Helen's Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

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“There are lots of chocolate chip oatmeal cookie recipes out there, but this is the one I use, and none of the others had quite the same proportions of ingredients. I got this from my mom (Helen). They're equally good with raisins instead of chips, and I love walnut pieces added (but my son doesn't, so I usually skip those). Cooking time is for 5 successive cookie sheet's worth of baking/resting/removal.”
84 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350° Cream together margarine and both sugars.
  2. Blend in eggs and vanilla.
  3. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; blend thoroughly.
  4. Stir in oats and chocolate chips.
  5. (I use my mixer for this part too!) Drop by teaspoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake 7 minutes.
  7. Leave cookies on sheet to"rest" 2 minutes, then remove to cooling area.
  8. (I remove them to brown paper to absorb a little of the grease-- I just use the inside of a grocery bag, cut and flattened out.) (Cookie sheet should be cool when putting the dough on. Since I only have one sheet, I rinse the sheet w/ cold water and dry each time I take some cookies off.).

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