Blueberry oatmeal and chocolate chip cookie bars
Making cookies just got a lot easier. No need to make cookies in batches anymore, just make them all at once. To save time, I like to make cookie bars because all you have to do is spread the cookie dough out on a large cookie sheet that has a lip on all edges, bake in the oven for about 15 minutes, and let them cool slightly before cutting them. I think cutting the cookie bars might be my fave part because I use a pizza cutter and it's so fast. These oatmeal cookies work well when cut in a rectangular shape.
Blueberry oatmeal and chocolate chip cookie bars recipe
Makes about 24 rectangular cookie bars
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1-1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cups uncooked old fashioned oats (not instant)
- 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup dried blueberries
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, granulated sugar and eggs.
- Mix in the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, brown sugar and vanilla.
- Using a large sturdy spoon, stir in the oats, chocolate chips and dried blueberries.
- Lay parchment paper onto a cookie sheet that has lips on all edges (let the paper hang over the edges about 1-1/2 inches on all sides of the cookie sheet).
- Evenly spread the cookie dough in the pan leaving about 1/2 inch of space in between the dough and the edges of the pan.
- Bake in a preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until the dough is firm but still a little soft in the middle.
- Let cool while still in the pan for about 8 minutes.
- Using a pizza cutter, cut into rectangular bars (just a bit shorter than the size of a granola bar).
- After cutting the cookies into bars, continue to leave them in the pan while they cool.
- Let the cookie bars cool until they firm up enough to remove them from the pan.