3/4 c sugar
3/4 c brown sugar, packed
1 t vanilla
1 1/4 c flour
1 t baking soda
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2 t salt
3 c oats (quick or regular)
Beat softened butter and both sugars together in large bowl. Add eggs and vanilla, and blend well.
In separate bowl mix flour, soda, cinnamon and salt. Gradually add to butter mixture, blending well. It will be very thick. Add oats and continue to blend well.
Drop heaping teaspoons onto baking sheet and bake at 375 for 8 to 10 minutes.
You can add 1 1/2 to 2 cups of add-ins such as raisin, dried cranberries, nuts, chocolate chips ....You can add orange or almond extract in place of the vanilla. I love orange extract and dried cranberries together.
What you don't use can be frozen or, stored in the fridge for up to a week. Before using remove from fridge and allow to come to room temperature so butter softens again.
Baked cookies keep well and make great gifts. You can also layer the dry parts in a nice jar and give as a gift with instructions attached. These cookies also travel well and are good for adding to lunch boxes or taking on trips.