1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups uncooked quick oats
6 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350F.
Combine butter and sugar in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
Sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Stir into creamed mixture. Add oats and chocolate chips. Dough will be very stiff. Add up to 1/4 cup water if needed. Form tablespoon-sized balls and place on prepared baking sheet. Flatten slightly. Bake 10-12 minutes.
Makes 4 dozen.
**an additional cup of chocolate chips and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts are also good.
From American Profile magazine.