The recipe for these actually comes from the lid of a Quaker Oats canister my sister bought a few years ago. They're simple, quick and easy to make (like most of the recipes I enjoy making). What I love about these in particular is that they're 'healthy' (oil vs butter, mostly oatmeal with a little flour) so I don't feel bad eating more than one. They're crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside, with just a small hit of chocolate to satisfy the taste buds. A family favourite.
3 cups oats (I use the Quick or 1-Minute kinds)
1 cup oil
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla sugar
1.5 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup chocolate chip or raisins
Place all the ingredients in the bowl of a mixer except for the chocolate chips.
Mix until just combined, under a minute. Add the chocolate chips and give it a little mix to incorporate.
Remove the beaters and form balls with your hands (it doesn't really roll, it's more like squeeze and shape it together), place on a cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 11-12 minutes.