Friday, September 7, 2012

Toasted Oatmeal Cookie Butter Bars

Hi Friends!  I am groggily getting back into the swing of real life after our Colorado vacation.  So while that happens, I have asked Laura of Tutti Dolci to guest post.  She is the sweetest, as are her desserts.  She has stolen my heart this summer with all of her extremely seasonal and unique recipes! 

And, you guys, does she know me well?  She made cookie bars with cookie butter.  Toasted Oatmeal Cookie Butter Bars.  I’m in love already.  I know you will love Laura and these!  They have toasted oats in them, and chocolate chips,  and did I mention cookie butter??

I’m so excited to be guest posting for Cassie today! Her enthusiasm and joy for life and food is contagious – I’m inspired by her faith (she encouraged me to participate in #SheReadsTruth) and thanks to her, I discovered a love for Biscoff that isn’t disappearing anytime soon.

When Cassie asked me to guest post, my mind immediately leapt to cookie butter. It only took me about 2 seconds to come up with these Toasted Oatmeal Cookie Butter Bars, loaded with toasted oatmeal, chocolate chips, and cookie butter.

These tender and chewy bars are spicy, nutty, and chocolate-y – essentially the ultimate cookie bar. I couldn’t resist adding a cookie butter glaze to the cooled bars, but don’t blame me if the glaze doesn’t make it to the bars because you’re too busy eating it with a spoon!

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Toasted Oatmeal Cookie Butter Bars

Yield: 20 bars

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Chewy cookie butter bars with butter-toasted oats, cookie butter spread and chocolate chips and a cookie butter drizzle.

Ingredients:

for the batter:
1 Tbs. unsalted butter
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup plus 2 Tbsp flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup cookie butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

for the glaze:
2 Tbs. cookie butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1-2 Tbs. water

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add oats and cook, stirring occasionally, until toasted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; place on a plate lined with paper towel to cool slightly.

Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Beat butter, cookie butter and sugars in a large mixer bowl at medium speed until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Reduce speed to low; gradually add flour mixture and beat just until incorporated. Fold in toasted oats and chocolate chips.

Press dough evenly into prepared baking dish and bake 14 to 15 minutes, until edges are golden. Cool bars completely in pan on a wire rack.

For the glaze, place cookie butter in a small bowl and microwave until melted, about 30 seconds. Whisk in powdered sugar and water; drizzle glaze over cooled bars and let set. Cut into squares with a sharp knife. Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature up to 2 days.

Original recipe by Tutti Dolci

Thank you so much, Laura for posting such an amazing treat.  You truly had me in mind with these!  Make sure and visit Laura at her blog, on Facebook and on Twitter!

 

51 Responses to “Toasted Oatmeal Cookie Butter Bars”

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    Emily — May 8, 2013 @ 10:10 pm

    Just made these for a teacher appreciation dessert bar. Did a little taste-testing and I’m sure they’ll get RAVE reviews! The cookie butter and toasted oats pair perfectly together.

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