Cinnamon Chip Oatmeal Raisin Bars
Cinnamon Chip Oatmeal Raisin Bars are the ultimate Oatmeal Raisin cookie! Do you like oatmeal raisin cookies? These fabulous bars are just one step better than oatmeal raisin cookies with the addition of cinnamon chips.
I like making them into bars instead of cookies. They are really quick and easy to prepare this way. I have sprinkled them with powdered sugar or sprinkled more cinnamon chips on top. Either way is wonderful.
I’m always looking for new cookies to bake with new flavors, textures and chewiness. These lovely Cinnamon Chip Oatmeal Raisin Bars sure do it. I used golden raisins instead of regular raisins for this recipe. It gave these oatmeal bars a lovely essence as well.
Cinnamon Chip Oatmeal Raisin Bars are straight off the Hershey’s cinnamon chip package. Although they call them Oatmeal Cinnamon Chip Cookies. They are a really tasty treat that satisfies your sweet tooth cravings in a big way. These bars can be changed up a little by adding nuts, changing out the raisins for craisins or apricots, or having a nice cinnamon glaze over top.
These are great cookies for holiday baking, tailgating parties, potlucks or simple family dinners. If you love the flavors of cinnamon and raisins, you will love these cookie-bars.
When I initially posted this recipe in July 2012, I had only been food blogging a month. I rushed through taking pictures so they ended up blurry, grainy, with poor lighting, and unappealing.
I recently remade these fabulous cookies (October 2014) for our Christmas Cookie Extravaganza – 2014. I retook the pictures so you can enjoy what these bars really look like. I highly recommend them if you enjoy cinnamon, raisins and oatmeal in cookies.
Cinnamon Chip Oatmeal Raisin Bars are fabulous for holiday baking. They’re Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, deluxe!
Enjoy Cinnamon Chip Oatmeal Raisin Bars with a delicious pot of hot tea.
I sprinkled cinnamon chips on top of these bars before I baked them.
Drool, baby drool!
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Mix softened butter, eggs, brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla, and baking soda.
Cream with an electric mixer until well combined.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add oatmeal, cinnamon chips and golden raisins.
Stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
Spread mixture into a greased 10×15″ glass baking dish. Sprinkle with reserved cinnamon chips.
Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
If you enjoy baking, you’ll find Cinnamon Chip Oatmeal Raisin Bars are an excellent choice for tailgating parties and potlucks.
Cinnamon Chip Oatmeal Raisin Bars are so fantastic it’s really hard to stop at one!
Every bite is hmmmmm, hmmmmm good!
Here’s the recipe.
CINNAMON CHIP OATMEAL RAISIN BARS
(Recipe adapted and renamed from the back of a Hershey’s cinnamon chips package, “Oatmeal Cinnamon Chips Cookies”)
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ tsp. vanilla
- 1 ½ cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 2 ½ cups oatmeal (I use old-fashioned not quick-cooking oatmeal)
- 10-oz. pkg. Hershey’s cinnamon chips, divided use
- ¾ cup golden raisins
- Heat oven to 350°.
- Beat butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla and baking soda in a bowl until well mixed.
- Reserve 1/3 cup cinnamon chips for top.
- Stir in flour, oatmeal, remaining cinnamon chips and raisins. (Batter will be stiff).
- Spread into a greased 10×15” baking dish.
- Sprinkle with reserved cinnamon chips.
- Bake 30-40 minutes or until lightly golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Cool completely.
- Cut into bars.
These cookies are filled with raisins, cinnamon chips and oatmeal.
Don’t Cinnamon Chip Oatmeal Raisin Bars look terrific?
This dessert will knock your socks off!