To get my cookies gooey, I prefer to use real butter instead of margarine or shortening. I also take my cookies out of the oven a little early, so they don't get crunchy.
Here's a great recipe link, where you can search for cookie recipes. http://www.astray.com/recipes/
My favorite cookies are Oatmeal Scotchies.
1½ cup All-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Baking soda
½ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Cinnamon (I usually use a little more!)
1 cup Butter, softened
¾ cup Granulated sugar
¾ cup Firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
3 cup Quick or old fashioned oats, uncooked
1 pack NESTLE Toll House butterscotch flavored morsels (12 oz)
Preheat oven to 375'F. In small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside. In large mixer bowl, beat butter, granulated sygar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract until creamy. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats and Nestle Toll House butterscotch flavored morsels. Drop by measuring tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 7-8 minutes for chewier cookies (9-10 minutes for crisper cookies). Remove from cookie sheets; cool completely. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
If you like Oatmeal Raisin cookies (my other all time favorite) just substitute 1 1/2 cups of raisins for the butterscotch morsels. I use the shorter (7 - 8 minute) baking time for chewy cookies. I also make bigger cookies, about double the size...just because I like bigger cookies!
Yumm.....I think I might have to bake some this weekend!