This is my only cookie recipe. I used to make them often, when the boys were little. (A long, long time ago.) I used to call these "Goody Two Cookies" because you can remember the recipe so easily that way, but then I had to rename them when I realized that they were completely responsible for porking me up, as we say around here.
They are (here's that tired but apt descriptive) addictive and delicious; once, years after I had taken them to an event, a woman I had met there called me from Kentucky to ask for the recipe. Again.
This recipe can be used for oatmeal or chocolate chip cookies with a minor variation. Sorry to say they are just as fattening either way. So.. here is the oatmeal recipe.
Add 2 cups of sugar. (I use 1 of brown and 1 of white, but you can use either/or.)
2 very generous pinches of salt
2 big slurps of vanilla
2 cups of all purpose flour
2 cups of oatmeal
1 tsp. baking soda
and mix this up.
Let it sit for about 15 minutes before you start making cookies! Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes.
Here is how you change it up for chocolate chip.
Instead of adding the oatmeal, add 2 more cups of regular flour.
Add chocolate chips (and nuts if you want to). That's it!
Don't say you weren't warned.