1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet pans with parchment paper.
2. Sift flour into a large bowl, measure out and sift baking soda, and salt. Blend until fat and fluffy. Add sugars, blend together well. Beat in eggs, vanilla, add hot water and sifted ingredients. When all is blended, add chocolate chips and oatmeal. mix well.
3. By the spoonfuls, put the batter on the cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Set on a cooling rack, to cool.