Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wednesday blahs

I am so uninspired today. No particular reason. Perhaps I have not yet consumed enough caffeine.
Sometimes, when you need a pick-me-up, you need to look no further than the oven. A little something sweet — with chocolate, of course — is enough to snap anyone out of the doldrums.
So, here's one of my easiest, yummiest recipes.
In junior high, my friend Heather and I would stay up all night and at exactly midnight, would make these cookie bars. Then, we'd go back to trying to dance along to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video. Good times, good times. 
This recipe comes together easily, and it's a nice bonus that you just spread the batter all in a pan rather than pull cookie sheets in and out of the oven.
Our basic version called for chocolate chips, but I like to pimp them out with Oreos, too.

Midnight Cookie Bars
1 cup butter

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 cups oatmeal

12 ounce package chocolate chips

About 12-15 Oreo cookies, cut into quarters

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Add flour and baking soda. Mix well. Stir in oats, chips and Oreos. Spread into well-greased 13 x9 pan. Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes.

1 comment:

Natasha Rao said...

This sounds goods---I think I will try this too:)