Makes a lot and is a super simple recipe. The original recipe came from the September/October 2000, Country Woman magazine, and I have been using this recipe ever since, so you know it must be a keeper!!!
The recipe says it makes around 8 dozen, I generally get around 6 dozen. They freeze great and you can half the recipe no problem
Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
3 cups of butter or marg, I use the marg
3 cups packed brown sugar
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking soda
6 cups quick-cooking oats
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. I use my Kitchen Aid mixer to mix this and it fits no problem. However you do need a large bowl, I have used a popcorn bowl as there is a lot of this mixture.
Sieve together flour and baking soda, and gradually add to the butter and sugar mixture.
Stir in the oats by hand, it is too much for the mixer.
Put heaped teaspoons of mixture on baking trays and flatten with your hand. Bake at 350 oF for approx 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
Now a bit of a warning, if you are prone to heartburn, these cookies won't help the matter, so only eat a couple at a time, otherwise you will get chronic heartburn, been there done that as they say!!!!!
Now for an artistic shot of the cookies!!!