VIRGINIA: Munch your way across the USA. Teresa Brobst, the state of Virginia is now represented. This recipe is from " Capitol Cookies" with recipes from every state capital & Washington, DC. This recipe was submitted by St. Matthews UMW, Manakin Sabot, Virginia, Debbie Minix, Chairperson. I personally have not made these so, Teresa, if you make these, let us know if they make your state proud.
Preheat oven to 400. Lightly grease 8" square pan. Sift flour, salt and cinnamon into bowl. Stir in brown sugar & oats. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Add nuts. Press 1/2 of mixture evenly over bottom of pan. Bake at 400 for 5 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
Mix granulated sugar, cornstarch and relish in saucepan. Cook slowly, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils 3 minutes.
Pour mixture over oats mixture in square pan & top evenly with remaining 1/2 oats mixture. Bake at 400 for 30 minutes or until golden brown.