Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease baking trays.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and white and brown sugars. Add egg, almond and vanilla essences and stir well. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt and bicarb soda. Stir into butter mixture and mix until well blended. Stir in chopped nuts and oats.
Roll about 1 tablespoon of dough into a ball. Flatten dough on baking tray with a fork and bake for 8 to 12 minutes.