Today my mom flew into town for the afternoon on her way to visit my sister (who just had a baby a few months ago). SO I had to make a batch of cookie dough for her. I also baked some of it for my kiddo's. So here is the recipe for my favorite Cookie EVER!
G'pa Dave's Chocolate chip cookies
1 C sugar
1 C brown sugar
2 cubes butter (1 C)
2-3 tsp vanilla
2 C+ ground oatmeal (NOT quick oats)
2 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
12 oz Chocolate chips (my mom likes Milk and I like semi sweet)
macadamia nuts (optional)
Mix the sugars together, beat in the butter, until smooth and then the eggs one at a time then add the vanilla. In a separate bowl mix the oats, flour, soda, powder and salt. Add the oat mixture to the butter mixture. Then add the chocolate chips and nuts. Bake at 360 for 8-12 mins (depending on how raw or cooked you like your cookies, my mom likes her dough warm, but not cooked! I like mine when the top JUST starts to turn golden).
It takes about 3 cups of oats to make 2 cups ground oats. I like to make a double batch of dough but only half of the chocolate. I like my cookies warm and fresh, so I only cook what I want to eat. The rest I make into dough balls and freeze. Then when I want fresh cookies I pull out a pan, put the frozen ball's in the oven while it preheats and add 2 minutes to the normal cooking time.
For variety sometimes I add cocoa and use peanut butter chips, or add coconut, but while these are sometimes nice changes my favorite will always be the original.