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.