(Adapted from an Amish recipe)
1 cup butter, room temp.
1 cup sugar
1 cup firm packed brown sugar
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups all purpose flour (I use bread flour for all my ap flour)
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup oatmeal OR instant oatmeal
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 pkg milk chocolate chips
preheat oven to 375. cream butter and sugar. add eggs and vanilla and mix well. stir dry ingredients except for chips together in a bowl and add to sugar mixture, mixing well. add a handful of flour if dough seems too sticky. mix in chocolate chips. scoop out with a cookie scoop and bake 12-15 minutes. cool on wire racks.
This recipe doubles easily....I don't use salt because I use salted butter, but you could add a tsp of salt if you want. Add some nuts at the end, too, if you want. I have no idea how many it makes...3 dozen?? Who knows. We have dough-eaters here, so I never get an accurate count.
To freeze: scoop dough out onto a cookie sheet and pop it in the freezer. when dough balls freeze, transfer them to a freezer Ziploc bag, label with directions and date, and store.