Andes Mint Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Contributed by Ali Masters

3/4 cup sugar                                             2 cups flour (if in Colorado, add 1/2 cup more)

3/4 cup brown sugar                                   1 1/2 cups oats (if in Colorado, add 1/2 cup more)

1 cup butter, slightly softened                       1 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla                                  …              1 tsp baking soda

2 eggs                                                       1 pkg choc. chips

1 box Andes mints cut into halves or thirds

Blend together the sugar, brown sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs.  In a separate bowl, combine the flour, oats, salt and baking soda.  Combine the wet and dry mixtures.  Add in the chocolate chips and mints.  Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet (smaller is better.)  Bake at 350 for about 7 minutes.  Cookies may not look completely done but do not overbake to ensure softness.

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