Raspberry Filled Squares

“Audrey was one of my neighbors both at Harvard Forest, where our husbands got their Masters degrees, and in Salem, Oregon when they were working for the Oregon State Forestry Department.” – Jean Hansen

“Another one of the cookies that my Mom would make during the holidays. When I think of these, it reminds me of Christmas, but they are good any time of the year.” – Calla Ferre

Raspberry Filled Squares

Course: Cookies


  • 1 1/3 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Quick Oatmeal
  • 1 Cup Walnuts Coarsely Chopped
  • 1 Cup Butter Melted
  • 1/4 Cup Raisins Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Raspberry Jam


  • Sift flour, baking soda and salt together. Add brown sugar, oatmeal and walnuts. Add melted butter, blend. Press half of the mixture into greased 7.5×11.5-inch pan.
  • Cover with mixture of raisins and jam. Top with remaining flour mixture.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. When cooled, cut into squares. Makes about 30 squares.

1950s Recipe – Audrey Gartz