The best possible oatmeal cookies are made with my mother
Preheat oven to 350oF.
Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
Cream butter, brown sugar and eggs. Beat the hell of of it.
Add flour mixture. Stir as little and as gently as possible.
Add flakes and oatmeal, again stirring as little and as gently as possible.
Place small mounds of dough on an un-greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350oF for 8 to 10 minutes.