Chocolate-Oatmeal Bar Cookies

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Total Time
30 mins
20 mins

Family recipe from my Grandma Patton. This was one of my favorites. It's easy to put together and makes a lot of cookies (70). Refrigerate or freeze wrapped in waxed paper and foil.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350*.
  2. Combine and melt filling ingredients in a double boiler. Keep warm.
  3. Crust/Topping: Cream together butter and brown sugar.
  4. Add beaten eggs and vanilla.
  5. Add flour, salt and soda.
  6. Stir in oatmeal.
  7. Then, spread 3/4 of batter evenly on an insulated sheet pan (11x17 "cookie sheet") to create crust.
  8. Spread filling mixture evenly on top of crust.
  9. Take a teaspoon of topping and flatten with your fingers until the crust is about 1/4" thick. Place on filling mixture. Repeat for remaining topping.
  10. Bake 18-22 minutes until light brown.
  11. Cool COMPLETELY. Cut into small rectangles, 7 lengthwise and 10 widthwise.