Sunday, April 25, 2010

Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars


These cookies must be good.  I made them yesterday and there are none left today, actually there were none left last night.  No, I was not being a pig.  My family came for a quick visit and we went out and ate a huge dinner.  After dinner we ate these cookies for dessert.  My dad ate about twelve of them.  There were only two left on the plate, so we bagged them up and sent them home with them.  Tonight my mom already called me and told me she had just looked at my blog looking for the recipe since my dad liked the cookies so much.  So mom here is the recipe.


Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

1 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 & 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup dried cranberries


In a mixer cream together the butter, both sugars, egg, and the vanilla extract.


Then add the flour, salt, and baking soda.  Mix until just combined.  Add the oats and mix until the oats are incorporated.


Then add the white chocolate chips and dried cranberries.  Mix until just combined.


Press the cookie dough into a greased 11x13 inch pan.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes.  The cookies should be golden brown and the center should be set.  Allow to cool in the pan and cut into 24 bars.

This is real simple recipe.  I hope you will like them as much as my dad did.

55 comments:

  1. OMG...I know what Im making in the morning...these sound awesome;)

    we need to get in the kitchen together, we could come up with some amazing dishes;)

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  2. you are a good son, and this cookie bar look just wonderful !

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  3. Steven,
    Let me know how they turn out. Yeah...if your ever down this way...your welcome in my kitchen.

    Sonia,
    I wonder if my parents would say that...just kidding....Thanks!

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  4. oh wow what a great combo loved the step by step pics as well

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  5. Hey Bo! How have you been? This oatmeal cookies looks so heavenly. Just lately i have been eating different oatmeal cookies (but i didnt bake those, just bought it from groceries)... I wanna try making one sometimes. U

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  6. I really want to make this. Always have been a bigger fan of cookie bars than traditional cookies, and this one looks delicious. om nom nom nom!

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  7. I would like to sink my teeth into a few of those bars! I made some cherry once, and now I might have to go down this road again!

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  8. looks like another winner!. any particular reason for white choc. chips? were they just handy? or would the regular ones not look too good w/the cranberries?

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  9. Hey there, it's Dieter! I've just received the 'I Love Your Blog' Award, and blah blah blah, well, a long story (don't wanna squeeze it into YOUR blog-space). But in order to receive it, I was asked to nominate 15 of my favourite blogs. Of course, you're in the list. Dunno what that award is worth, but I just wanted you to know that for me, receiving is nice; handing it over to you is more than that. I send you all the best feelings, Dieter.

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  10. This sounds like a winner. It has hubby's favorites in it. Thanks for sharing this.

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  11. Fantastic cookie bars and I have all of the ingredients. So guess what I'll be making this week. Thanks.

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  12. Oh, I need one of these right now! Yum! They look delicious! Bet it is great with the dried cranberries and I have some in the fridge so will have to get busy and try this! Thanks for the recipe!

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  13. Would you mail me a bag. They look good but my mixer is on the fritz.

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  14. Hi, Bo...Thanks for visiting my cat blog; I just started blogging in January and have "met" some great people...I'm glad I checked out your site, your recipes look wonderful...I'm in Louisiana, so we are neighbors!

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  15. Oh the bars look delicious, Bo!

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  16. I love that your mum looked at your blog for the recipe, that is so cool! They look gorgeous, I am saving the recipe for when my kitchen is operational again.

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  17. chow and chatter,
    Thanks!

    Mhel,
    I've been doing good...I just had to take a few days away from the blog and the kitchen...These are really simple to make...I hope you try them.

    James,
    I prefer bar cookies too!

    Chef E,
    I think I will make them with dried cherries next time.

    Tim,
    Thanks!

    Chrissy,
    Thanks! I've just been on a white chocolate kick lately. I bought one of those big Lindt white chocolate coconut bars and have been breaking me off a little taste everyday...Its so good...so I figured I use white chocolate chips...but regular chocolate chips would be great...especially if you used dried cherries instead of cranberries. Cherries and chocolate go great together.

    Dieter,
    Thanks so much!

    Sweet and savory,
    Thanks!

    Carla,
    Thanks! Let me know how they turn out!

    Pam,
    Thanks! I wish there were some left! I might have to make another batch!

    Frank,
    Go to Walmart and buy a mixer...maybe I will give you one for Christmas.

    Jacqueline,
    Thanks! Down in Louisiana you guys have some great food!

    Sook,
    Thanks!

    Janice,
    Thanks! I hope you can get back to cooking soon.

