Poor Man’s Cookie

2 C. rolled oats
1 C. packed brown sugar
1/2 C. sugar
1 C. all purpose flour
1 t. vanilla
1 t. baking soda
1/4 C. hot water
1/2 C. shortening (melt and cool)
1 t. salt


In a mixing bowl, combine oat, sugars, flour and salt. Combine soda and water, stir into oats mixture along with shortening and vanilla. Roll into walnut size balls. Place on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to stand for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool. Yield: 3 1/2 dozen

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