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Oatmeal Craisin Squares


Submitted by Dina Kaplan


These Oatmeal Craisin Squares are a family winner. There was one night when I made them and had to run out for an hour, I left them on the counter to cool and when I got back, there were three squares left. In my family, there is one cookie a day rule, but ever since I started making these, that rule seems to have been forgotten. My mother came up with a brilliant plan, we took an empty oatmeal jar and filled it with as many squares that could fit. On top of it, we wrote ‘coffee’. (My mother and I are the only ones that drink coffee in our house.)

These squares are also really great for late-night studying, they are speedy to make and extremely filling and much healthier than other cookies. Whenever I bring these to school, I need to make sure to bring enough for at least five more people, knowing that if I don’t, I won’t have any for myself.
These Oatmeal Craisin Squares are a winner by everyone.



Mix the brown sugar and oil together in a large glass bowl.


Add the egg, whisk until batter turns into a light brown color.


Add flour, salt, baking powder, and vanilla. Mix until smooth.


Add oats. Mix until combined with dough.


Mix in craisins, or whichever combination you choose.


Preheat oven to 350℉ (175℃)


Lay a piece of parchment paper in a 9×5 pan.


Roll out the dough in the pan. Make sure it is evenly spread out, reaching all the edges.


Place in the oven for 15 minutes. When cooled, cut into squares.