Almost Potbelly Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Serves: 36
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1 c margarine
1 c brown sugar
1 c white sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 c flour
2 1/2 c oatmeal
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 c chocolate chips

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Member Since Sep 2011
Lindsey's notes for this recipe:
If any of you have had a Potbelly cookie, you know why I am trying to recreate this recipe. They are delicious! This recipe is close, and very, very good.
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, cream margarine and sugars. Add in egg, one at a time, beating after every addition. Mix in vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine oats, flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix together then slowly add into the margarine mixture. Add about a cup at a time, mix, then add another cup. Do this until it is all blended together. Mix in chocolate chips.
Form dough into medium size balls, place on cookie sheet covered with a silpat, and bake for about 10 minutes.

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user Tara Pacheco tnj2008 - Jan 26, 2012
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user Cyndy Ranzau cranzau - Oct 13, 2012
I made these and shared them with my family and office. They said they were better than Potbelly's. I used real butter instead of the margarine.
user Cyndy Ranzau cranzau - Oct 13, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Lindsey Cook lindseyallyn - Oct 15, 2012
I started using butter in mine again too. Love these cookies!
user Clemen Plummer SimplyDelicioso1 - Nov 24, 2012
I'm making these as I type...... They're in the oven right now and it smells great. I also used real butter. Just gives so much more "Down-home" flavor to anything that calls for margarine. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Can't wait to eat one.

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