Oatmeal Cream Bar Recipe

Oatmeal Cream Bars

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Oatmeal Cream Bars

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 minutesCOOK: 13-15 MinutesYIELD: 15 -18 Bars

Ingredients:

  • 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

Filling:

  • ¾ cup (1.5 sticks) salted butter – room temperature
  • 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a stand mixer or with an electric mixer, mix the butter and the sugar together.
  3. Add in the egg, vanilla, and syrup.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. 
  6. Using a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Spread the dough evenly on the pan.
  7. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until the cookie is well done.
  8. Allow to cool completely.
  9. For the filling, cream the butter first, and then mix in the remaining ingredients (in order).
  10.  Spread the filling on ½ of the cooled pan cookie.
  11. Cut the cookie and using the parchment paper, flip one side of the cookie on top of the other. 
  12. Cut into desired sized bars. 
  13. Refrigerate until served.

Enjoy!

Maurie Kay

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