I made these cookies for a Memorial Day cookout. They are a bit of work, but nothing the average baker can't handle! The batch makes a LOT of cookies, so be prepared. Bring them to a picnic, give some to your elderly neighbor, dish them out to relatives, and then enjoy the rest!
2 Cups butter
2 Cups sugar
2 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 cups flour
5 cups oatmeal blended to a powder (measure the oatmeal, then blend or food process)
1 8 oz. Hershey bar, grated
24 oz Chocolate chips (2 normal size bags)
3 cups chopped walnuts
A husband, son, or father to stir the dough
Oven temp: 400 degrees
First find a BIG bowl. Have one? Good. Put it away and get a bigger one. A bucket even.
Cream the butter and sugars together. Add eggs. Stir in salt, baking soda, vanilla, and flour. Add oats. Call in appointed male stirrer. (Literally, we have broken wooden spoons with this recipe!) Add chocolate bar, chocolate chips and nuts. At this point, you can give up on stirring with a utensil. Wash your hands and use them to stir. Form into golf balls.
Bake 2" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet for 8 or 9 minutes.