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Apricot Squares: Cookie Jar

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A delicious brown sugar and oat bar cookie that has a fruity apricot filling.
Ingredients
  Dried apricots 1 Pound
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Plus 2 tablespoon)
  Quick-cooking oats 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Plus 2 tablespoon)
  Brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Baking soda 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs), dice
Directions

GETTING READY:
1. Preheat oven to 350 ̊F. Spray an 8x8" or 9x9" pan with baking spray, make a sleeve with parchment paper and spray again and set aside.
2. In a medium saucepan, mix together the apricots, water and sugar.
3. Bring to boil on medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, place lid on top and simmer for 15 minutes.

MAKING:
4. In a bowl, mix together the flour, oats, brown sugar and baking soda.
5. Cut in the butter using your hands or a pastry blender. Butter should be mixed through out and you should end up with large crumbs.
6. Place 1/2 of the crumbs in the prepared pan. Press firmly with your hands to make crust.
7. Spoon apricots evenly on top of crust. Then sprinkle on remaining crumbs.
8. Bake for 40 minutes, then let pan cool for another 15 minutes.
9. After 15 minutes, use the sleeves to lift the bar cookies out of the pan and set them onto a cooling rack.

SERVING:
10. Cool for a minimum of 30 minutes, then cut into squares and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Apricot
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Crispy and chewy...you get it all !!! A fine video to prepare apricot filled oat bars. These scrumptious cookies and easy to make and loaded with flavor. Nice and golden, they make a perfect snack for anyone. If you are looking for taste and health in the same platter, then this is the answer.

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