12 Days of Cookies: Maple Oat Bars

It’s cookie season and people all around the world are baking, cutting, sprinkling, wrapping, and giving out all kinds of different cookies. To celebrate this festive time of the year and to bring you some new inspiration, we’re sharing 12 cookie recipes with you, one every day from now until Christmas Eve. These aren’t just any old cookie recipes, either — they’re recipes from cookie and history-enthusiast Anna Ginsberg and her cookbook The Daily Cookie, which is filled with 365 cookie recipes that honor and celebrate notable events throughout history. Along with giving you something new to bake in the kitchen, these 12 days of cookies give you a chance to win a copy of the book every day we share a recipe, so you’ll be able to enjoy a cookie recipe every day of the year, not just right before Christmas. 

Today’s cookie is a Maple Oat Bar, in honor of today, Dec. 17, being National Maple Syrup Day. We love syrup on pancakes, waffles, and French toast, and this recipe with oats and toasted pecans will shed a new light on the sweet sap by showcasing it in a cookie recipe. Ginsberg insists there’s nothing better than the real thing when it comes to maple syrup, so don’t settle for any imposters, and although Grade B is known as the more robust type of maple syrup, she likes using Grade A for these bars because it adds a more subtle flavor with baking.

Want more cookie recipes like this one? Tweet this (up to once a day): I just entered to win a copy of The Daily Cookie from @TheDailyMeal & @AndrewsMcMeel #12DaysofCookies bit.ly/VMt8Wh — and a collection of 365 cookie recipes may be yours.

Click here to see the Maple Oat Bar Recipe

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Anne Dolce is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @anniecdolce