1 c Shortening
2 c Brown sugar
3 c Oats
1 ts Vanilla
1 ts Baking soda
1/2 c Water
1 ts Salt
2 c White flour
Beat shortening for 30 seconds. Add sugar & beat till light &
fluffy. Mix in the oats.
Dissolve soda in water & set aside. Mix in the vanilla & salt. Add
the flour, mixing alternately with the water. Ensure that it is well
mixed. Roll out dough on a floured board to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut
with cookie cutters. Bake at 375F on a cookie sheet for 12 to 15
minutes. Cool on a wire rack.