Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Every time a make this I swear I will never make them again. They are so good I usually eat 1/4 of them before they make it in the oven, and then try to share the rest, but end up eating those too. They are super easy, soft, and you could probably convince yourself they are healthy because of all the oatmeal. 

Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups quick cooking (instant) oats
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

1. In a large bowl cream butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.

2. In a separate bowl mix flour, salt, and baking soda. Slowly fold into wet mixture a mix until just incorporated. 

3. Add oats and chocolate chips and gently fold in, careful not to over mix.

4. Add large spoonfuls to a baking sheet and bake for 11-12 minutes until edges begin to brown.

Oscar cursing that chocolate is poison.
I melted some baking chocolate with butter and drizzled over the top of each cookie for some added chocolate.....because thats all we really want :)

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