant)
one cup each of all/some of these:
semi sweet chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coconut, nuts, raisins, or craisins (or whatever you desire!)
Preheat oven to 375 and line/grease two cookie sheets. Whisk together flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside
Stir together butter and sugars till well-mixed in a LARGE bowl! Whisk in vanilla and eggs. Add flour mixture, stir until combined.
Add oatmeal and any other items you chose. (I used almonds, coconut, cranberries and chocolate chips for this batch), and kiss your spoon goodbye! This is for it's own good, trust me.Now it's time to kiss your spoon goodbye! This is for it's own safety, trust me.
Mix until combined with your hands. Mom says "Mixing by hand is the only viable option. I've broken a couple of wooden spoons..., and several lightweight hand blenders on this recipe." It's true. I remember the breaking of spoons. Save your spoons!!
Mixing this hefty dough is no walk in the park; it's more like a triathlon!! Roll into large-ish balls, a few tablespoons per cookie.
These are some serious, substantial cookies! They taste like my childhood. Really! I haven't had them for years, but one bite and I was 13 again. It seems like we always had a batch hanging around. I didn't eat them much then, I hate coconut. But I loved food... so I ate some.
I ate a whole cookie! And wanted another one! Stephen said there was "too much going on." Silly man. That's the POINT!
The rest are reserved for an after-the-first-day-of-school snack. You have to give these a try. After all, they are famous! Well, among certain JAG office circles, anyway.
Shared at Totally Tasty Tuesdays!