Rich Oatmeal Cookies

Rich Oatmeal Cookies.  (Irene E. Smith)

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 heaping cup brown sugar
1/4 cup boiling water
1 tsp. soda
2 cups flour
2 cups oatmeal
1/2 tsp. salt

Cream butter, shortening and sugar. Add 1/4 cup boiling water to which 1 tsp. soda has been added. Mix in flour, oatmeal and salt. Drop small spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet and press flat with fork. Bake in 350 degree oven until brown. Watch carefully as they burn easily.

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