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  18. Bo- I just wanted to tell you I was in a pinch one night for dinner and made the pasta dish in the post before this and it was incredible!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I get tired of eating the same things all the time. And you better believe I'm trying this one! Anything with oats or cranberries and I'm so there!

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  19. Hi! First time visitor here! Great blog! Great recipe! I find it funny your mom's visiting your blog instead of you visiting hers! Hope my son will have a blog full of recipes for me to do likewise in future:D

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  20. These sound great! It reminds me that I was wanting to make this "kicked up oatmeal cookie" recipe with craisins and white chocolate.

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  21. Mistress Maddie,
    I'm so glad I could help you out with one of my recipes.

    Jeannie,
    Thanks! My mom is a good cook...she should have a blog too.

    Robin,
    Thanks!

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  22. I am going to take this to a party this weekend and I'm going to be very popular!

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  23. Wow Bo, These look so good! Great with a cup of tea. Blessings to you, Catherine

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  24. 3 hungry tummies,
    Yes, with a pan of these you will have no problems making friends.

    Catherine,
    Thanks!

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  25. Thank you for your nice comments on my blog.

    I love using white chocolate chips in my cookies. And with cranberries it would be even better. I'll try these out ..but will probably make a much smaller batch!

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  26. Hi Bo! I'm glad you found my blog because now I have found yours! Your blog is awesome! I will have to try to make some of your recipes!!! :) I love that you use plugra! People always think it's weird when they see it in my fridge in Tuscaloosa!

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  27. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Look forward to following you here. Inspired choice to use the dried cranberries. Cheers!

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  28. awww....how sweet that your mom was looking for the recipe! :) I love craisins....man these sound good!

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  29. Yum! I think I am going to try this with dark chocolate and dried tart cherries (my favorite cookie combo); I am a creature of habit!

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  30. I love oatmeal bars! This one with extra white chocolate and dried cranberries sounds even better!

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  31. Those look awesomely delicious! So much so, I just ran to see if I have enough White Chocolate, Sadly I am out. So I shall have to wait until tomorrow to make them. I cannot wait.

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  32. If your dad ate 12 pieces, this must be a winner! I would love to try. It looks so delicious!

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  33. Ooops...I'm not too sure whether my comments got through just now. I hope it did. I would love to try your beautiful recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Simply delicious, no wonder you dad like it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Cheers,
    elra

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  35. Ive given you an award!! Checkout my blog for the details.... HAve a good day buddy!

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  36. Hey Bo
    not only your dad, but I would eat 12 as well..so don't blame him..lol..;-))looks so perfect and yummy..

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  37. I make these cookies for my family and they never last long. I love how you did them in bars. I can see why your dad ate a load of them!

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  38. Wow, these bars sure look yummie, love the idea of using oatmeal and cranberries...and of course the chocolate chips to boost the flavor :-)

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  39. I can see why these disappeared so quickly ( even if your dad ate twelve of them, they must have been darn good)...I am bookmarking it. I would love these too.

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  40. I just found your blog. I love it and will be checking it often!

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  41. Scrumptious with cranberry and white chocolate chips!

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  42. Bo~ these look delish. If I make a batch, you dad will have to swing by and pick up the leftovers!

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  43. Delicious and satisfying cookies Bo; I like the cranberries the best.

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  44. They do sound addicting so I can see why they were polished off so quickly - yum :)

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  45. Hi,Bo!
    I can only imagine how tasteful it is!I can`t wait to make my own!

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  46. Hey Bo,
    Sorry I missed your post. This batch of cookie bars look amazing. No wonder you didn't have anything left the following day. If I was there, I probably would have ate all of it before I let you photograph them.Love the addition of craisins..they are like little jewels in the bar.Nice!

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  47. Ah, I've barely eaten anythign today and now this! lol Looks and sounds good, and I love branberries too!!

    And thanks! Actually I'm already feeling a whole lot better - if I can type, then I'm fine lol

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  48. Your mom reads your blog!!! QUE CUTE! Anyways, these look ah-MAY-zing. I will try them ... but I'll be skipping the chocolate. I don't like choco. I know. Weird. :P

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  49. Wow!! Cookie bar looks fabulous!!

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  50. Yay! So glad to read such a glowing review (via your Dad's consumption of them) for these bars. =) *giggles*

    These have been on my 'to make' list for months now. I'm thinking these need to be made very soon.

    Great blog. You're a real talent!

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  51. I tried these with a white chocolate drizzle on top...FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing :)

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  52. These sound so delicious! I've made white chocolate and dried cranberry cookies so I know they must also taste wonderful in oatmeal bars. Great recipe.

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