10 tablespoons softened sweet butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, -- lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
3 cups rolled oatmeal -- (not instant)
Lightly butter a cookie sheet. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Beat together the butter, sugar, egg, orange zest and almond extract. With= =7F your fingers press the oatmeal into the butter until the dough just holds together. Form the dough into tiny balls and with the tines of a fork press them down. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.