First off, I MUST credit my wonderful friend Stephanie for this amazing recipe. You can check out the original post here. These are her pictures--isn't she amazing??
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Delights (because they are delightful)
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional but totally recommended)
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves (optional but also totally recommended)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups rolled oats
1. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking powdered, baking soda, and, if desired, cinnamon and cloves (but totally recommended- by the way). Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. Stir in rolled oats. (As you continue to stir in flour you may begin to think that "Okay, this is too much flour! I still have to add OATS!" I think that every time! Just keep stirring :) At the last minute it comes together for me and is like the perfect cookie dough from heaven ... angels start to sing, harps begin to play, your kitchen fills with light... it's great). Once cookie dough from heaven is combined I make it even more heavenly by adding my choc-o-late chips (or whatever I'm in the mood for).
2. Drop dough by rounded spoon 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool. (Then I would add: ENJOY! Recipes never include that step!) - One thing I really love about this recipe is how beautifully consistent it is. The dough always looks and feels the same - and the finished product is the same every time. I really appreciate the dependability :)
***I will add my personal note that I have tried these and they are DELICIOUS!