3-4 dozen dozen (or more depending on how big you make them)
brown sugar, lightly packed
1Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2The evening before you are going to make the cookies combine the oatmeal, brown sugar and melted butter in a bowl. Let stand overnight so that the oats absorb the butter.
3The next day add the salt, flour, egg and vanilla. Mix well.
4Drop by 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoonful 2-3 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet.
5Bake until lightly golden brown. This will vary with your oven and will take from 6-9 minutes.
6Cool on cookie sheet for 2 - 3 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely
7These cookies spread when baking. You may want to experiment with the size.