Friday, May 27, 2016

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

Cookies are great.  But sometimes ... sometimes you just don't have time for a cookie and all the work that comes with it.  Sometimes ... you just want to throw something in a pan and then eat it. 

Bars are the best when you want that cookie taste but not the fuss. 

Plus sometimes bars are like a great marriage of cookie, bar, and cake. 

1/2 cup plus 6 tablespoon butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups old fashion oats
1 cup chocolate chips

1.  Heat oven to 350F
2.  Cream butter and sugars on medium until creamy
3.  Add eggs and vanilla, beat until incorporated
4.  Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a separate bowl.
5.  Slowly add dry mixture to wet mixture
6.  Add oats and chocolate chips
7.  Cover a 9x13 pan with parchment paper.  Be sure to leave some of the parchment hanging over the pan so that you can easily remove the bars later.
8.  Bake 30-35 minutes or until light golden brown.  Cool 5 minutes in pan and then remove to wire racks. 

Baby Girl got to have a couple of bites of a bar.  I sent some with her when she visited my parents.  I am sure she got much more there.

I do want to try different add ins next time. 

Keep baking friends!

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