This recipe came to me from a friend on the Internet. It was reputed to be the recipe from Nieman Marcus that someone asked for and was charged for, so in revenge published it to the world. I have since read that the story is not true, but nonetheless, they're damn good cookies.
I organized it my way and added notes about things.
Ingredients 1 cup butter (two sticks) softened, not melted 1 cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 2 cups flour 2 cups blended oatmeal** 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. soda 1/2 tsp. salt (omit if using salty nuts) 1 cup chopped nuts (your choice) 1/2 cup coconut optional, toasting also optional 16 oz. total of cholocate 12 oz. chopped semisweet choco bars like Dove 4 oz. chopped sweet choco bars like Dove It works well to use plain old Hershey's chocolate chips too. ** Measure oatmeal and blend in a blender to a fine powder. Or is it blend oatmeal, then measure? There's a difference of about 20%. Nowadays (2003), I use Scot's porridge oats, which are smaller than normal American oats, and don't bother to blend them first.
Method o Cream the butter and both sugars with mixer. o Add eggs and vanilla, mix some more. o Mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda. o Add chocolate chips and nuts, final mixing by hand. o Divide dough into six approximately equal parts, roll into logs. Each log is sliced into 12 cookies. Place them 4 x 6 on a baking sheet. Logs can also be frozen, sliced, and baked another day. o Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes 72 cookies. first batch can take 12 mins (cold sheet)