2 sticks butter, softened 1 Cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 Cup granulated sugar 2 Tablespoon milk 2 Teaspoon vanilla or almond 1 3/4 Cup flour 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda 1/2 Teaspoon salt (optional) 2 1/2 Cup 2 Cups 12 9unces semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 Cup chopped nuts (optional) 2 Eggs
Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat margarine and sugars until creamy. Add eggs, milk and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda and salt; mix well. Add oats, chocolate chips and nuts, if desired; mix well. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 9 to 10 minutes for a chewy cookie or 12 to 13 minutes for a crisp cookie. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.
Bar Cookies: Press dough onto bottom of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Store tightly covered. 32 BARS
Substitute 1 cup butterscotch chips or peanut butter and milk chocolate chips or candy-coated chocolate pieces for chocolate chips.