This recipe is a household favorite by Colleen Quigley's family.
Here is the recipe for the cookies Colleen's mother made every year.
Growing up she used to make enough for everyone on their street, and all their friends and family.
When her brother was deployed, she sent hundreds of cookies to Iraq for Christmas for his entire unit.
Mrs. Fields Cookie Recipe Il
2 cups butter, softened
2 cups w hite sugar
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
4 cups all-purpose flour
5 cups rolled oats
4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
8 ounces finely grated chocolate bar
3 cups chopped walnuts
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
2. Cream together butter or white sugar, and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla.
3. Mix together in a separate bowl: salt, baking powder, baking soda, flour and oatmeal (put small amounts of oatmeal in blender until it turns to powder. out 5 cups of oatmeal and only "powderize" that, NOT 5 cups "powderized" oatmeal).
4. Mix all of the above.
5. Add: chocolate chips, grated chocolate bar, and chopped nuts (any kind).
6. Bake on greased cookie sheet (make golf ball sized balls) and bake about two inches apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Do not overbake.
Pro tip: after you make the cookies, store them in a tin with a piece of white bread. The bread helps keeps the cookies moist!
Colleen says, "My favorite tradition is listening to Christmas music, doing a gift exchange with my family, and then indulging in some seven layer cake!"