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Rated as 4.25 out of 5 Stars

"Originally a Scottish recipe. Very little sugar and no white flour. Easy to make and a wonderful addition to breakfast."
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45 m servings 199
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 dozen)


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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a heavy baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix oats, whole wheat flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl. Rub in butter with your fingers until mixture is chunky. Pour in enough water to form a thick dough.
  3. Spread a thin layer of oats and whole wheat flour on a flat work surface. Turn out dough and pat to an even thickness. Cut into circles using the rim of a drinking glass. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 20 to 30 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Size may range from a shot glass to any large size. I typically cut mine to a 3 1/2-inch-wide circumference.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 199 calories; 9.5 24.7 4.8 20 351 Full nutrition

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Excellent, but only with a few modifications to ingredients. To the dry ingredients I added about 1/2 cup of diced Turkish dried apricots, or dried sugared cranberries. Instead of only a teasp...

I was pretty uncertain when I pulled them out of the oven, but I actually really like them. I did increase the sugar to a tablespoon, and added a tiny bit of molasses so the baking soda had som...

These were very crumbly and fell apart when cut or removed from the pan. I made another batch more like a bread by adding 3 eggs and baking it in a pie plate.

Nice chewy texture. More like bread than a cookie or square. I tripled the sugar and it's only very slightly sweet. I flattened mine into one large rectangle on the cookie sheet and cut it af...