Cookie Bars are an old favorite. Simply put, they are a concoction of instantly-identifiable flavors put together over a caramelized graham cracker crust.
When I decided to put together a post on cookie bars, it was hard to pick a first. They are all so good. Bar cookies are like snowflakes, with a little experimentation, you can have nearly infinite flavors and combinations to try, with no two being the same.
I baked these no fuss oatmeal raisin cookie bars: they are soft and chewy and the tiny raisins add a sweet and tangy flavor which make for a perfect breakfast treat.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars
Author: Adapted from Food.com
Recipe type: Bars, Breakfast, Dessert
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ⅓ cup white sugar
- 1 eggs
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1½ cups rolled oats
- ¾ cup raisins
- Preheat the oven to 350F
- Grease a 13 x 9 inch baking pan with oil or butter, then line with parchment paper or foil, pressing paper down firmly so it stays. Leave a slight overhang of paper so that it is easy to remove.
- In mixing bowl cream butter until light. Add the sugars and beat until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla and mix in well.
- In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Mix into the batter, then stir in the oatmeal and raisins.
- Press dough evenly into the lined baking pan.
- Bake in a preheated oven for 15 to 18 minutes, until golden. Bake a bit less for chewier bars, a bit more for crispy bars.
- Let cool for 3 or 4 minutes, then lift gently out of the pan.
- Let it cool down for a couple more minutes and then cut into squares.
22 Responses to Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars
YUM!! I am inspired by you to bake more!! You make it sound so simple :)
Love these thin cookie soft & gorgeous bars..and wonderful ingredients to go in it!
Very nice! Need to make this. Love simple recipes like this one :)
Yum, oatmeal raisin is a favorite of mine. Will have to try these bars!
That will be a welcome change from the oatmeal and raisin cookies.
Q: The raisin looks really small are they champagne type?
They are these tiny currants I found locally. Sweet and tangy. You could use the regular ones too.
I have never seen a bar cookie like this-definitely a time saver when you do not have the time to make regular cookies. Glad you posted this one-great pics.
I love bar cookies! Mmmm. These look terrific. Did you use currants? Just curious. : )
They look delectable and perfect for snack time. I’ll make them for sure. Thanks for sharing..
Saving this recipe! The bars look wonderful and I can see how adding so many different items can change it up so easily. Great breakfast treat!
How do you manage to make such sweet treat every time ? Wish I was your neighbor ! This sure does looks perfect for breakfast .
You are an awesome baker :D love these cookie bars.
love those tiny currants you used. i had never heard of cookie bars. thanks for sharing.
MmmM! Cookie bars remind me of childhood, in that most wonderful, nostalgic way. I should really try making these again. And I agree with Kankana above – move in next door to me, please?
I made these converting this into a vegan recipe. The dough was too less for a 13 X 9 pan. But I baked it anyway. It neither browned the way it looks in the picture nor it felt right even after baking. I have converted so many recipes not to use eggs that I wonder where what went wrong. Just a FYI.
Sorry to hear it didn’t turn out well. I’ve been making these for years and the recipe has never failed me!
Those bars look so good! A very comforting treat.
these look like a fantastic snack! your bakes come out so beautiful.. the pretty cakes and muffins.. i have got to veganize these! that list is far too long now:)
I baked these yesterday for my family and they were fantastic…. thanks for sharing this recipe…
These look delicious! My 4 year old son is home from playschool today and we’re going to make these after baby sis wakes up from her nap…love simple recipes that I can make on a whim with ingredients that are usually on hand! Thank you :)
Getting ready to make these right now. I’m out of parchment and wax paper so Im hoping greasing the pan will be enough. I’ll comment my success or lackthereof haha.
Turns out buttering your baking dish works just fine. :) These were wonderful! All the enjoyment of a cookie with the joy of consuming a large bar instead of holding a handful of cookies lol. Will be making these again soon. :)