Oatmeal Shortbread

Recipe by Dorel

This is different from the usual oatmeal shortbread cookie. This has corn starch and icing sugar in it. Enjoy the unique texture and flavor.

Top Review by Ms Picky

These are melt in your mouth buttery rich oatmeal shortbread cookies. It was just what I was looking for. The key to this texture is in the confectionary sugar and the cornstarch. I added a little vanilla. They need to cook until just starting to turn a little brown on the edges. If they don't cook enough they will fall apart when removing them. I let them sit on the pan a few minutes to rest before removing them. Great recipe, thanks for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour,oats,corn starch and icing sugar in large bowl.
  2. With large spoon, blend in butter.
  3. Work with hands until a soft, smooth dough forms.
  4. Shape into a ball.
  5. If necessary, refrigerate 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
  6. VARIATIONS for baking.
  7. Bake in 300° oven until edges are lightly browned.
  8. Roll dough out to 1/4 inch thickness and use cookie cutters, bake for 15-20 minutes.
  9. Or you can shape into 1" balls, flatten with fork dipped in sugar, put on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  10. Cool completely on wire rack.
  12. You can add 1/3 cup dried cranberries to dough, then roll or pat dough into two 5 1/2" rounds and bake on ungreased cookie sheet 30-40 minutes.
  13. Or you can press into one 9" cake pan, mark into 8 wedges, prick with fork, and bake 40-45 minutes.
  14. These freeze well.

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