These Oatmeal Cream Bars are so addictive!
My daughter and her best friend came to the house for the weekend, and with them came the request for Oatmeal Cream Bars. I took my recipe for oatmeal cookies and modified it to make a softer flat bar and then added a cream filling for what is now one of the desserts on my top ten list of favorite desserts.
I made them and they VERY quickly disappeared! My son is already asking me when I am going to make them again!
|PREP: 30 minutes||COOK: 13-15 Minutes||YIELD: 15 -18 Bars|
- 1 ¼ cups (2.5 sticks) salted butter – room temperature
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ cup of granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 cups old fashioned oats – blended into a fine grain
- ¾ cup (1.5 sticks) salted butter – room temperature
- 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
- 3 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream
- 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- In a stand mixer or with an electric mixer, mix the butter and the sugar together.
- Add in the egg, vanilla, and syrup.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
- Using a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread the dough evenly on the pan.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes or until the cookie is well done.
- Allow to cool completely.
- For the filling, cream the butter first, and then mix in the remaining ingredients (in order).
- Spread the filling on ½ of the cooled pan cookie.
- Cut the cookie and using the parchment paper, flip one side of the cookie on top of the other.
- Cut into desired sized bars.
- Refrigerate until served.