toasted oatmeal cookie butter bars: a guest post at Bake Your Day

September 7, 2012

in Cookies

Cookie butter is my new favorite thing. Whether I slather a slice of toast with the addicting spread or warm a spoonful and drizzle it over vanilla ice cream, I’m in heaven. This time around, I’m turning the spread into cookie bars (let’s be honest, I needed to find a way to finish off the jar that didn’t involve me and a spoon!).

Toasted Oatmeal Cookie Butter Bars | Tutti Dolci

I’m excited to share this recipe with you today as a guest post at Bake Your Day! I’m so thankful that I connected with Cassie through blogging – she is an absolute sweetheart and got me hooked on cookie butter in the first place (she even has a Pinterest board dedicated to all things Biscoff!).

Toasted Oatmeal Cookie Butter Bars | Tutti Dolci

Please visit Bake Your Day to see my toasted oatmeal cookie butter bars and peek around at Cassie’s delicious creations – I’m especially loving her lemon-lavender Greek yogurt pound cake. Happy Friday!

Toasted Oatmeal Cookie Butter Bars
1 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup plus 2 Tbsp flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup cookie butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

2 Tbsp cookie butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1-2 Tbsp water

Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add oats and cook, stirring occasionally, until toasted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; place on a plate lined with paper towel to cool slightly.

Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Beat butter, cookie butter and sugars in a large mixer bowl at medium speed until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Reduce speed to low; gradually add flour mixture and beat just until incorporated. Fold in toasted oats and chocolate chips.

Press dough evenly into prepared baking dish and bake 14 to 15 minutes, until edges are golden. Cool bars completely in pan on a wire rack.

For the glaze, place cookie butter in a small bowl and microwave until melted, about 30 seconds. Whisk in powdered sugar and water; drizzle glaze over cooled bars and let set. Cut into squares with a sharp knife. Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature up to 2 days.

Yield – 20 bars (serving size: 1)
Calories – 180
Carbs – 26

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1 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts September 7, 2012

These bars look incredible! Love cookie butter :)
So glad to see you over at Cassie’s, she is one of the sweetest people I have “met” blogging.


2 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective September 7, 2012

Will do!


3 Julia {The Roasted Root} September 7, 2012

Awesome guest post! I have never tried cookie butter and my cookie-loving self is all amped up to pick up a container and go to town! I bet the bars are delicious with the toasted oats!


4 Valerie September 7, 2012

On my way!


5 Sandra's Easy Cooking September 7, 2012

Never tried cookie butter. Your bars look so fantastic…or better said mouthwatering! Will check your guest post!


6 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious September 7, 2012

You have me at cookie butter! Heading over to check out the guest post! :)


7 Cassie September 7, 2012

Thank you so much, Laura! These could not have been more perfect!


8 Carol | a cup of mascarpone September 7, 2012

I’m loving these, Laura! They look delicious! I need more time in the day, JUST for your recipes! Beautiful guest post!


9 Liren September 7, 2012

I am so behind on the cookie butter craze! I see it in the store and walk by each time, because, frankly, I’m afraid I’ll get hooked. Must get over it and buy a jar already…these look amazing! Have a wonderful weekend my dear!


10 Nami | Just One Cookbook September 7, 2012

Okay I must check it out. I just tried my first bite of cookie butter yesterday (I think?) and I liked it. Just in time for the gingerbread flavor (or still too early? haha, but at least getting closer!). Now that I’m spreading half Nutella and half Cookie butter. Delicious! Ok, let me hop on over…


11 Patty September 7, 2012

Looks amazing! I’m on the look out for cookie butter:-)
Congratulations on your guest post:-)
I’m going to check it out!


12 Mercedes September 7, 2012

These just look like fall to me! Oatmeal and cookie butter all in one cookie is such a great combination!


13 Minnie(@thelady8home) September 7, 2012

These cookies sound awesome!!! Beautiful combination idea.

