For Christmas, I fancied it up a bit by adding a cup of chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of Skor bits and omitted the nuts.
1 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups flour
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Cream the shortening and sugars. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat well. Combine the dry ingredients and then stir into the wet ingredients. Fold in the chocolate and toffee (or the nuts).
Form into one inch balls and press onto parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Makes 5 dozen.