Packhorse Cookies

Why are these called "packhorse cookies". Maybe because they are packed with yummy goodness. I've been bringing these cookies to different workplaces and teaching friends how to make these simple cookies for over 10 years. No wonder they are a hit no matter where I go. Not too sweet and packed with healthy oats.

1 cup butter
1/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour

1/3 cup boiling water
1 tsp baking soda

2 cups oats
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl. Add vanilla and flour. Add soda and water together to see the fizzle, then add to the flour mixture. Stir in oats and chocolate chips. Drop on baking sheet and bake for 10 - 15 minutes til golden brown.