BTW do join me here. I am hosting a gala dinner extravaganza, a fabulous linky party for all. :-D


14 Jen L | Tartine ans Apron Strings September 7, 2012

Cookie butter…we don’t have them here in Canada yet!!! I’ve been looking hard! ARgh! As usual, lovely bars you have here :) Will visit Bake Your Day!


15 Maureen | Orgasmic Chef September 7, 2012

I love Cassie and her blog too. I’m off to check this out! :)


16 suzanne Perazzini September 8, 2012

I have no idea what Cookie butter is but I am curious about it. It sounds delightful.


17 The Café Sucré Farine September 8, 2012

Very yummy looking! I am a Biscoff fanatic so these are right up my alley!


18 Karen (Back Road Journal) September 8, 2012

A very nice guest post and lovely bar recipe. Now I have to search out cookie butter.


19 Jen @ Savory Simple September 8, 2012

Looks amazing, Laura! I’m off to read the recipe.


20 Liz September 8, 2012

Oh, I adore Cassie, too, and know you’ve baked up something fantastic for her blog. Off to check it out :)


21 Rowena @ Apron and Sneakers September 8, 2012

Can it be that I am the only person who hasn’t tried cookie butter or biscoff yet? My next project is to hunt around here if they are selling them.


22 Sawsan (Chef in disguise) September 8, 2012

This is one instance I am happy an ingredient is not available here
I think cookie butter jars are really dangerous :)


23 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella September 9, 2012

I have never tried this cookie spread or Biscoff but it sounds amazing. I wonder if there is a way to make it? :D


24 Yasmeen @ Wandering Spice September 9, 2012

Love, love speculoos flavored anything! When living in Holland I used to stock up on the cookies around any holiday that would sell them :) Heading over to Cassie’s space to check this out.


25 Anne@FromMySweetHeart September 9, 2012

Laura…these bars look scrumptious! I’m hooked on the whole biscoff flavors, too! So I will definitely be on the look out for this cookie butter! Heading over to Cassie’s to take a closer peek! : )


26 Nancy/SpicieFoodie September 9, 2012

Hi Laura,

Biscoff cookies are everywhere here, they even given to you with espresso. But I don’t think I have seen it made into a spread or “butter”. I’ll have to look into it. Your cookie bars look really good:)


27 Priscilla @ShesCookin September 9, 2012

I’ve never tried cookie butter and not sure that I should ;) I’ll check out the recipe now that you’ve tempted me!


28 foodwanderings September 9, 2012

These oatmeal cookie bars look divine. Am going to hop over for the recipe.


29 Lisa { AuthenticSuburbanGourmet } September 9, 2012

These bars look simply divine! I have a jar of the cookie butter in my pantry. Need to make soon!


30 Suzanne September 9, 2012

These bars look positively addicting, I’ll stop over to Cassie’s blog


31 Lora @cakeduchess September 10, 2012

Cookie butter -oh my goodness! Congrats on doing a guest post for Cassie:)I will check out your recipe and am craving a bar now. Looks so good!


32 Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking September 10, 2012

i have to report to Trader’s Joe to build one store near me! How can they keep me craving these deliciousness?
The bars look amazing Laura! I’ll have to try with Biscoff spread, haven’t seen Speculoos around here


33 Baker Street September 11, 2012

I LOVE cookie butter! Great to see you do a guest post for Cassie! These bars look heavenly! :)


34 Kiran @ September 11, 2012

LOVE cookie butter. Though I’ve yet to try it from TJ’s ;)


35 Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) September 20, 2012

I have yet to try cookie butter but your post is making me feel like my life is not complete without it. Will check out your guest post. :)


36 Rosa September 20, 2012

Beautiful bars are surely extremely addictive! I am really fond of cookie butter. Going to check your guest post…




37 Jody October 7, 2012

I must live in the dark ages, I have never heard of cookie butter until now. I will be now looking for it and buying it. These bars sound delicious!! Thanks for the great post.



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