Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars are a quick and easy treat for your family and friends….perfect for a party, special dinner dessert or just because.
Here at the Carr home there are four seasons…winter, spring, summer and BAKING! We’re officially in the Baking Season right now and I’m going through tons of “baking ingredients”.
These Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars were made with the new I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter…and it’s true, I Can’t Believe it! It’s made with real, simple, non-GMO ingredients that you can actually read and pronounce and has 40% fewer calories and 70% less saturated fat than butter. It almost makes cookies “healthy”, right? Ok, at least better!
We’ve used the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spray and spreads for years on things like corn on the cob and baked potatoes but after making these cookie bars I realized you can substitute it in practically any recipe, without changing the flavor.
The fresh buttery taste makes it perfect for spreading on a warm muffin, sauteing, cooking or baking! It is also available in Light and Olive Oil varieties. What a great way to take one small step toward a more overall healthy and balance diet. Give it a try and let them know what you think. http://clvr.li/thenewICB
Here’s the Recipes:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups uncooked old-fashioned oats [or quick-cooking oats]
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 cup I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® Spread
- 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 cups raisins
Optional – 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 350°
Spray 13 x 9-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray
In a medium bowl, combine flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon
Beat I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® Spread with sugars in large bowl with electric mixer on low-speed until creamy
Beat in eggs and vanilla until blended
Gradually beat in flour mixture on slow speed just until blended
Stir in raisins.
*At this point, I tasted the cookie dough. Yes, I live on the edge…I (and my children) eat raw cookie dough! I thought it would be good with chocolate chips, so I added some of those.
Spread dough evenly in prepared pan
Bake 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted 1-inch from edge comes out clean
Cool completely on wire rack
Cut into bars
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