St. Patrick’s Day Oatmeal Shortbread

Oatmeal Shortbread

Growing up, our Scottish neighbor gave my family the most wonderful shortbread every year for Christmas. She makes it in a pie dish and cuts it into thick, small wedges, sprinkled with granulated sugar on the top. When we visit my mom for Christmas, my husband asks for a piece the second he walks into the door! I have her recipe, but it isn’t foolproof. A lot of the recipe is done by “feel”and I haven’t been able to reproduce her perfect results. I do LOVE shortbread though! This recipe from Everyday Food is more foolproof. The toasted oatmeal is a nice variation, and gives the shortbread a little bit of a chew. My most discerning dessert taster (my daughter) LOVED them!

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/3 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spread oats on a rimmed baking sheet. Toast until fragrant and lightly browned, 4 to 6 minutes. Let cool completely.
  2. In a food processor, combine flour, sugar, salt, and 1/2 cup cooled oats; process until finely ground, 1 minute. Add butter. Pulse until mixture is the consistency of coarse meal. Transfer to an 8-inch square baking pan (I lined the pan with parchment paper); press firmly into bottom (I use the bottom of a dry measuring cup to press it flat). Sprinkle remaining oats on top, and press gently.
  3. Bake until firm and lightly browned, 30 to 35 minutes. Using a paring knife, immediately score shortbread into 16 squares; then score each square diagonally into 2 triangles. On a wire rack, cool completely in pan; gently invert, and break along scored lines.
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About Josette@thebrookcook

I live in Stony Brook, New York on Long Island. I love garlic and baking. My hobby (and love) is to try new recipes. My favorite recipe resources include The New York Times, Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, and Martha Stewart Living. Enjoy!

2 responses to “St. Patrick’s Day Oatmeal Shortbread

  1. I can’t wait to try these!

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