By Kath Dedon
How about a quick treat that’s perfect for tonight’s dessert or tomorrow’s lunch box? Scotch Teas are made with only 5 ingredients….and you probably already have them at home!
My mom used to make Scotch Teas when she wanted to make a quick cookie. I’m not sure of the exact origin of her recipe, but my notes say that it’s from a pre-1946 Better Homes & Gardens cookbook.
With butter, brown sugar, and rolled oats for the main ingredients, Scotch Teas deliver rich, delicious flavor for very little effort. Enjoy!
Update (4/8/13): I made these again yesterday using King Arthur’s maple sugar instead of brown sugar. They were delicious and quickly gobbled up after dinner last night. Which is unfortunate, because I would have dearly enjoyed one with my morning coffee today!
(Adapted from one of my mom’s recipes, attributed to an old Better Homes & Gardens recipe)
(Made with gluten free rolled oats, Scotch Teas can be enjoyed on a gluten-free diet.)
Makes 16 – 20 squares
½ cup butter
1 cup brown sugar (or 1 cup maple sugar)
2 cups rolled oats (regular oatmeal, not quick-cooking) quick-cooking oats
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1. Preheat the oven to 350˚.
2. Melt the butter in a pan.
3. Add the brown sugar, and stir until it is dissolved and well-blended.
4. Stir in the oats, salt, and baking powder.
5. Spread in an 8×8-inch baking pan.
6. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes, until lightly browned.
7. Cool in the pan for about 15 minutes; cut into squares while still warm. Allow to cool completely before serving.