Thursday, February 19, 2015

OATMEAL, CHOCOLATE CHIP, COCONUT, & DRIED CHERRY BAR COOKIES WITH M&MS


~ Barbara Bakes

2 c. flour
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1 c. unsalted butter at room temperature
2 c. brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
2 t. vanilla
1 1/2 c. old fashioned oats
1 c. chocolate chips
1 c. shredded coconut
1 c. dried cherries, cut in half
1/2 c. M&Ms

Grease a 9x13 pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees if using a metal pan and 325 if using a glass one.

In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together.

In a large bowl, mix butter and brown sugar until creamy. Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing until well blended. Mix in vanilla.

Add dry ingredients to wet ones and mix until just blended.  Stir in oats, chocolate chips, coconut, and cherries.

Spread batter in pan and sprinkle M&Ms on top. Bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool before cutting.

Notes: I bake this in a glass pan and it takes 40-45 minutes before the center is no longer doughy. We don't keep M&Ms handy, so we just sprinkle extra chocolate chips on top. 


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