Oatmeal "marinated" in brown sugar and vegetable oil makes for crispy edges and a chewy middle.
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Combine oatmeal, brown sugar and oil in a bowl. Stir to mix well. Cover and let stand at least 5 hours, or overnight.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets - use non-stick if possible.
Add the egg, salt and almond extract to oatmeal and stir well until blended.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls about 1-1/2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake 7 or 8 minutes or until edges are browned and center is golden. Remove from cookie sheet and cool on racks.