Straightforward Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Straightforward Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Straightforward Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

These tremendous simple oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars are gentle, chewy, and so scrumptious! The proper quick repair for any cookie craving!

There may be completely nothing higher than an ooey, gooey, heat cookie bar resplendent with a wholesome quantity of chocolate chips. This oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bar is one among my all-time favorites!

Three stacked square oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars.Three stacked square oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars.

The dough for these oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars is tremendous simple. Due to the melted butter, the dough is definitely combined by hand. One bowl. Minimal fuss. Distinctive consequence.

Moist elements:

  • melted butter
  • granulated sugar + brown sugar
  • egg + egg yolk (the egg yolk gives wealthy chewiness to the bars)
  • baking soda + salt + vanilla

To stage up the deliciousness of those bars, attempt browning the butter. (Let it cool barely earlier than utilizing.) Chances are you’ll by no means return.

Dry elements:

  • all-purpose flour
  • oats (fast oats or common oats)
  • chocolate chips (semisweet eternally, however you do you 😉)

Combine it up.

Don’t over suppose it.

Blink and also you would possibly miss it.

Really easy, so quick.

Top down view of oatmeal chocolate chip cookie dough.Top down view of oatmeal chocolate chip cookie dough.

Ideas for Doubling the Recipe

Press the dough right into a 9X13-inch baking pan and bake. However maintain a detailed eye on the bars and don’t over bake. They’re greatest below baked only a tad.

A double batch of those bars could be baked in a half sheet pan (about 11X17-inches or so).

Opposite to fashionable perception, a doubled batch doesn’t want double the baking time. In truth, I’ve even discovered that baking a double batch in a bigger pan might even want much less time.

These oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars are clearly fairly tasty heat or at room temperature the day they’re made.

Nonetheless, they retailer splendidly effectively and could be made forward of time. The baked and cooled cookie bars could be frozen for a number of months. I pop the baked and cooled squares in freezer-safe resealable baggage or shallow tupperware-type containers.

Additionally they maintain effectively within the fridge for two to three days. Freshen them up with a 5 1/2 second stint within the microwave. Or eat them chilly. Scrumptious both means.

Nine cut squares of oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars on white parchment paper.Nine cut squares of oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars on white parchment paper.

I really like an excellent old school oatmeal chocolate chip cookie, however serving up and baking the dough in bar type is brilliantly simple and so yummy.

These oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars have been a favourite of mine (and yours!) for many years.

Liz M.: My 12 yr previous has made these twice within the final week all by herself. Got here out wonderful! The second time she kicked it up a notch with browned butter.  I didn’t even know she knew easy methods to brown butter! Thanks for this wonderful recipe! 

Cyndi B.: Hello Mel, simply letting you understand that at this time is my third time making these. We just lately had guests from Germany and I made these. The youngsters actually fought over the past bar! This recipe was an enormous,large hit. Additionally, I added some nuts final time they usually had been nice. Thanks Mel, you rock.

Samantha J.: Scrumptious!  I doubled the recipe and used a mix of bittersweet and white chocolate chips.  Everybody raved about them at our neighborhood cookout.

Several stacked oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars.Several stacked oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars.
Twelve squares of cut chocolate chip cookie bars on white parchment paper.Twelve squares of cut chocolate chip cookie bars on white parchment paper.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

  • ¾ cup (170 g) butter, melted
  • ½ cup (106 g) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (106 g) frivolously packed brown sugar
  • 1 massive egg
  • 1 massive egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups (213 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (100 g) fast oats or old school rolled oats
  • 2 cups (340 g) chocolate chips or chocolate chunks
  • Preheat oven to 350 levels F. Evenly grease a 9X13-inch baking pan with cooking spray or line with parchment and frivolously grease parchment and put aside.

  • In a big bowl, add the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg, egg yolk, vanilla, baking soda and salt, and blend by hand or with an electrical mixer till well-combined.

  • Add the flour, oats and chocolate chips and blend till evenly mixed.

  • Press the batter evenly within the ready pan and bake for 18-20 minutes. Do not over bake! These bars are greatest below baked only a tiny bit.

Butter: to take it up a notch, attempt browning the butter first. Superb! Additionally, I all the time use salted butter.
Doubling: this recipe doubles nice to slot in a half sheet pan (11X17-inch rimmed baking sheet).
Replace: the unique bar recipe posted in 2008 known as for 1 3/4 cups flour, however I’ve lengthy since minimize the flour quantity again to 1 1/2 cups for softer, chewier bars. 

Serving: 1 Bar, Energy: 185kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 2g, Fats: 9g, Saturated Fats: 6g, Ldl cholesterol: 33mg, Sodium: 129mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 14g

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Recipe Supply: from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Recipe initially printed June 2008; up to date March 2024 with new images, recipe notes, and modifications.

cut chocolate chip bar laying next to white bowlcut chocolate chip bar laying next to white bowl

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