but here is a cookie recipe that I consider "better" than most. I justify "better" by it not having chocolate chips, but having dried fruit. yes, I'm horrible. and yes, I live in a fantasy world sometimes.
1/2C butter, softened
1/2C brown sugar
1/2tsp baking powder
1/4tsp baking soda
1 1/4 flour
1C quick cooking oats
1C raisins, dried cherries, dried cranberries, or a mix of dried fruits
mix wet, add dry. bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes, and ta-da! enjoy!