Preheat oven to 325 °In a large mixing bowl or electric mixer, beat butter and sugars for 5 minutes.* Add in eggs and vanilla and mix for another 1 min.
Add in flour, oatmeal, salt and baking soda. Mix until just combined. Then add in the chocolate chips and mix until just incorporated.
Using a silicone baking mat, drop tablespoon sized dough balls on a cookie sheet. (A greased cookie sheet will work too). Bake for 10-13 minutes, or until lightly browned on the edges. Cookies will look very soft and puffy. Let them rest for 5 minutes on cookie sheet to set up. *see notes
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After lots of experimenting, I have found that the quality of a cookie comes down to one thing: THE BUTTER. Cookies turn out so much better if two things are done.
The butter must be room temperature: not harder, not softer. If you've forgotten to set the butter out a head of time, I find the best thing to do is use a box grater and grate the stick of butter. It sounds crazy, but all those little grates of butter get to the butter to the consistency it needs to be.
The butter needs to be whipped! Instead of just mixing the butter and sugar together until combined, leave the mixer on for another 5 minutes. This results in a light and fluffy base that makes your cookies SO much softer and more delicious.