Quaker's Best Oatmeal Cookies -
slightly modified to Jason's taste...
1-1/4 cups (2-1/2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups Oats (old fashioned, uncooked - you can use quick, but we like the consistency of old fashioned ones)
1 cup walnuts (if you like them)
Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat margarine and sugars until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, salt; mix well. Add oats; mix well.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 8 to 9 minutes for a soft cookie. The edges will be lightly browned and parts of the top (see the picture below). Experiment until you find what your family lkes best.
Store tightly covered if there are any left :).