Tollhouse-Style Chocolate-Chip Cookies

These will be familiar to anyone who uses the recipe on the back of the Nestle bag, but with oatmeal for extra character:

2 sticks butter
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1/2 cup oatmeal
chocolate chips

Cream butter until very soft and fluffy.
Add sugar, beat very well.
Add soda and salt, mix them in.
Add vanilla and eggs, combine thoroughly.
Add flour gradually, mixing well.
Add oatmeal.
If the batter still seems too sticky, add up to 1 1/2 cups more oatmeal and mix well.
Add chocolate chips. (put them in by handfuls until it seems like there is enough.)

Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet
Bake at 350 for 9-11 minutes.

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    Allan West Last modified: Wed Jan 6 09:34:10 EST