What do you do with leftover Easter candy? Find something to bake them in. These are by far my favorite oatmeal cookies. The dough is extremely dangerous. I could eat the whole thing. Pair it with m&m's, my favorite little chocolate candies, and you have a stomach ache waiting to happen. Today I resisted. It was not easy, but just a couple of tastes of dough and one cookie didn't completely obliterate all of the work I did at the gym at 5:30 this morning. I love this recipe because the cookies are chewy and slightly crispy on the edges. I don't put the cinnamon in when I add chocolate to them, but they are also extremely delicious plain with the cinnamon added.
Soft Oatmeal Cookies
1 c butter
1 c sugar
1 c brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla (I always splash in a little extra)
2 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon(if desired)
3 c oats (quick or old fashioned)
1 1/2 cups - 2 cups chocolate chips
Cream butter and sugars. Beat in eggs one at a time. Whisk dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then add to the cream mixture. Mix in oats until just combined. Add chocolate chips, etc. if desired. Cover and chill 1 hour. Preheat oven to 375 degrees*. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment. Roll into walnut sized balls. Place 2 inches apart. Flatten each with a fork. Bake 8-10 min.
*I made big cookies so I baked them at 365 degrees for 10 min so the edges wouldn't brown too quickly.