Thirteen years ago and still newlyweds, dh and I traveled to
Anyway, while at this World Quarterhorse Show, dh gave in to temptation and frequented a cookie booth in the vendor area. He came back to the stands with this huge thick oatmeal cookie.
(He goes weak in the knees for oatmeal cookies.)
When we got home, I determined if he was going to go weak in the knees for cookies, they better be *my* cookies.
I never could get my oatmeal cookies as thick as the ones he bought in
These Oatmeal Spice Bars have become the absolute favorite, he’ll-do-anything-for-me, treat! And my 9 yo has perfected the process now, so he gets twice as many as ever before. I’ve been meaning to share it here for a long time. I hope you try them, ‘specially if you have a man in the house that loves old-fashioned oatmeal cookies.
Oatmeal Spice Bars
- 1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)
- 1 ¼ cups brown sugar, firmly packed
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 TB milk
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- 2 ½ cups quick or old-fashioned oats
Heat oven to 375*F. Beat margarine and sugar until creamy. Add eggs, milk and vanilla. Beat well. Add flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix well. Stir in oats. Mix well. Press dough into bottom of ungreased 9×13” baking pan.
Bake about 35-40 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool and cut into bars, about 3 dozen yield.