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Oatmeal Shortbread Squares
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Oatmeal Shortbread Squares

Shortbread made with oatmeal and cut into squares.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Cooling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: English
Keyword: Oatmeal, Shortbread
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.