Chocolate chip cookies

1 cup margarine
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2 1/2 cups oatmeal
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
12 oz chocolate chips
1 cup coconut (optional)

Preheat oven to 350F.
Cream butter and sugar.
Add eggs and vanilla.
Mix dry ingredients and blend in.
Add chocolate chips and coconut.
Put golfball sized balls on cookie sheet.
Bake about 10-15 minutes.  Cookies should look
a bit raw when removed; this will make them chewy.

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