A buttery short crust with hints of cinnamon and the hearty flavor of toasted oats cradling an ooey tart-sweet center of jam. Perfect for picnics, lunchboxes or a random Monday afternoon.
The first time I made these cookies was for a winery tour of Virginia that was a gift for my mother. Since she’s not a huge chocolate fan (yes, please read my last post re: her world-famous chocolate cake … go figure … I digress) and needed to be portable (read sturdy), I went hunting for a bar cookie recipe. This is an amalgamation of several I came across so apologies for not sharing the lineage. I proudly dub this’n a mutt cookie. And we all know mutts are the best…. no pomp or pretense… just good stuff.