Raspberry Streusel Bars #CookieWeek #Giveaway

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I’m excited to share another goodie for Cookie Week.  Susan of The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen and Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic have joined together this week with 23 of their blog friends to present to you a week of cookie treats! We have every type of cookie you can think of listed this week, including something for our furry friends! Now is the time to bookmark these recipes for the upcoming holidays and cookie swaps or simply visit our Pinterest board!  Make sure you enter the giveaway (on Monday’s post) with some fabulous prizes from KitchenAidKing Arthur FlourOXOSilpat and Zulka Pure Cane Sugar to help with your cookie making needs! As much as the hubby would have liked all chocolate recipes, I had to shake it up with this delightfully delicious fruit filled option. With an sweet oatmeal crust, layer of fresh berries and jam plus a crumble topping, could you resist these divine raspberry streusel bars? I didn’t think so.

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I made these jewel-toned beauties to share with my girlfriends at our “knitting” group. They knit; I chat and bring goodies.  My friends are much better at giving me an honest critique…at home the comments range from “good” to “eh” to “terrific.” You-know-who only likes his oatmeal  for breakfast…cooked to a nearly inedible consistency and loaded with brown sugar. So I had to time the baking of these luscious bars just right. The hubby does not know what he’s missing…as these raspberry streusel bars were spectacular. The crew made these disappear so I didn’t have the task of eating them ALL myself (what a tortuous job that would have been!). The original recipe called for fresh blueberries with raspberry jam…but I swapped out the blueberries for raspberries. I think any combination of complementary berries and jams would work well. Note that these bars are best on the day they’re baked, but still pretty irresistible after that.

Raspberry Streusel Bars
 
Ingredients
  • Berry Berry Struesel Bars
  • 1½ cups oatmeal (classic or quick oats)
  • 1 and ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1½ sticks of butter (3/4 cup or 6 ounces), melted
  • 1½ cups of fresh or frozen raspberries
  • ½ cup of raspberry preserves
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350º. Combine oats, flour, sugar and butter, mix until crumbly. Reserve 1 cup oat mixture for streusel topping and set aside. Press remaining oat mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 9" square baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly.
  2. In medium bowl, combine preserves, raspberries, lemon peel, juice and flour. Mix gently. Spread over crust. Sprinkle reserved oat mixture over top, patting down gently. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool and cut into bars.
Yield: 16 servings
Total time: 1½ hours

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Here is a list of all the excellent bloggers posting today…and their outrageously wonderful recipes:
Black Forest Sandwich Cookies by Cravings of a Lunatic (recipe will be up soon)
Chewy Cocoa Fudge Cookies by Food Lust People Love
Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies by i heart eating
Macadamia and White Chocolate Chip Cookies by In The Kitchen With KP
Maple Brown Butter Snickerdoodle Cups by Beyond Frosting
Maple Cookies by Total Noms
kitchen-sink-cookie by Texana’s Kitchen
Nutella Cookies by NinjaBaking.com
Nutmeg Logs by Love and Confections
Oatmeal Raisin by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
Peanut Butter Blossoms by Like Mother Like Daughter
Pumpkin and Apple Dog Cookies by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Soft Pumpkin Sugar Cookies with Cinnamon Frosting by Chocolate Moosey
Spicy Ginger Chews by Crumb
Vodka Cookies by Masala Herb

Inspired by this Bon Appetit recipe.

Comments

  1. These cookies are very pretty, great color! Lovin’ your handled serving dish too:@)

  2. Raspberries make my heart sing and so would these bars. Very pretty, Liz.

  3. These look wonderful. Raspberries are my very favorite berry so I know I would have no trouble getting rid of these. Love your giveaway items. My favorite Christmas cookie has to be an everyday cookie…Chocolate Crinkles.

  4. Hmmm…mm….what a delicious bite ! Love raspberries.
    Hope you’re having a wonderful day.
    Blessings, Kristy

  5. I love the bright red color you were able to get in these by using the fresh berries with the jam. Your are right, your hubby doesn’t know what he is missing!

  6. These look crazy, lip-smacking good. So, so pretty…

  7. Your Raspberry Streusel Bars are gorgeous. I like the addition of the oatmeal to the crust. I make a similar bar with a shortbread crust, but now I want to try your recipe:)

  8. I adore raspberry streusel bars, Liz! They go great with coffee so yes, I consider them a breakfast food. You guys are filling my cookie folder with all the amazing treats I’m bookmarking this week.

  9. Its great to have recipes that allow for fresh or frozen fruit so that you can enjoy the goodies year round! These bars look delicious with the raspberries and it would be fun to try them with a variety of fruit and jam combinations. No wonder your knitting group gobbled them up!

  10. These bars looks great! The perfect snack for any occasion!

  11. ooooh these are so pretty!! And I know Michael would LOVE em!

