1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups old fashioned oat meal
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. Heat your oven to 375 and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugars. Add the vanilla and eggs, one at a time, and mix well on medium speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes.

3. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and mix well. Add the oatmeal and mix well. Add the chocolate chips and mix gently on low until they are evenly incorporated into the dough. (Just look at that dough! Doesn't it make you want to lick your computer screen?)

4. Use a medium-size cookie scoop to drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the cookies are puffed and the edges no longer look shiny (they will look very underbaked, but will be perfect after they settle and cool). Remove the parchment paper (with cookies) from the baking sheet and cool completely before eating (yeah, right--how about, "eat immediately and try not to burn your tongue because it will ruin the experience of eating the next 6 cookies"...).

Makes about 48 cookies

Note: for closer-to-sea-level baking, increase both sugars to 1 cup each, and decrease the flour to just 2 cups (though I bet the recipe would also work as it is written).
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