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Sweet Oat-Walnut Crisps

Think of these as cracker-like cookies that are sweet enough to serve with afternoon tea but hearty enough to spread with cheese. The versatile, unassuming crisps were a surprise favorite in the test kitchen. This recipe appears in our cookbook, "A New Way to Bake" (Clarkson Potter).

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  • Yield: Makes 2 dozen
sweet oat walnut crisps

Photography: Jonathan Lovekin

Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2017


  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup spelt flour, such as Bob's Red Mill
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup flaxseeds
  • 1 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup cold sour cream
  • Soft-ripened cheese, such as Harbison or Brie, for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, toss together oats, flour, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, walnuts, and flaxseeds. Add butter; work in with your fingers or a pastry blender until small pea-size clumps form. Stir in sour cream just until combined.

  2. Roll dough between two sheets of parchment into a 12 1/2-by-12-inch rectangle, 1/8-inch thick. Using a sharp knife or a pizza wheel, cut into 4-by-1 1/2-inch rectangles. Transfer to parchment-lined baking sheets, about 1/2 inch apart; freeze 10 minutes.

  3. Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until crisp and golden along edges, 12 to 14 minutes. Transfer sheets to wire racks; let cool completely. Serve with cheese. Crisps can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 5 days.

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