Oatmeal Cocoanut Shortbread

This recipe (with the unusual spelling of coconut) appears in the 1952 Prince Rupert Hospital Auxilliary Cook Book , given to me by my Baba this year.  She has a few recipes in it but this one is from another relative – maybe her mother in law? – A.B. Large.  The book is a real window into a small Canadian town in the 50s and it’s pretty amazing to be baking them on the wonderful old stove that came with our house, probably the same model that some of the contributers used!

Oatmeal Coconut Shortbread

1 1/3 cup sifted flour
2/3 cups rolled oats
1 cup butter
1 cup cocoanut
2/3 cup brown sugar

Mix everything together until it’s a crumbly mass.  Pat into a parchment lined cake pan (note: a size wasn’t specified in the recipe so I used an 8″ square pan).  Bake 45 minutes at 300°.



Filed under 24 days of cookies and candy, baking

2 responses to “Oatmeal Cocoanut Shortbread

  1. The magic words for me were Prince Rupert (that is my hometown) so I am definitely going to try this recipe. Thank you.

    • chelsearogers

      I was wondering if you were from Rupert (based on your blog name)! Did you have family there in the early 50s? If you did I could check to see if they have any recipes in the book.

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