  12. I like to make the windmill almond cookies.I make mine in Christmas shapes,though.

  13. All my favorite things in these bars Liz but how could you go wrong with raspberries and streusel? I bet those knitting friends want you to be at every get together!

  14. Chocolate crinkles!

  15. Dear Lizzy, These raspberry streusel bars look wonderful and sound delicious. Thank you for hosting such an exciting giveaway. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  16. Oh, these bars do look yummy!

  17. Liz, these bars look scrumptious! I love that you used raspberries.

  18. Your raspberry streusel bars are indeed gems of scrumptiousness, Liz. Not only are they yummy looking, the red makes it perfect for the holiday season!

  19. These bars look wonderful Liz! What a refreshing recipe to see with raspberries during this time of year 🙂 I can never turn down anything with streusel and love how pretty the color pops in these bars!

  20. Yummy!

  21. Fave cookie – peppermint sugar cookies. Love everything peppermint.

  22. Sugar cookies and gingerbread cookies.

  23. Raspberry in anything is so good. These bars sound tremendous. I might be tempted to learn how to knit if these were the reward. 😉

  24. I should have eaten before I came to read this post, now all I want is a raspberry bar!

  25. My favorite cookie to share at Christmas is Gingerbread Cookies!

  26. Pretty enough to devour every. single. one! WOW. X

    My fave. cookie during the holidays is Mexican Wedding Cakes.
    They are like biting into my childhood.

  27. These cookies have everything I love in them 😀

    Cheers
    CCU

  28. Raspberry Streusel Bars sound a heck of a lot better than the sweet potato streusel I made for dinner tonight, lol…They look lovely Liz. I sure wouldn’t mind the task of eating them all myself not one iota!

    I better save this recipe. I just bought frozen raspberries at Trader Joe’s and I want just the right recipe to serve them with. Thank you so much for sharing, Liz…

  29. My favorite holiday cookie is Chocolate Crinkles.

  30. The raspberries look like little jewels. As I am the only person in my house with a thing for raspberries, these babies would be mine all mine!

  31. For some reason I went straight to the picture and thought cranberries. I am not going to lie, I was pretty happy once I started reading that it was raspberries. They look delicious!

  32. monster cookies!

  33. Oh the topping looks irrisistible. I kinda have a thing for the streusel topping when it’s atop a bar like this. I can imagine myself eating one with tea using a fork and everything, but I really want to just grab it and BITE! Beautiful baking once again!

  34. leslie gagne says:

    Oh my favorite! I will eat anything made with raspberries. By the way your cookies look marvelous!

  35. Kumar's Kitchen says:

    such pretty raspberry bars…looks adorable and delicious 🙂

  36. Those are beautiful bars….looks great on the white serving dishes (like those too! haha).

  37. Liz, dear: It is already night but you are making me want to eat these scrumptious bars. I am in trouble!!!!

  38. Gorgeous delicious little bites 😀

  39. Oh my dear, this is such a festive looking bar. You are such a fantastic baker, love it.

  40. Um, yum! These look absolutely divine! I think they’ll be great for the holidays, especially to accompany my favorite treat, my healthy chocolate chip cookies

  41. Lizzy,
    I love making pizzelle. They remind me of my grandmother.
    Annamaria

  42. I love raspberries (especially during winter months when you can’t get them fresh) These bars looks so good Liz! Thank you for sharing yet another delicious recipe with us! I hope you have a good end to your week!

  43. These look like great bars. I love the streusel on top. Perfect for the holidays. I can’t knit either!

  44. I can never resist a streusel bar and these are beauties!

  45. Sugar cookies and gingerbread cookies.

  46. Beautiful recipe, Liz. Please tell me, what is the weight of a stick of butter. Thanks.

  47. I love how you’re in a knitting group. I used to knit a lot when I was a nurse on night duty. I loved it and now I really miss it. I would love to get back into it but I’m so time-squeezed. Lovely looking bars – love the raspberry touch xx

  48. They look gorgeous. I love baking with raspberries – they have such a nice color!

  49. These bars have such a gorgeous pink color! Oooh, knitting group sounds so fun 🙂

  50. I like raspberry and anything with streusel must be divine!

  51. I have two pints of raspberries in my fridge, and now I know exactly what I’m doing with them.

  52. My favorite cookies to bake are molasses cookies.

  53. Christy Spurlock says:

    Snickerdoodle

  54. Christy Spurlock says:

    Snickerdoodle Cookies

  55. Liz, These look sooo good; love the crunch that oatmeal brings to these healthy bars. Have a good week.

  56. Kaleidoscope cookies – recipe from the old Betty Crocker cookie cookbook

  57. Now I need to pick up some raspberries to make these! They would make a great addition to the Christmas cookie tray.

  58. Another beautiful cookie my friend. I love the raspberry… what a hit of great flavor. 🙂

  59. Fantastic! Thanks for sharing. I love to cook, but baking has never been my thing. I think even I could handle this delicious bar recipe.

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