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AW’s Chewy Cranberry-Oatmeal Cookie Bars

January 10, 2012

Base recipe source:  Food.com

Ingredients:

  • Flour – 1½ cups
  • Baking soda – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt – ½ teaspoon
  • Ground Cinnamon – ½ teaspoon
  • Oats – 2½ cups
  • Butter – 1 cup
  • Brown Sugar – 1 cup
  • Granulated Sugar – ½ cup
  • Eggs – 2
  • Honey – 1 tablespoon
  • Vanilla Extract – 2 teaspoons
  • Dried Cranberries – 1⅓ cup
  • Chopped Pecans – ¾ cup

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° (F).
  2. Line cookie pan with parchment paper or spray with butter spray.
  3. Mix dry ingredients (except the sugars) then add oats and pecans; stir well.
  4. In a separate bowl beat butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and use a spatula to scrap down the edges of the bowl. Add honey and vanilla extract.  Beat mixture until well blended.
  5. Add half of the dry mix into the batter and stir well.  Add remaining half of dry mix and stir until well blended.
  6. Add cranberries and pecans and stir until well blended.
  7. Put mixture onto cookie sheet and press down until mixture is level and touching each edge of the cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for approximately 15 mins or until center is soft and no longer looks wet.
  9. Let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to cutting board and cut into bars.  Place bars on rack to cool.
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