1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup boiling water
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups sifted fluor
2 cups oats
optional: chocolate chips, nuts.
Cream shortening and sugar firmly packed, add well beaten eggs, soda dissolved in boiling water, salt, vanilla. Mix sifted fluor and oats.
Add to creamed mixture and mix well, drop by tsp on greased cookie sheet and bake until done.
You can add nuts or chocolate chips or both.