Dad traditionally makes these around the holidays, but they are perfect any time of the year. He often adds chopped pecans and will make a batch especially for mom who doesn’t like chocolate chips: no chips, extra pecans.
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Since Dad died I’ve made these cookies a few times, and, unintentionally, those few times have been for new moms. After they are baked I realize, Oh, oatmeal is good for nursing mothers!
Alice and I recently baked them for the first time for our family, and when Ken tasted one he said it might be the best cookie he’s ever had, hands down. Better than Oreos?? Alice loves them because they have two of her favorite foods: oatmeal and brown sugar.
1 cup unsalted butter
1 ½ tsp vanilla
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups flour
2 ½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
6 oz milk chocolate chips
Melt butter, and combine with vanilla and egg. Then mix in both sugars. Add flour and baking soda. Mix well. Add the oats, and mix well. Lastly, blend in chocolate chips. Use a Tablespoon to scoop out the dough onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees.