Saturday, September 6, 2014

Cookies For Interviews

Interviews start tomorrow and so it's time to light up the stove and bake cookies for 236 missionaries. I have found that is it much faster to fill a cookie sheet with cookie dough and bake, cool, and cut into bars. I can get 48 cookies out of a half sheet size baking pan. Our family chocolate chip cookie recipe works good like this and so does my chocolate brownie peanut butter chip cookies. I plan on giving each missionary 4 cookies, and that's a total of 944. (And some of you have been wondering why I haven't posted in awhile.) Pan cookies are by far the best way to go.
I found a new recipe that is fast and needs minimal ingredients that I am going to share. The missionaries seem to like them, so get out your apron and try these easy delicious bar cookies. 
Raspberry Oatmeal Bars
This recipe is for a 9x13 pan. I doubled it for the cookie sheet.
       1 package yellow cake mix
       2 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
       3/4 cup margarine, melted
       1 cup of raspberry jam
       1 Tablespoon water
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. (190 degrees C.) Grease a 9x13 inch pan. In a large bowl, mix together oats, cake mix, and melted margarine so that it makes nice clumps and there is no dry mix left.
Press 1/2 of the oats mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. In a separate bowl, mix jam with water and spread over the crust.
Sprinkle the remaining oat mixture evenly over the top, covering the entire jam layer. I left a corner uncovered so you could see the layers.
Bake in the preheated oven for 18 to 23 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned. Cool before cutting into bars. I keep mine in the refrigerator - I think they taste the best when chilled. Hope you like them.

1 comment:

  1. Guess what we are having for FHE tonight? Thank you Sis. Tye! We always love reading your posts. Especially for FHE when we read both of our missionaries emails at that time too.
    Keep on posting!
    We love you & President Tye & are so grateful for all that you do for our missionaries.
    The Johnston Family