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Oatmeal Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Oatmeal Shortbread Cookies

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"These cookies are heavenly, not real sweet but ever so tasty! These cookies are great warm too!!"

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings


  1. Cream together butter and brown sugar until smooth. Stir in flour and oats. Chill in refrigerator for at least two hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
  3. Roll out dough on a lightly floured and sugared surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out with a cookie cutter and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 13, 2003

Great recipe. I found that pressing dough into 8 x 8 pan and baking is great, or even better forming dough into log and chilling overnight then slicing and baking is even better. Great flavor, my husband loves them!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 29, 2002

The dough wouldn't stick together. I couldn't even roll it out. Had to form into balls and flatten with a glass. Very disappointed.


24 Ratings

Jan 20, 2004

This was a very big hit in my family--everyone wanted the recipe at Christmas. Best method for me was rolling into a log, then slicing. For a different (and really yummy) flavor and texture, try six-grain "oat"meal. We discovered this when it was the only thing in the house to use (CA grocery strike). Also was very good with raw sugar sprinkled over the top before baking--gives cookies a bit of a sparkle and a touch of sweetness.

Oct 31, 2005

Fantastic, but surprising dough. I mixed up the dough, put it in the refrigerator, went to gather eggs, found the dough had expanded over the top of the bowl and pushed the refrigerator door open. I worked the dough back down, spreading it out in a 7x12 pan, baked it and enjoyed very much a wonderful cookie. I would like to know what makes the dough expand and if anyone else had that happen. Mrs. Evelyn Parideis

Aug 07, 2012

Roll the dough quite thin and cut into rounds. Bake. Fill with date filling. Can you just imagine???javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$ContentPlaceholder$edit$saveButton','')

Feb 14, 2005

Very simple recipe, but taste great! Cookies are lightly sweet, great for people who don't have a sweet tooth. Final mixing of the creamed butter/sugar with the flour/oatmeal does take a bit of a strong arm, but definitely worth the effort. I used a touch of almond extract in mine, which turned out well.

Dec 17, 2007

These cookies are super easy to make and taste great! I left my dough in the fridge over night and then just before baking, placed them in the freezer for about 15mins. I found it made the dough easier to work with. I placed marischino cherry peices on top for decoration. My roommates loved them!

Jun 09, 2009

i used dark brown sugar and rolled into balls. i pressed my thumb into cookies and added jelly on top. they were wonderfull my family loved them


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  • Calories
  • 185 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 10.9 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 76 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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