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.


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


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”

  1. #
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — September 7, 2012 @ 6:20 am

    Great guest post, these sound amazing!

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — September 7, 2012 @ 6:31 am

    Yum and YUM. Great post Laura!

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    Ashley - baker by nature — September 7, 2012 @ 6:44 am

    How have I not tried cookie butter yet?! Between Cassie, and now Laura, I’m making this a weekend priority!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — September 7, 2012 @ 7:02 am

    These look sooo fantastic!! Love this idea!

  5. #
    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — September 7, 2012 @ 7:31 am

    Fantastic guest post–and so perfect for Cassie’s blog! 🙂

  6. #
    Carolyn — September 7, 2012 @ 9:13 am

    Those. Look. Heavenly! Fantastic guest post!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — September 7, 2012 @ 9:14 am

    Hi Laura! So nice to “meet” you on Cassie’s blog! I am a huge lover of cookie butte.r I made cookie butter granola bars before but these oatmeal bars look WAY better. I love the cookie butter glaze on top the best!

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — September 7, 2012 @ 9:33 am

    These look AWESOME!!!

  9. #
    Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb — September 7, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    Oh Cassie enjoy your vacation!

    Laura what a splendid guest post, Can I have a bite? =D

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    Julia {The Roasted Root} — September 7, 2012 @ 10:22 am

    I hope you had an awesome trip to Colorado and good luck getting everything situated! Very tasty guest post! I only recently heard about cookie butter and to me it sounds like heaven in a jar…and frighteningly addicting! I’ll have to seek it out at the grocery store and see what damage I can do 😉

  11. #
    Laura Dembowski — September 7, 2012 @ 10:34 am

    Oooh, those look so yummy, and I love Biscoff. Combining it with oatmeal is such a great idea!

  12. #
    Kathryn — September 7, 2012 @ 10:45 am

    Oh these look wonderful, what a great guest post!

  13. #
    Anna — September 7, 2012 @ 10:58 am

    These sound incredible! I recently discovered and love Laura’s blog, so fun to see you two working together!

  14. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — September 7, 2012 @ 11:06 am

    Cassie, a big thanks for inviting me here today! 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend!

  15. #
    Valerie — September 7, 2012 @ 11:07 am

    If only I could reach through the screen and grab a few!
    Wonderful guest post, Laura!

  16. #
    Sandra's Easy Cooking — September 7, 2012 @ 11:17 am

    Great guest post, delicious recipe and pictures are mouthwatering Laura!
    Wishing you both amazing weekend!

  17. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — September 7, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

    Awesome guest post! I absolutely love Laura! And these look insanely good. I think I’ll have to make these and send them in a care package to Jason.

  18. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — September 7, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    Great guest post! I am a big fan of Laura’s, she always has such tempting treats. These bars are incredible!

  19. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — September 7, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

    I just love cookie butter/biscoff and these look perfect! The oats add such a great chewiness I bet!

  20. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — September 7, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

    Yum! These look amazing!! I hope you had a great trip, Cassie! Can’t wait to hear more about it!

  21. #
    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — September 7, 2012 @ 3:31 pm

    O…M…G. There are no words.

  22. #
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — September 7, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

    Yum!!! These bars look out of this world!!

  23. #
    Angela @ AnotherBitePlease — September 7, 2012 @ 4:14 pm

    wow these look so good – so happy to fall in love with another blog 🙂

  24. #
    Nami | Just One Cookbook — September 7, 2012 @ 6:28 pm

    Welcome back Cassie! Hope you had a great trip to Colorado (I want to go there one day…)!

    How fun to see Laura’s recipe here. She’s a queen of dessert making, and I’ve been enjoying reading her blog. I just tried my first cookie butter yesterday and I liked it! So happy that I tried, and I will be enjoying this along with Nutella, my another love.

    Laura, I love your bars, and these will allure everyone to Cookie Butter and I’m one of them already!

  25. #
    Patty — September 7, 2012 @ 7:04 pm

    Congratulations on a sweet guest post, now I’m wanting one of Laura’s cookie butter bars, can you blame me?

