Monday, April 8, 2013

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Sometimes you just don't have time to make 4 dozen cookies.
Your intentions are good and your butter is sitting out all soft and ready to go.  Then you look at the clock and realize that it's just not happening.
Cookie Bars to the rescue!  Same great taste in only 18-20 minutes.  These are even kind of healthy-ish.  Relatively speaking.
You will love this cookie alternative!!
1 cup butter, softened to room temp.
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 Tbs. vanilla
1 3/4 cup white wheat flour
2 cups oats
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 bag milk chocolate chips (Ghirardelli is my fave)
1 bag mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

*Mix butter and brown sugar for a few minutes until light and fluffy.  Add eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.  Add the next four ingredients and mix until combined.  Add chocolate chips and mix.  Spread into an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes.  18 minutes is perfection in my oven.  Cool for 30 minutes or so before cutting.

3 comments:

Beth said...

What size pan? Jelly roll or 9 x 13? Thanks. I want to make these for Sunday School treats this weekend.

Rachel Cunningham said...

I used a jelly roll pan. You could probably use a 9x13 but they would be a lot thicker and would need to cook longer. Good luck!

Lindsay Scheele said...

MMM... I love Ghirardelli chocolate too!

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