Monday, November 22, 2010

For Loki and Jeff

I made THESE yesterday for some friends and two requested the recipe.  Loki, Jeff, here ya go.  I hope you enjoy them.

Cookie Bars With Jam Filling

1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup earth balance soy free natural buttery spread, cold
1 3/4 cups rolled oats
2/3 cup jam
heaping 1/2 cup vegan semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 sliced almonds

Preheat oven to 375 F and line a 12x8 (or 13x9) baking dish with parchment.  Whisk flour and baking powder in a large bowl, add sugars and mix well.  Add the "butter" and rub it in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles bread crumbs.  Stir in the oats.  Press 3/4 of the mixture evenly into bottom of baking dish.  Bake for 10 minutes.

While that bakes stir almonds into remaining mix. 

Allow bottom layer to cool a few minutes and then spread on jam.  Sprinkle on chips.  Sprinkle on remaining mix with almonds and gently press down.  Bake for an additional 20 - 25 minutes, or until golden brown.  Allow to cool  in the dish then lift out parchment and cut into slices.  Enjoy.

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