Chewy Scotch Squares

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Bev I Am

This recipe won the 5th Annual Pillsbury Grand National and Baking Contest in 1953. I found it in American Century Cookbook.

Top Review by Marcie H

These cookies are delicious and easy to make but I would recommend spraying the aluminum foil with Pam to keep the cookies from sticking. I really wanted to spray the foil but did not see it on the directions so we had to peel the foil off the cookies. My family loved them anyway.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre heat oven to 300.
  2. Cover baking sheet with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray,then turn edge up 1/2" all around; set aside.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder and salt onto sheet of wax paper; set aside.
  4. Melt butter in large saucepan over maderate heat.
  5. Add sugar and stir until dissolved.
  6. Mix in preserves, then oatmeal, then flour mixture.
  7. Spread dough in 6" square in middle of foil on baking sheet, then bake 25-30 minutes.
  8. Dough will spread during baking.
  9. Cool 15 minutes, then dust with Confectioner's sugar and cut into squares.
  10. Store in tightly cover container.

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