Frosted Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars

Frosted Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars will win over anyone and everyone who eats one. Warm, cinnamon speckled oatmeal cookie bars studded with sweet raisins and topped with a creamy, cinnamon cream cheese frosting. It’s a warm, comforting and delicious bite! If you ask me, everything is better with cream cheese frosting.

Frosted Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars - KJ & Company

These are perfect for dessert or breakfast, if you ask me. I mean, sometimes you just need to start your day off with a Frosted Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bar and that’s ok. You won’t be able to resist going back for more! These cookie bars along with my Mudslide Fudge Brownies were so hard to resist that my yellow lab decided to eat a whole 13×9 pan full of both of them! A trip to the vet and a couple days on fluids, she is back home and ready to start counter-surfing again. Just kidding, we are going to have to be more careful about what we leave on the counters now!

Frosted Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars - KJ & Company

Whether these are for family, friends, pets (jk not really), or yourself, these Frosted Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars will be gone in a blink of an eye. Plus, you get a whole 13×9 pan full of them. That’s one of the best things about these cookie bars. They are simple to mix together, bake together in one pan and then all you have to do is frost them before you eat all of the frosting yourself. Does anyone else love cream cheese frosting as much as I do? Because I really love it, if you can’t tell.

Frosted Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars - KJ & Company

Bake up a batch of these simple and delicious cookie bars and get ready to have a full tummy and happy heart. Sometimes the simple things are the best things.

 

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Frosted Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars

Frosted Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars - KJ & Company

Frosted Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars will win over anyone and everyone who eats one. Warm, cinnamon speckled oatmeal cookie bars studded with sweet raisins and topped with a creamy, cinnamon cream cheese frosting. It’s a warm, comforting and delicious bite! If you ask me, everything is better with cream cheese frosting.

  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 13x9 pan of cookie bars

Ingredients

For the oatmeal raisin cookie bars:

  • 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup raisins

For the cinnamon cream cheese frosting:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

For the oatmeal raisin cookie bars:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray and line a 13×9 baking pan with cooking spray and parchment paper, set aside.
  2. In a bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter with the sugar and brown sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about a couple minutes. Reduce the speed to low and add in one egg at a time, making sure to wipe down the sides of the bowl in between each addition. Add in the vanilla extract.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. With the mixer speed on low, slowly add the flour mixture into the butter sugar mixture until a dough forms and the ingredients are incorporated evenly, about a minute or two.
  4. Using a rubber spatula, fold the raisins into the dough until evenly combined. Press the dough into an even layer in the prepared 13×9 baking pan. The dough may be a bit sticky and that is ok. Bake for 23-25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Set aside to cool completely prior to frosting.

For the cinnamon cream cheese frosting:

  1. In a bowl of an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter together on medium speed until light and fluffy, about a couple minutes. Reduce the speed to low and slowly add in the powdered sugar until it is completely combined.
  2. Mix in the vanilla extract and cinnamon until the frosting is smooth and creamy. Frost and enjoy!

Notes

Your hands are your best tools! You may need to use them to press the dough into the 13×9 pan.

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