Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies
1 c unsalted butter, at room temperature*
1 c sugar
1 c brown sugar
1 t vanilla
1/3 c milk
2 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
½ t salt
2 ½ c flour
2 ½ c oats, blended (old fashion oats)
2 c or 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c chopped pecans (optional)
Measure 2 1/2 c oats and blend in a blender or food processor until a course powder and set aside. Be sure to measure the oats before blending them. Cream together the butter and both sugars. Mix in the vanilla and milk. Add the baking powder, baking soda and salt, mixing constantly. Slowly mix in the flour and blended oats. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Batter will be thick. Roll into balls and place three inches apart on a cookie sheet. Bake for about 9 minutes at 375o. Let cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheet before removing. Makes about 4½ - 5 dozen cookies.
*Leave the butter out on the counter for a few hours prior to making to soften.