Sifted all-purpose flour
(quick or old-fashioned)
Beat shortening and sugars together until creamy. Blend in egg and flavorings. Dissolve soda in vinegar. Add to creamed mixture. Sift together flour and salt. Stir in oats. For ease in handling, chill dough about 1 hour.
Shape to form 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased cooky sheets. Flatten with bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Bake in preheated moderate oven (350 F.) about 12 minutes.
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