Oatmeal Cookies for the week

Every Sunday I make a big batch of cookies.  They last about a week sometimes a little more.  My standard is the chocolate chip.  I can pretty much make them in my sleep.   Today I opted for oatmeal cookies just to shake things up.

oatmealThese are chewy, buttery and quite delish.   This is a recipe for about 60 cookies.

Preheat the oven to 350.

4 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature

1 1/3 cups light brown sugar

1 1/3 cups dark brown sugar (you could just choose one but it is what I had and it worked)

4 eggs room temperature

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. kosher salt

6 cups old fashioned oats

4 cups of chocolate chips or dried fruit (cranberries, raisins)

In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter and beat until smooth.  Add brown sugar, eggs and vanilla and beat until incorporated.  Whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a separate bowl.  I use a whisk.  Add this into the other bowl and beat until incorporated.  Then take the oats and chocolate or dried fruit and mix the rest in with a wooden spoon.

Put the bowl in the fridge for about 10/15 minutes to get cold.  Scoop the cookies on to a parchment lined cookie sheet about two inches apart.  Bake until browned about 10/12 minutes.