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delicious raspberry oatmeal cookie bars

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Cindi M. Bauer
Marshfield, WI

I happen to come across this cookie bar recipe at the allrecipe website. I did however, tweak the recipe a bit by adding more jam. The bars indeed are quite delicious, and can be made with various jams as well.

(1 rating)
yield 12
method Bake

Ingredients For delicious raspberry oatmeal cookie bars

  • 1 cup
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp.
    baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp.
    salt
  • 1/2 cup
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup
    old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 stick
    butter (1/2 cup) softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup
    seedless raspberry preserves (see *note)

How To Make delicious raspberry oatmeal cookie bars

  • 1
    Line an 8x8-inch baking dish with aluminum foil. Once lined, spray the inside of the foil lined baking dish with a no-stick cooking spray; set dish aside.
  • 2
    In a medium size bowl, add the flour, soda and salt. Stir ingredients with a spoon to mix. Now add the brown sugar, oats, and butter. Mix ingredients with a pastry blender, to form a crumbly mixture. (I used a fork to mix the ingredients together thoroughly. It did take at least 5 minutes to blend everything together.)
  • 3
    Add 2 cups of the oatmeal crumb mixture into the baking pan. Press the crumb mixture down firmly with your hand.
  • 4
    Spread the preserves to within 1/4 inch from the edge of the pan.
  • 5
    Sprinkle remaining oatmeal crumb mixture over the preserves. Press the crumb mixture some-what firmly on top the preserves.
  • 6
    Place pan in a preheated 350 degree oven, and bake bars for 40 minutes.
  • 7
    Once the bars are baked, allow to cool to room temperature. (I then refrigerate the bars for a couple hours, so they can firm up a bit.)
  • 8
    Use aluminum foil to lift bar mixture from the pan. Cut bars into 12 squares.
  • 9
    *Note: I made these bars twice, once using raspberry preserves, and the other using home-cooked strawberry jam, but I found I much preferred the bars with the raspberry preserves. I think these bars would taste great using apricot preserves, or another kind of tart-tasting jam or preserves.
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