Friday, November 5, 2010

Cranberry Dark Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Bars-Week 6

Oh my people, we are at week 6 of the 12 Weeks of Christmas cookies! I thought all week that this is week 5, it has been that kind of week. These weeks just keep going by quicker and quicker! I don't know about you, but I am excited to see all the Christmas decorations going up in the stores and I have noticed the holiday commercials starting to show up. :)



This week I needed something comforting and easy. I went back to the Oatmeal Raisin cookies I made for Week 2, subbed the raisins for dried cranberries and added some dark chocolate. I think I like cookie form better than the bar form, but the hubby loved them, even though he doesn't like cranberries.



Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars

Adapted from: Quaker Oats

1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cups oats

1 cup dried cranberries

1 cup dark chocolate chunks



Heat oven to 350°F.

In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add oats, cranberries and chocolate; mix well.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

26 comments:

Lee Ann said...

I love this...they look like comfort food! Yummy!

Mickey said...

Looks delicious! Lost my link up, can you email it again?
Thanks,
mickey
monster_mama@msn.com

briarrose said...

These look wonderful. Love the dried cranberry addition. The cherry flavored cranberries are awesome too if you've never tried them....though I'm always torn between using those and dried tart cherries.

Maria said...

These look soooo good!

jose manuel said...

Absolutamente deliciosas estas barritas, que rico.

Saludos

Megan said...

I hear you ~ the weeks are going by faster and faster! Someone hit the pause button, please ~ I can't keep up!

Louanne said...

Love the flavors - especially dark chocolate and the cranberries. Thanks for sharing!

Steph said...

holy cow! These look to die for! And cranberries are so Christmas! I love it!!

Tracy said...

Beautiful bars, and love that they have cranberries in them!!

Bethie said...

Fantastic!! You know I love me some daaaark chocolate.

Sue said...

I love the cranberries with the chocolate! I'd love to sink my teeth into one right now:)

The Blonde Duck said...

Ok--about your previous post and potato candy--my mom made that every Christmas and I LOVED it!

Lisa said...

I have a sister who prefers bars to cookies so this would work well for me. Love the combo of cranberries and dark chocolate.

Barbara Bakes said...

I think I'll try the cookie version of these soon. I love the flavor combination.

Katrina said...

Those look really good, April!

Donna-FFW said...

Loving your variation!! I so enjoy these roundups, Abby!

Megan said...

Oh how I wish we were having a real life coolie swap. I would be standing in front of these babies getting my fair share!

Roberta said...

Hello Abby...found your cookie party via Sweet As Sugar Cookies and added my recipe this week...hope that's okay. We love oatmeal cookies as well and this week I used peanut butter and chocolate in mine. Have a great week, fondly, Roberta
http://con-tain-it.typepad.com

Sportsgirl said...

cranberries + dark chocolate = deliciousness!!

Ingrid said...

Mmmm, these look and sound really good. I don't even mind the chocolate especially because it's dark.
~ingrid

Marcellina said...

I could really sink my teeth into one of those right now! They look delicious!

Dajana said...

I certainly prefer cranberries over raisins, and I think these are just delicious, no matter the form you give them.

ezsrecipes.com said...

I've run out of ideas for this the last couple of weeks, but I like to check out what others post. These look yummy!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Adding chocolate to my favorite cookies! Yumm. You are intent on ruining my diet, aren't you?

Mary said...

These look incredible!! I think I love everything about these..oatmeal, cranberry, dark chocolate, chunk..yep! You've hit all the spots!

Herryponting said...

cool flavor,specially like for Cranberry Chocolate.
Super Dieters Tea Cranberry Twist

Friday, November 5, 2010

Cranberry Dark Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Bars-Week 6

Oh my people, we are at week 6 of the 12 Weeks of Christmas cookies! I thought all week that this is week 5, it has been that kind of week. These weeks just keep going by quicker and quicker! I don't know about you, but I am excited to see all the Christmas decorations going up in the stores and I have noticed the holiday commercials starting to show up. :)



This week I needed something comforting and easy. I went back to the Oatmeal Raisin cookies I made for Week 2, subbed the raisins for dried cranberries and added some dark chocolate. I think I like cookie form better than the bar form, but the hubby loved them, even though he doesn't like cranberries.



Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars

Adapted from: Quaker Oats

1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cups oats

1 cup dried cranberries

1 cup dark chocolate chunks



Heat oven to 350°F.

In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add oats, cranberries and chocolate; mix well.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

26 comments:

Lee Ann said...

I love this...they look like comfort food! Yummy!

Mickey said...

Looks delicious! Lost my link up, can you email it again?
Thanks,
mickey
monster_mama@msn.com

briarrose said...

These look wonderful. Love the dried cranberry addition. The cherry flavored cranberries are awesome too if you've never tried them....though I'm always torn between using those and dried tart cherries.

Maria said...

These look soooo good!

jose manuel said...

Absolutamente deliciosas estas barritas, que rico.

Saludos

Megan said...

I hear you ~ the weeks are going by faster and faster! Someone hit the pause button, please ~ I can't keep up!

Louanne said...

Love the flavors - especially dark chocolate and the cranberries. Thanks for sharing!

Steph said...

holy cow! These look to die for! And cranberries are so Christmas! I love it!!

Tracy said...

Beautiful bars, and love that they have cranberries in them!!

Bethie said...

Fantastic!! You know I love me some daaaark chocolate.

Sue said...

I love the cranberries with the chocolate! I'd love to sink my teeth into one right now:)

The Blonde Duck said...

Ok--about your previous post and potato candy--my mom made that every Christmas and I LOVED it!

Lisa said...

I have a sister who prefers bars to cookies so this would work well for me. Love the combo of cranberries and dark chocolate.

Barbara Bakes said...

I think I'll try the cookie version of these soon. I love the flavor combination.

Katrina said...

Those look really good, April!

Donna-FFW said...

Loving your variation!! I so enjoy these roundups, Abby!

Megan said...

Oh how I wish we were having a real life coolie swap. I would be standing in front of these babies getting my fair share!

Roberta said...

Hello Abby...found your cookie party via Sweet As Sugar Cookies and added my recipe this week...hope that's okay. We love oatmeal cookies as well and this week I used peanut butter and chocolate in mine. Have a great week, fondly, Roberta
http://con-tain-it.typepad.com

Sportsgirl said...

cranberries + dark chocolate = deliciousness!!

Ingrid said...

Mmmm, these look and sound really good. I don't even mind the chocolate especially because it's dark.
~ingrid

Marcellina said...

I could really sink my teeth into one of those right now! They look delicious!

Dajana said...

I certainly prefer cranberries over raisins, and I think these are just delicious, no matter the form you give them.

ezsrecipes.com said...

I've run out of ideas for this the last couple of weeks, but I like to check out what others post. These look yummy!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Adding chocolate to my favorite cookies! Yumm. You are intent on ruining my diet, aren't you?

Mary said...

These look incredible!! I think I love everything about these..oatmeal, cranberry, dark chocolate, chunk..yep! You've hit all the spots!

Herryponting said...

cool flavor,specially like for Cranberry Chocolate.
Super Dieters Tea Cranberry Twist