Tuesday, August 3, 2010
This recipe has been a family favorite since I was a child. These cookie bars are rich, chewy and delicious! They are also pretty simple to make which is an added bonus.
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups flour
2 1/2 cups quick oats
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 - 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
Combine butter and sugar. Mix well. Add egg, vanilla, salt and baking soda. Mix well. Add flour and oatmeal. Mix until combined. Press 1/2 to 2/3 of cookie mixture into bottom of 9 x 13 pan. Set aside remaining cookie mixture for later.
Melt chocolate chips (I do this in the microwave using a microwave safe dish. Heat for 1 minute, stir and heat for another 45 seconds to 1 minute. Be sure to stir or the chocolate can burn.) When melted add the can of sweetened condensed milk and stir until smooth. Pour over cookie dough in the 9 x 13 pan. Spread out evenly.
Take remaining cookie mixture and crumble it over the top of the chocolate mixture. The amount of dough on top depends on how much of the cookie dough was consumed by family members while making the chocolate. It doesn't matter, it is good with a little, good with a lot.
Bake at 350 for 22-26 minutes, until top in golden brown. These are best if they are not under-baked, so make sure the top is starting to brown. Let cool, cut, serve and enjoy!