This is the recipe from a fellow adoptive mom that I hang out with on a forum. These really are the best!
Best Oatmeal Cookies Ever
Contributed by: Kelly CA
* 1 c. Brown Sugar
* 1 c. Granulated Sugar
* 1 c. Butter
* 2 eggs
* 2 tsp. Vanilla
* 2 Tbs. Milk
* 2 c. Flour, sifted
* 1 tsp. Baking Powder
* 1 tsp. Baking Soda
* 1 tsp. Salt
* 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
* 2 c. Old Fashioned Oatmeal
* 1 12oz. bag chocolate chips ( caramel swirl chips are best, if you can find them, or 1/2 choc chips 1/2 butterscotch chips are also good)
-Preheat oven to 350.
-Beat butter and sugars together till creamy.
-Add eggs, vanilla and milk, mix well.
-Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
-Add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix well.
-Stir in oatmeal and chocolate chips.
Drop a heaping tablespoons of dough onto silpat or parchment-lined baking sheets.
Butter the bottom of a glass and then dip the glass into turbinado sugar. Press sugared glass onto each cookie to slightly flatten. Re-dip glass in sugar before pressing each cookie.
Bake ten minutes or until edges are brown. I like these to be well caramelized for extra crunch. These are crispy cookies and VERY delish. The large sugar crystals on the top of the cookies add such a wonderful crunch.
When cookies are done, remove to rack to cool and store in a child and mom-proof safe. Try not to eat the whole batch.
You can also add nuts and/or shredded coconut, if you like. If you add coconut, the cookies will lose their yummy crunch, though.