cream butter and eggs togeather. add white sugar and brown sugar and continue to blend togeather. a mixer can be used. I use a stationary mixer. It is a large receipe.
add flour,soda and 1 tsp. of salt. I just put this in my mixer or you can put these togeather and mix togeather and add to the blended ingredients.
mix in the oatmeal a little at a time until it is well mixed. then add any mixture of fruit, nuts, coconut, chocolate chips adding no less than 1 cup and no more than 2 cups. drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet. bake at 350 for 10 to 12 min. DO NOT FLATTEN. do not overbake. let them cool on the pan for about 5 min. they do not look done when you take them out of the oven! This way they stay chewy.