Earlier this year we were going through a lot of treats. Five dozen baked goods for the school musical, four dozen for children’s choir and “we’ll take whatever we can get” for swim club (you know how hungry those athletes get)!
In deciding what to bake, I tested the “Oatmeal Scotch Teas” from my youth and they made a big impression on my kids, who promptly christened them “Granola Bar Cookies.” What a great name!
These cookies have a couple of nice traits. Besides containing a serious amount of oatmeal they are so easy to make that it almost feels like cheating. Melt butter and brown sugar in a saucepan, stir in oatmeal and baking powder, pour into a pan and bake. Done!
Granola Bar Cookies
Makes about 16 cookies
- 1/2 c butter
- 1 c brown sugar
- 2 c oatmeal
- 1 t baking powder
1. Combine butter and sugar in saucepan. Cook and stir until melted.
2. Stir in remaining ingredients and mix well.
3. Press into greased 8 x 8 pan. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes until golden. Cut while still warm but leave in pan until partly cooled and hardened.
After the cookies have hardened, they often take a little chiseling to get out of the pan. This can result in damage to the first cookie out I just figure it’s the perfect excuse for me to eat it!
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