Oatmeal Cookie Bars

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Okay everyone, this recipe is fallish and fantastic! With fall in the air and the holidays just around the corner baking is at its prime right now. Hope all of you are enjoying it. I know I am! Seeing all of these recipes the baking blogs have been putting out makes me wish I had way more time in the kitchen.

So, about this recipe…My mom wanted cookie bars and I wanted oatmeal. I compromised and settled for this. These oatmeal cookie bars are soooo good! They remind of all those cookies you see at the store: soft, yummy, and tempting. You may have seen this recipe posted on Kat’s blog. I guest posted it for her, but I also wanted to share this on my site too. Hope you don’t mind Kat!
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This recipe has oats in it which makes it amazing. It also has some chocolate in it, which makes it even more amazing! 🙂  These cookie bars are extremely versatile. You can really put whatever mix-ins you want. I did a whole hodge-podge of half used bags from the pantry. I think some good old chocolate chips would be perfect with the oatmeal flavor, though.

I got this recipe off of http://www.crazyforcrust.com/. I can never get enough of her recipes. Make sure you visit her and give her some traffic!

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Loaded Oatmeal Blondies
Yield: 24 bars
 Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
  • 2 cups of mix-ins (I used a combination of chocolate chips, M&Ms, butterscotch chips, and white chocolate chips. Use whatever you have lurking in your pantry. Any combination works!)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×13” pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. (Foil is optional; I like using it for easy removal.)
  2. Cream brown sugar and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined. Mix in salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add flour and mix until combined. Stir in oats. Stir in your mix-ins.
  3. Press into prepared pan (dough is sticky, spray your hands with cooking spray to avoid it sticking to your hands). If you want, you can sprinkle a few more of your mix-ins on the top to make them look prettier (as I did with the mini M&Ms in the pictures).
  4. Bake for about 25 minutes. (Be careful not to overcook – the center will still be jiggly when you take these out of the oven and they will finish cooking and firming up as they cool.) Cool completely before slicing into squares.

For more on this recipe visit: http://www.crazyforcrust.com/2014/05/loaded-oatmeal-blondies/

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Enjoy!

-Kloe

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29 responses to “Oatmeal Cookie Bars

  1. Congrats on the guest post 🙂 Have been thinking oatmeal chocolate chip bars, but this looks even better. Thanks for sharing your recipes and photos!

  2. These look great, I love oatmeal and all kinds of different candies in my cookie bars. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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