Chain Letter version of Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is the recipe from that chain letter that has been floating around for years now. It may claim to be for duplicating cookies from Mrs. Fields, Neiman Marcus or somewhere else by now, but the recipe is usually the same.

Cream Together:
2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
2 cups brown sugar

4 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla

Mix together:
4 cups flour
5 cups oatmeal (measure into electric blender and grind to powder)
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda

Mix together all ingredients and add 24 ounces of chocolate chips and 3 cups of chopped nuts (any kind). Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet. Make golf ball sized cookies, 2 inches apart. Bake at 375 degrees for 6 minutes. Bake slightly longer if necessary--cookies should be soft.

If you happen to have a convection oven, you can cook 2 sheets at a time in the center of the oven, 325 degrees for 13 minutes.