Saturday, January 16, 2010

Chocolate Chips, Oats 'N Caramel Cookie Squares

Be prepared for goodness, it is especially good warm.
If you’re cheap like me, you won’t buy the prepared cookie dough; you’d just make a batch of cookie dough and use part of it for this.

1 (18oz) refrigerate cookie dough
1 c. quick cooking rolled oats
Dash of salt, if desired
5 Tbsp. flour
2/3 c. caramel ice cream topping
1 tsp. vanilla
¾ c. chopped walnuts
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. Heat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, break up cookie dough. Add oats and salt; mix well. Reserve ½ c. cookie dough mixture. Press remaining mixture into the bottom of ungreased 9” square pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookie dough puffs and appears dry.
2. Meanwhile in small bowl, combine flour, caramel topping and vanilla; blend well.
3. Remove crust from oven. Sprinkle walnuts and chocolate chips evenly over partially baked crust. Drizzle evenly with caramel mixture. Crumble reserved ½ c. cookie dough mixture over caramel.
4. Return to oven; bake an additional 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen. Cool 1 ½ hours or until completely cooled. Cut into bars.

1 comment:

Debbie Neubert said...

Alicia brought these cookies to my daughter's house after she had her baby. They were divine! Especially since they were served hot with vanilla ice cream. Yum!