Most cookie recipes I know follow a drill similar to this one:
- two sticks of unsalted real butter
- 1.5 cups sugar (usually they tell you to do half white and half brown sugar)
- couple teaspoons of vanila
- one egg (I used two)
Cream the above mixture, so that you end up with every ingredient well distributed and a sort of fluffly like mix. I started with the mixer on low. I gradually increased the speed, until I was satisfied with the mix.
After creaming, I placed the mix into a BIG mixing bowl, so that I would have plenty of room for stirring. Then I started stirring in the chocolate chips and the flour.
- I used a pack of chocolate chips (I think the pack was 12 -16 oz. Sometimes, I use M & M candy instead. Sometimes I mix up some goodies and stir in about 2 cups of them.
- I stirred in about 1 cup of old fashioned oats (I love that stuff!)
- I used about 2 cups of self-rising flour. I could have used a little more (maybe a half cup or so) and ended up with a cookie that kept it's shape while baking. But, I chose to have cookies that would melt down and spead out a bit.
When I baked a pan full at 350, the cookies spread out more and took about 15 minutes to brown on the bottoms. When I baked a pan full at 375, they didn't spread out as much and took about 12 minutes to brown on the bottoms.
Altogether, I ended up with about 46 cookies, and I ate only three to "test for quality." (yea right!)