Because these are my favorite cookies - and I, unfortunately, cannot bake all of you a batch - I'm sharing the recipe here. Enjoy!
3 sticks of butter (softened)
1 ¼ cups brown sugar
1 ¼ cups white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
3 cups oatmeal (blended to the consistency of flour)
2 ¼ cups white flour
Start by mixing the butter, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, vanilla, baking soda and salt. Next blend the oatmeal—I do this in our blender—until it’s the consistency of flour. Mix the blended oatmeal and the white flour with everything else. When the dough clumps together, it’s ready. The key to the right consistency of dough—and therefore to fantastic cookies—is the white flour. If the dough still seems wet or sticky, add another ¼ cup of flour until the dough doesn't stick to your fingers (too little flour=flat cookies; too much flour=clumpier cookies). Add chocolate chips next—I typically put in half a bag.
Form the dough into balls to place on a cookie sheet. Cook at 350 degrees for 8 - 10 minutes or until the tops of the cookies are turning golden brown. The cookies won’t necessarily look done, but once they have that slightly golden brown top, pull them out and set them on top of the oven to cool for another few minutes.