Scotch Teas

(Adapted from one of my mom’s recipes, attributed to an old Better Homes & Gardens recipe)


Makes 16 squares


½ cup unsalted butter

1 cup brown 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 8x8-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.