Heat oven to 350'F. Beat shortening, suagrs, egg, water and vanilla until creamy. Add combined oats, flour, salt and baking soda; mix well. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove to cooling rack; cool completely. Store tightly covered.
Makes about 5 dozen cookies.
My Own Special Cookies: Add 1 cup of any or a combination of the following ingredients to basic cookie dough: raisins, chopped nuts, chocolate chips or coconut. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.