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Oatmeal Shortbread Squares

Oatmeal Shortbread Squares

Shortbread made with oatmeal and cut into squares.
Course Dessert
Cuisine English
Keyword Oatmeal, Shortbread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 16
Cost 5


  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour or white whole wheat flour 114 grams
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 150 grams
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats (or steel cut or quick)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 9 tablespoons salted butter cut into pieces 128 grams


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line an 8 inch square pan with nonstick foil or parchment.
  • In a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, oats, ginger, cream of tartar and baking soda. Pulse to combine. Add the butter and pulse on and off until mixture is crumbly.
  • Pat the (very crumbly!) dough into the prepared baking pan, pressing the surface with a piece of parchment (or a butter wrapper) until flat. Bake until the center is set and the top is pale, golden brown, 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Let cool to lukewarm in the pan on a wire rack. While still warm, carefully lift from pan and score into 16 squares. Do not separate. Let cool completely, then separate.