20 (BIG!) cookies

1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups old-fashioned oats
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts


Cream together margarine, sugars, eggs until light and fluffy, mixing frequently. Mix in vanilla.
In separate bowl stir together flour, soda, baking powder, salt, and oats.
Fold in dry ingredients and mix, dough should be stiff, add more flour if needed.
Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.

Preheat oven to 350°.
Roll dough into 1/4 cup balls,
Place on cookie sheet with parchment paper or lightly greased, giving about 3” between cookies to allow to spread.
Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes, rotating sheet halfway through.
Should be golden but still spongy when done, texture should be chewy.
Leave on sheet to cool until set.
Reduce cooking time if made smaller