3/4 cup shortening 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1 egg 1 tbsp. water 1 tsp. vanilla 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. soda 3 cups old fashioned or 1 minute oats
In a mixing bowl put shortening, egg, water, and vanilla and beat until fluffy. Add flour, soda, and salt and mix well. Blend in oats. Drop by heaping teaspoon on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 365º for 12-15 minutes. Optional: pecans, raisins, coconut, M&M candy, chocolate chips, and candied fruit.
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