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