Mrs. Field's Chocolate Chips

Remember the near fabled Mrs. Field's Chocolate Cookie recipe that was making the rounds in the 1980's via chain letter? (pre-email) Whether you believe the fable or not, this truly is one of the best chocolate chip cookie recipes ever.  Now this gal was really thinking when she launched her red and white clad cookie shops.  Who would spend a couple bucks back in the day on one cookie, and how many cookies need to be sold in a month to cover all expenses including a downtown retail storefront?  Well she got everyone hooked as she blew the warm sweet aroma of the kitchen out to the street and all the lunchtime pedestrians.

2 c. butter, melted
2 c. white sugar
2 c. brown sugar
5 c. oatmeal, pulverized in a food processor

4 c. flour
4 eggs
2 Tbs.. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tbsp. baking soda
24 oz. chocolate chips
1 (8 oz.) Hershey chocolate bar, pulverized with oatmeal (above)

Mix ingredients together. Bake on ungreased baking sheet at 375-degrees for 7-12 minutes, until lightly brown. Do not over bake, if you run a hot oven, error on the side of 7 minutes. Makes 10 dozen.