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Margie's Shortbread Oatmeal Cookies

Margie's Shortbread Oatmeal Cookies

Jan Bull

This is our family recipe for shortbread oatmeal cookies, handed down through the Scottish side of the family. There is nothing better. They are definitely not low in fat.

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  • Calories:
  • 320 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 16.8 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 39.7g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 194 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Dissolve the baking soda in the water.
  3. Combine the oats, flour and brown sugar. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the baking soda mixture and form dough into a ball. Either roll dough out to 1/4 inch thick and cut with cookie cutters or press dough into the bottom of one 9x13 inch baking pan.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 12 to 15 minutes.
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Reviews

jussijames
19
9/28/2008

I have a similar recipe passed down in my family as well. Ours has only 2 cups of oatmeal. TIP: I find that oat bran works the best. (The original family recipe used scottish oatmeal and is very coarse) Also decrease the sugar to 3/4 of a cup. Increase the water to 1/3 cup. I think you will find the dough easier to work with. Really a wonderful cookie!

Eva Sanderson
19
3/21/2007

I was looking for a cookie recipe that would be similar to a "hobnob". This recipe, while less crunchy, was great. I added a 1/2 teaspoon of salt, which I believe is very important to the sweetness of any cookie. I used splenda brown sugar, and only used 1/2 cup. I really like oats, and to be able to chew on them, so I used whole oats, but crushed them a bit with my hands before using them so I wouldn't so much like a barnyard animal while eating the cookie! After I incorporated all the ingredients, I made the dough into balls, then pushed them down with the bottom of a glass. I then sprinkled the dough with coarse sugar. After baking for the full 15 minutes, they turned out wonderful!

Poetiksistah
13
11/23/2008

Very good recipe. I did add an egg to mine because I do like a nice chewy cookie, and 1 tsp vanilla. I love vanilla in my oatmeal cookies, and they were great, co-workers at work absolutely loved them.