Crispy Oatmeal Cookies
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbs. boiling water
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional
Sugar for tops of cookies
1 1/2 cups quick rolled oats
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup soft butter or margarine
Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, butter and salt into large mixing bow. Blend until butter is thoroughly worked into mixture.
Stir together water and baking soda. Stir soda mixture into oat mixture. Add nuts, if used, blending well.
Shape into balls the size of walnuts. Flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in water, then dipped into sugar.
Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes until golden and crispy. Cool on racks.