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[Cookie Elf File] Cherry Oatmeal Cookies Recipe: Easy Bar Cookies, Just 4 Ingredients
July 21, 2015
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Feature: Cherry Oatmeal Cookies recipe – Bar Cookies with Just 4 Ingredients

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Bar cookies just don’t get any easier than in this Cherry Oatmeal Cookies recipe!

They are a variation of a fruit crumble – a dessert made popular in Britain during World War II as a money-saving alternative to pie. Fruit (in this case, cherries) was placed on the bottom of the baking pan and covered with a crumbly mixture of butter, flour, and sugar.

This easy cake mix cookies recipe takes simplicity one step further by calling for just 4 ingredients. The cookie crumb combination is divided to make a crust on the bottom, fruit placed in the middle, and the remaining crumbles sprinkled on top. Once baked, the dessert is cut into bars.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 18-23 minutes
Makes about 35 bars

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More Easy Cookie Recipes with Cherries

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