Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Oatmeal Cookie Bars
Oatmeal Cookie Bars
Country Crock
Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Ingredients

  • 2  Cups  all-purpose flour
  • 2  Cups  uncooked old fashioned oats or quick-cooking oats
  • 1  Teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1  Cup  Country Crock Spread
  • 3/4  Cups  firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4  Cups  sugar
  • large eggs
  • 1  Teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4  Cup  raisins

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. Spray 13 X 9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

In medium bowl, combine flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside.

In large bowl, with electric mixer, beat Country Crock® Spread and sugars until creamy. Beat in eggs and vanilla until blended. Gradually beat in flour mixture just until blended. Stir in raisins. Evenly spread into prepared pan.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted 1-inch from edge comes out clean. On wire rack, cool completely. Cut into 24 squares.

Tip: For Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Raisin Bars, decrease raisins to 1 cup and stir in 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels. Continue as above.

Oatmeal Cookie Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Oatmeal Cookie Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.

Oatmeal Cookie Wine Pairing

Milk is more traditional with cookies than wine in the U.S., but a few cookies and a glass of sweet wine make a simple, enjoyable dessert. Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based cookies; sauternes or sweet German wines with sugar cookies; cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts; Italian vin santo with biscotti.