I have those days several times a week, lol. Especially when I'm looking for new recipes for the blog.
So while I was looking in the cupboard the other day trying to come up with something that wasn't the same old cookie or cake recipe, I spied a few bags of Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes that I had bought over the holidays and hadn't used yet.
I immediately knew I wanted to make some kind of bar recipe with the bag of oatmeal cookie mix and raspberry jam which happens to be my favorite!
These are the bars I came up with and you'll definitely want to try them right away. They are not too sweet, which is how I like my desserts, yet very delicious!
Here's what you need:
1 package (17.5 oz.) Oatmeal Cookie mix, I use Betty Crocker
1/2 cup butter, unsalted and at room temperature
1 egg, beaten
2 Tbs. flour
1 cup raspberry jam, seedless or regular (any flavor jam will work) at room temperature and stirred until smooth.
Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment and spray with cooking spray.
Place 1/2 the dough in the pan and press into the bottom evenly. I wet my hands with a little bit of water so the dough doesn't stick to my fingers.
Drop by pieces to cover as much of the jam filling as you can.
Place in oven and bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool completely before cutting into bars; approximately 2 - 3 hours
Cut into as many pieces as you would like and eat up!
Here's the handy printable - Oatmeal Raspberry Bars