My Best Oatmeal Cookies

My brother-in-law, now retired from the Navy, was in the Gulf War. We sent him many packages from home. Hs favorite cookies were oatmeal cookies. I experimented with recipes until I made up one that became his favorite. Here it is.


1 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
14 tablespoons butter (1 3/4 sticks)
1 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix butter, suagr, egg, and vanilla. Blend in the flour and baking powder. Stir in the oats, nuts, and chocolate chips.

Drop by heaping spoonfuls two inches apart onto greased baking sheets. Flatten slightly. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes.

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2 dozen cookies

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this recipe is really

this recipe is really great!!! i added some cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice and it really gave them a fall-like smell in the house while baking and more holiday-like flavor...:)