1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
3 cups oats
Optional add-ins, 1 cup cranberries and 1 cup white chocolate chips OR 1 cup walnuts and 1 cup coconut OR 1 cup raisins OR 1 cup butterscotch chips OR 1 cup chocolate chips OR you get the idea! ;-)
PREHEAT oven to 375°F.
COMBINE In large bowl, beat butter and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and cinnamon; mix well. Add oats; mix well. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
BAKE 10 to 11 minutes. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.
*NOTE* If you do add in chocolate chips etc. stir them in by hand, it keeps the dough from getting tough.