Glazed Oatmeal Cranberry Bars
Many cookie recipes can be baked into bars, and that is what I did here. Taking a relatively easy oatmeal cookie recipe, added cranberries (I got a really good deal on dried cranberries a while back), and spread into a pan. The glaze is what makes the difference between ho-hum and ‘wow, this taste fantastic!’.
Servings Prep Time
12bars 15minutes
Cook Time
30-35minutes
Servings Prep Time
12bars 15minutes
Cook Time
30-35minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Set aside a 13×9 baking pan (no need to grease)
  2. In a large bowl, combine together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside
  3. In a separate bowl, cream butter, eggs, and sugars together.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla to the creamed mixture, beating well
  5. Add creamed mixture to the large bowl of dry ingredients. Mix well, preferably by hand.
  6. Add oatmeal, cranberry. Again, best results come from mixing by hand, in my opinion.
  7. Spread in baking pan, using spatula to even out
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes, checking after 25 minutes.
Powdered Sugar Glaze
  1. I don’t really measure well. You’re making a glaze by starting with 1 cup powdered sugar, 2tsp of vanilla, and 1/4c milk. Depending, you may need to add more milk or sugar to get the consistency you want. I like mine to be close to a spread, but pourable. When ready, place into pastry bag (or a sandwich bag and snip an end) and spread across the bars after they’ve cooled for about 10 minutes.