These are currently my favorite cookies. Make them. You will not be disappointed. If you are disappointed, mail them to me and I will eat them.
1/2 cup room temp butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup regular sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1tsp baking soda
1tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups oats, either quick-cook or old-fashioned (uncooked, of course)
About a cup of chocolate chips
About a cup of Craisins (dried sweetened cranberries)
Also: A gallon of milk – because you’ll want a glass with your cookies later. You shouldn’t make these if you’re out of milk, because you’ll regret it. I speak from experience.
Drop the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet in tablespoon-sized blobs. Leave a little room for them to expand, but you don’t need much.
Bake them for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown. Because I’m paranoid that my oven is crazy, I started peeking at 8 minutes. 10 minutes was definitely the “done” point for my batch.
Let them sit on the cookie sheet for at least one minute before taking them off to cool or they will crumble apart. Unless you want them to crumble apart on purpose because the broken ones have no calories, in which case you should remove them immediately.
This recipe makes 4 dozen. But you should double it. Because they disappear fast.