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    Cranberry Oatmeal Bar Cookies

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    Sandyg61's Note:

    I always make this with cranberries but it could be made with almost any dried fruit. I adapted this recipe from a recipe in a mystery book by Joanne Fluke. This recipe can be doubled to make a 9 x 13 inch pan of cookies.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees, rack in the middle position.
    2. 2
      Melt butter in a large microwave safe bowl.
    3. 3
      Add both sugars and let cool a bit.
    4. 4
      Add eggs, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla.
    5. 5
      Add flour and mix.
    6. 6
      Add the cranberries and oats and mix everything up. The dough will be quite stiff.
    7. 7
      With a spatula spread dough evenly into a greased 8x8 baking pan.
    8. 8
      Bake at 350 for 25– 30 minutes.
    9. 9
      Cut into bars when cool.
    10. 10
      These freeze well if you roll them in foil and put them in a freezer bag.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 12, 2013


      Delicious bars. I make them in a square muffin pan using 1/2 cup applesauce for half the butter, dried apricots, raisins, walnuts and my favorite part frozen FRESH chopped cranberries. I double the recipe and it makes 24 bars. They are even better after freezing.

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    • on May 27, 2012


      Really nice bar recipe. I thought they came out a little too sweet. Next time I'll cut the sugar in half. Loved the texture. Thanks for posting.

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    • on October 02, 2011


      These were really good. I thought they were a little on the sweet side even though I reduced the white sugar by half. The next time I may leave it out altogether.

      I also accidently doubled the spices. It didn't hurt them at all. And since I was out of nutmeg, I used allspice instead. I replaced 1/4 cup of the cranberries with chopped walnuts but, in the future, I'll just add 1/2 cup of nuts along with the full amount of cranberries. I can also see using dried cherries and almonds. Or dried apples and pecans.

      I used a metal pan (8x8) and the baking time was perfect. I lined the pan with parchment paper so I could lift them out before cutting. I plan on baking up a pan of these next week and mailing them off to my niece at college. They look like they'll travel real well. Thanks for posting your recipe, Sandyg61.

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    Nutritional Facts for Cranberry Oatmeal Bar Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (657 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 166.4
    Calories from Fat 58
    Total Fat 6.4 g
    Saturated Fat 3.8 g
    Cholesterol 26.8 mg
    Sodium 119.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 26.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    Sugars 16.6 g
    Protein 1.7 g

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