Day 6 of 10 Days of Christmas Cookies and Bars is another fabulous bar cookie. This one will make all of your friends and family drool. It’s an oatmeal cookie sandwiched with creamy butterscotch.
I first made these terrific bundles of butterscotch goodness last Christmas and they were well received. Then again who wouldn’t like a layer of butterscotch sandwiched between two oatmeal sugar cookies?! I found the recipe in Cooking Light, so not only are these bars easy and delicious, they are healthier then many other cookies I make at the holidays!
The crust is made from an oatmeal sugar cookie then is layered with creamy butterscotch. It’s finished off with a sprinkling of the same oatmeal sugar cookie. The end result is creamy butterscotch in between two crispy cookies. It’s a quick, easy bar cookie that can be make a few days in advance or right when company is coming. It’s a great looking cookie that looks like it took a lot of time and effort to make.
Butterscotch Bars (adapted from Cooking Light )
½ c. sugar
½ c. packed brown sugar
4 T. butter
3 T. applesauce
1 t. vanilla
2 c. flour
2 ½ c. oats
½ t. salt
1 t. baking soda
¾ c. sweetened condensed milk
1 c. butterscotch chips
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13 x 9 pan with cooking spray and set aside.
2. In a large bowl cream the butter, applesauce, and sugars. Beat in the eggs. Add the vanilla and stir well.
3. In a medium bowl combine the flour, oats, salt, and baking soda. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture and stir with a fork until it is crumbly.
4. Put 3 cups of the oat mixture on the bottom of the pan pressing into the bottom.
5. In a microwave safe bowl heat the sweetened condensed milk and butterscotch chips. Microwave for 1 minute and stir. Continue heating at 30 second intervals until the mixture is completely melted and mixed well. Pour the butterscotch mixture over top of the oat crust and spread. Sprinkle the top with the remaining oat mixture.
6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until butterscotch is bubbling and the topping in a light brown. Put the entire baking pan on a wire rack to cool. Cut into 36 bars.
**I did not have enough of the topping left over which is why it is splotchy in the photo. Make sure you save enough to sprinkle evenly over the top. I didn't get to take a picture of the cut bars because they were gone before I thought about it!**
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looks fantastic!I love anything butterscotch :o)
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Wilde in the Kitchen
Mmm, anything butterscotch and I'm there! And from Cooking light? That means you can have a bigger slice 🙂