Preheat your oven to 350 F degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the butter with the brown sugar, granulated sugar, and mix until light and creamy. Add the eggs and vanilla extract; beat well.
In another medium size bowl, combine together the flour, quick cooking oats, cinnamon and baking soda. Add this to the butter mixture; mix well.
If adding any of the optional ingredients, add them now and fold them in to the cookie dough.
Drop by tablespoons or small ice cream scoops onto the prepared baking sheets.
Bake for 12 to 15 min or until golden around the edges.
Let the cookies cool for a couple minutes on the baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to finish cooling.
Recipe yields 24 cookies.
Nutrition: Nutritional info is for 1 cookie and it includes chocolate chips and raisins (no pecans). Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.