Oatmeal Chocolate Chip

OatmealA request from Emily to fill the cookie jar.  They are pretty good.  Subtle taste of oatmeal that works well with the chocolate chips.  I got this from one of my favorite cookbooks, How To Cook Everything by Mark Bittman.

1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
2 cups rolled oats ( not instant )
pinch salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1/2 t. vanilla
1 large bag of chocolate chips ( milk chocolate or semi-sweet)

Preheat oven to 375.  Cream together the butter and sugars then add the eggs one at a time and beat until blended.  Combined all the dry ingredients.  Alternating with the milk, add the dry ingredients and milk to the batter.  It says to do it by hand but I used the mixer at the lowest speed.  Then add in the vanilla.  Then add in the chocolate chips.  I also use the blender to add in the chips. It is easier and they are evenly balanced.  You could use dried fruit here too. 

Drop by tablespoons onto baking sheets and bake until lightly browned.  About 12-15 minutes.  I used parchment paper on the baking sheets.  Makes life easier.