These need to stand overnight. Do not make them in hot, humid weather as the cookies absorb moisture from the air and become limp.
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 1 cup butter, melted
- 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
- 2 1/4 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon molasses (optional)
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Add sugar to butter or margarine; pour over rolled oats. Let stand at room temperature overnight so oats absorb butter.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Mix remaining ingredients into oats. Drop level teaspoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart on heavily greased baking sheet. Bake only 12 cookies on a sheet.
Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until brown around edges. Allow to remain on sheet a few minutes, until firm, then immediately remove with spatula to cooling rack.