This recipe is from Shirley McNevich's Mom's Best Recipes Vol 1. Published here with her permission.
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2 cups butter
2 cups white sugar
2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
4 cups flour
5 cups dry oatmeal (Quaker quick oats)
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
24 oz. Nestlé's chocolate bits
1 plain 8 oz. Hershey bar cut into 1/4" pieces
5 cups chopped nuts (optional)
In a mixer, combine butter, white sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Put oatmeal in a blender (small amount at a time) and continue blending until it turns to powder. In a separate bowl, add the powdered oatmeal and mix together (using a spoon) with the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Add that mixture slowly to the batter already in the mixer--if the batter gets too stiff for the mixer continue by hand. Add the chocolate chips, Hershey bar chunks and nuts (optional). Drop heaping teaspoonsful on to a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 325-350 degrees for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Let the cookies cool slightly before removing them from the cookie sheets.