Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 c. quick-cooking oats
1-1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 package (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 c. (12 oz) semisweet choc. chips
1c. chopped nuts (optional)

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the oats, flour, pudding mix, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Yields about 7 dozen.

I absolutely love this recipe- I am constantly trying new cookie recipes and this is my favorite so far. I don't use nuts but that is up to you. Perfect for giving out treats to several friends, etc.

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