Oven: 375 deg. F

1 cup melted butter
2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
2 large eggs, beaten
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup chopped nuts
zest from one orange
2 cups ground dry oatmeal, measure before grinding up in food processor.

After melting butter stir in sugar then let cool to room temperature.
Mix in vanilla, salt and baking soda then stir in eggs.
Add flour in half cup increments, mixing after each addition.
Add zest and chopped nut and mix well.
Stir in ground oatmeal.
Roll walnut-sized dough balls with your hands and place two inches apart on cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray or line with parchment.
If dough is too sticky to roll place bowl in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Once dough balls are on cookie sheet press them down lightly with the tines of a fork in a criss-cross pattern (like peanut butter cookies).
Bake for 10 minutes then cool for two minutes before removing from pans.

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