Here it is! The truly great chocolate chip cookie recipe. Rumored to me to originally have been the template for the cookies sold by one of those fancy New York Department stores. I can’t divulge my source (mainly because I don’t remember it), but here it is, pared down to workable size for you to enjoy!
First some notes on the ingredients. The oatmeal should be run though a blender until it is very fine. The chocolate bar that you need to grate is the kind you buy to eat on the way home from the grocery store, use your favorite, but you will need to buy a pretty big one. Chocolate also grates easier if it is nice and cold.
Start by creaming the butter and lard (you can vary the ratio of these a little) with the white and brown sugars. Add in the eggs and vanilla.
Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and oatmeal, then mix it into the batter. Thoroughly mix in the grated chocolate bar, then add in the chocolate chips (and nuts if you like.)
Bake as usual, at about 375 degrees for roughly 10 minutes depending on the size of your cookies.