My younger brother just tested up from his junior black belt to adult-level black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and these are the cookies he wanted to celebrate with. This recipe makes a huge batch of cookies — between 5 and 6 dozen — so there’s more than enough to enjoy here and to send with him to Tae Kwon Do class tomorrow.
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
3 Tablespoons water
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups flour (half whole-wheat, half unbleached)
4 1/2 cups uncooked rolled oats
Mix sugar and butter in a large bowl with a wooden spoon. Stir in eggs, one at a time. Add water and vanilla, then stir to thoroughly combine.
Stir in salt, baking powder, and soda. Mix in flour, then add oats. Dough can be refrigerated, or baked immediately. Roll dough into balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350°F for 8 to 10 minutes.