Herbal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oven 375 ° F

¼ ounce finely chopped "herbs"
1 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
2 ½ cups rolled oats
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 12-ounce bag chocolate chips (semi-sweet)

1. Prepare "bud butter" using the following method:
(This is the most important step in the recipe)
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add butter and herbs. Reduce to a simmer (or low boil) and cook, stirring lots, for about five to six hours (the longer the better). Refrigerate overnight. Remove hardened disk of butter and discard ugly brown water.

2. Combine flour, rolled oats, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a large mixing bowl. Mix together herbal butter, white and brown sugar, eggs and vanilla. Blend moist and dry ingredients together. Add chocolate chips.

3. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons onto an un-greased cookie sheet. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 7 to 8 minutes. Carefully transfer cookies from pan and allow to cool. Makes about 60 cookies.