From the Inn at Jackson, Jackson, NH.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix butter, sugar, and molasses until creamy. Stir in flour, rolled oats, and almonds. Dissolve baking soda in boiling water and add to mixture. Mix dough until stiff. Roll teaspoons of dough into balls and place on greased pan allowing room to spread. Flatten cookies and decorate tops with almond flakes. Bake for 15 minutes and then place on cooling tray.