Oatmeal Cookie Contest

2015 Winners and Recipes


1st - Kelly McNeely, Perth
2nd - Dale Robertson, McDonalds Corners
3rd - Ruth Lemke, Lanark County


1st - Sophie Greenhill, Lanark County
2nd - Nevin Warner, Perth
3rd - Scarlett Warner (Nevin's sister)


First Prize – Kelly McNeely

(coming soon)

Second Prize - Dale Robertson

Dale’s Gluten Free Crispy Oatmeal Cookies


½ c. salted butter, softened
1 c. light brown sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. dark molasses
1 and 2/3 c. wheat free rolled oats
1 c. Dale’s Gluten Free All Purpose Flour Blend* or other high quality gluten free flour blend
½ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt

*available every Saturday at the McDonalds Corners Farmers Market


Cream butter and sugar until smooth, in a stand mixer with paddle attachment.
Add egg, vanilla and molasses and mix on high until fluffy (about 1 min.), scraping down the bowl as needed. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, combine the oats, flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
Add to butter mixture and mix on low until combined.
Chill the dough 1 hour in fridge.
Preheat oven to 325°
Drop heaping tablespoons of dough onto parchment-lined baking sheets, and flatten cookies to
2 ½” rounds, leaving room for them to spread.
Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.
Remove from oven and let them cool for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Third Prize - Ruth Lemke

(coming soon)

“Also-Ran” – Mr. James Mitchell’s Scottish Grandmother’s Oatmeal Cookie Recipe


2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 c. quick oats
1 c. brown sugar
½ c. butter
½ c. shortening
½ c. sour milk

Preheat oven to 350°
Stir flour, soda, salt, oats and brown sugar together.
Melt the butter and shortening and add them to the dry ingredients.
Stir in the milk and mix well.
Chill dough for 30 minutes.
Roll out to ¼” thickness on a lightly floured board.
Use a 2” round cookie cutter to cut the cookies; place them on a greased baking sheet and bake them for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Yield: 4-5 dozen

Contest Information

Perth Kilt Run weekend is a family affair with something for all ages and interests. If baking is your schtick, why not put your skills to the test and enter the 2015 baking competition - this year, featuring the ever popular and truly Scottish oatmeal cookie?

Again this year there are two categories of bakers - "kids" (under 16) and "adults" (16 or older). There are cash prizes, souvenir aprons and flashy ribbons to be won, in addition to bragging rights. The panel of judges will evaluate the entries based on appearance, flavour, texture and “Scotts appeal”.

Are you up for the challenge? Entry forms and instructions are available from The Running Goat (at 74 Foster St., Perth, Ontario) or from here. Baking entries (at least 3 cookies, more if you want to feed the runners) must be dropped off at Stewart Park between 11 am and 1 pm on Saturday June 20th. Winners will be announced at 4 pm, wrapping up in time to cheer on the youngest Kilt Runners.

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