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Oatmeal Shortbread

Here is a shortbread that's a little different than most.
The recipe comes from the yellow Gals With God cookbook
that our ladies Bible study group put together back in 1980.
I've been making them every Christmas since.
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup fine unsweetened coconut
  1. Mix dry ingredients and work in butter as you would for regular shortbread. Do not over mix.
  2. Dough will be slightly sticky.
  3. Pat or roll out on lightly floured surface into a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick.
  4. Using your handy dandy bench scraper, mark dough into sections and cut into logs about 1/2 inch by 2 inches. 
  5. Using bench scraper or metal spatula, transfer to ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake at 275 degrees F for about 20 minutes or until cookies are set. Remove from oven and let cool.
  7. Dip one or both ends of each cookie into chocolate dip (melt 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips with 3 tablespoons milk or cream over hot water until melted, stirring until smooth. If chocolate is still too thick, add a bit more hot milk.) 
  8. Place on waxed paper and refrigerate until chocolate is set.
  9. These cookies keep very well in a tightly covered container kept in a cool place. (I usually store all of my Christmas cookies and bars in the garage.)


  1. Bev, shortbread goes like 'hotcakes' in my home. This is a great recipe to get the oatmeal in to a cookie but still make a favorite. Love it....and the dip into chocolate probably seals the deal for my boys! Thanks for the I am waiting for Julie to tweak it with rice flour and gluten free oats and we have another recipe for our Gluten Free Section. These looks super good and probably one that I should keep as a 'staple' at home.

  2. Hi Bev,
    Thanks for all the great photos on how to make these. they look so yummy!

  3. I love oatmeal cookies and I love shortbread. . .and chocolate I love too. . .so it looks like a winner.

  4. I'm so glad you used the scraper in the pictures... I was wondering how to get them so uniform! I love these too... they're nice since they're not as rich or sweet as a lot of the stuff we make.

  5. OOh!! Now we know where to go! =)
    These are a nice change . . . I thought I had an excuse now not to bake after today because I won't have any more room in my freezer, but now that you said something about the garage...


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