Heather reminded me of this recipe in a recent e-mail. We udes to call them Dad's favourite cookies, because my Dad loves them so much. You could substitute raisins for chopped dried fruit, or change to white chocolate chips for variety.
Preheat oven to 350F
What you need:
1/2 cup margarine or butter; 1/2 cup white sugar; 1/2 cup brown sugar; 2 Tbs molasses; 2 eggs; 1 tsp vanilla; 1and 1/2 cups rolled oats; 3/4 cup whole wheat flour; 3/4 cup flour; 1 tsp baking soda; 1 tsp baking powder; 1 cup chocolate chips. optional add 1 cup raisins, and or chopped nuts.
Melt the margarine or butter. Add the sugars and liquids. Mix well. Add dry ingredients in small batches until well mixed. Add chocolate chips, raisins and nuts (if using). Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheets. Bake until golden brown and edges are crispy - about 12 minutes.