  26. #
    Shaina — September 7, 2012 @ 8:29 pm

    I am in love with speculoos. These cookie butter bars are definitely a perfect use for it.

  27. #
    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — September 8, 2012 @ 1:26 am

    These bars are pure magic. The only way to make them better is to deliver them. 🙂

  28. #
    Joanne — September 8, 2012 @ 5:24 am

    These cookie butter bars are totally a combination of all of my favorite things! I need them in my life. Now.

  29. #
    Karen (Back Road Journal) — September 8, 2012 @ 6:35 am

    What a delicious guest post. Happy to now know about Bake Your Day!

  30. #
    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen — September 8, 2012 @ 6:59 am

    These sound wonderful! I wish I could get cookie butter here. Great idea to pair it with oatmeal.

  31. #
    Jen @ Savory Simple — September 8, 2012 @ 7:17 am

    These look incredible! Laura has an amazing blog and I just know these are delicious.

  32. #
    Muna Kenny — September 8, 2012 @ 7:40 am

    These bars look so yummy! Great pictures and easy to make recipe. Wish you both a wonderful weekend 🙂

  33. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — September 8, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    Cookie butter has become my life! Looks amazing!

  34. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — September 8, 2012 @ 11:28 am

    Oh sweet goodness I must have these.

  35. #
    Liz — September 8, 2012 @ 4:04 pm

    Welcome home, Cassie! And what a perfect cookie bar for you! Laura, these look amazing…I’m so glad I have all these ingredients in my pantry 🙂 Hope you’re both having a fantastic weekend~

  36. #
    Jamie @ Thrifty Veggie Mama — September 8, 2012 @ 7:14 pm

    This look great. I love Cookie Butter! Hope you had a great trip. I am a new follower and really enjoy your blog!

  37. #
    Shari — September 8, 2012 @ 7:25 pm

    Cookie Butter??? I have never heard of this. Can anyone tell me what this is. I’m in Cleveland, OH – is this something I should be able to find??? These look amazing….

  38. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — September 8, 2012 @ 8:46 pm

    these look AMAZING!! especially with that cookie butter addition!

  39. #
    luv what you do — September 8, 2012 @ 9:33 pm

    I love the TJ’s Cookie Butter…it’s unbelievably good! Can’t wait to buy it again and turn it into bars. Because I can’t buy it without a reason or I just sit and eat the entire jar : )

  40. #
    Sawsan (Chef in disguise) — September 9, 2012 @ 2:48 am

    I came here from Laura’s blog and it is a true pleasure to explore your blog :)so many amazing recipes and great pictures
    we don’t get cookie butter here, yet but I will keep an eye for it. It sounds like something too good to miss

  41. #
    Anne@FromMySweetHeart — September 9, 2012 @ 1:30 pm

    It was Cassie who first turned me on to the biscoff craze and I am still hooked! These bars look scrumptious Laura! I am a huge fan of both of your blogs, so it was nice to see you both collaborating on this wonderful post! : )

  42. #
    Nancy/SpicieFoodie — September 9, 2012 @ 3:16 pm

    Hi Laura and Cassie! It’s nice to “meet” you Cassie:) And Laura these look so delicious.

  43. #
    Beth — September 9, 2012 @ 8:44 pm

    What an amazing collection of flavors! These bars look terrific.

  44. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — September 10, 2012 @ 12:06 pm

    Oh wow. These look so good! Cookie butter was definitely a good idea. 🙂

    I hope you had a relaxing vacation, Cassie!

  45. #
    Kiran @ — September 11, 2012 @ 6:06 pm

    Welcome back, Cassie 🙂

    And what a delicious comeback recipe! Love cookie butter 🙂

  46. #
    Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) — September 20, 2012 @ 9:11 am

    Okay, now I really have to get a jar of cookie butter. I’m overdue for a trip to Trader Joe’s and guess what will be on top of my list? 🙂

    Great guest post!

  47. #
    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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