Perfect Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

from melskitchencafe.com

1 cup oatmeal (not quick)

2 1/4 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup butter, room temperature

1 1/4 cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 tablespoons vanilla

1 cup coconut

12 oz. semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put the top 4 ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend about 30 seconds until coarse. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat the butter for 30 seconds until light in color. Add the sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Next, add the dry ingredients then add the coconut and chocolate chips. Shape cookie dough into balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 12-13 minutes. Let the cookies cool slightly before removing them from the pan to a wire rack. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.