1 cup butter, room temp.
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup sliced almonds (optional)
- Beat butter, adding sugar, eggs and vanilla, until well mixed.
- In a small bowl, mix dry ingredients together and then add to wet mixture, stirring until thoroughly mixed in.
- Add oatmeal, chocolate chips and almonds.
- Drop by Tbsp onto cookie sheet and bake at 350F for 11 minutes or until barely golden in color.
I learned a trick from my fellow recipe contributor, Marg, to bang the cookie sheet on a hard, heat resistant surface as soon as you pull the cookies out of the oven. This makes them shrink down, for that chewy texture. Yield: 3 1/2 - 4 dozen