Friday, December 26, 2008

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

This is a perfect little snack time treat. If you want to make it a little healthier, leave out the chocolate chips and cut back on the sugar and just have them be oatmeal cookie bars -- sweeter than a granola bar, but not quite as unhealthy as a regular cookie.

This classic oatmeal and chocolate chip recipe is perfect for the holidays or any time of the year and will go great in your treat bags!

  • 2 1/4 cups rolled oats

  • 1 1/4 cup flour

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 4 tbsp cold butter, cut into pieces

  • 2/3 cup sugar

  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 egg white

  • 1 tbsp vanilla

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat to 325°F. Line baking pan with parchment paper.

Whisk oats, all-purpose flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Beat butter and sugars until well combined. Beat in egg, then egg white, then vanilla. Stir in the oat mixture with a wooden spoon until just moistened. Stir in chocolate chips.

Spread out dough into the pan to make an even layer.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top of the bars are lightly golden brown. Let cool. Cut bars into squares and store in an airtight container.

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