I don't love to bake them.
1 1/2 cups shortening (Yes, shortening. Crisco. I think it is key to the chewy texture of the cookies versus more crispness when baked with butter.)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons water
4 1/2 cups oatmeal
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2-3 cups chocolate chips (I like semisweet in this recipe, and lots of them.)
Preheat oven to 375F.
Cream sugars and shortening together.
Add water, eggs, and vanilla. Mix well.
Add dry ingredients and mix until well blended.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Using a cookie scoop, drop onto a parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet. (Alternatively, grease the baking sheets.)
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
Allow to cool on baking sheet for a minute before moving to racks to fully cool. (Yields 6 dozen cookies, approximately.)