Oatmeal Carmelita cookies

Happy Tuesday!
I’ve been making these Oatmeal Carmelita cookies since I was a little girl, it’s one of my favorites. They are super easy to make and are always a hit when we make our Christmas cookies.  This year I won the award for the yummiest cookie at my girlfriends cookie exchange party over the weekend .  I know you will love it too!
Oatmeal Carmelitas
(One of my batches this year I left out the nuts and added some butterscotch chips, oh my!!!)

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup quick cooking oats

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

3/4 cup melted butter

1/4 teaspoon salt

6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

3/4 cup caramel ice cream topping

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9×9 inch square pan.

2.Combine the 1 cup flour, baking soda, oats, brown sugar, salt and melted butter. Mix to combine, mixture will be very crumbly. Press half of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.

3.Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 minutes.

4.Let cool slightly then sprinkle over the crust the chocolate chips and chopped nuts. Mix the caramel ice cream topping with the 3 tablespoons of flour and drizzle over the chocolate chips. Top with the remaining oatmeal mixture. You will need to break it into small pieces to cover.

5.Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 15 minutes. Let bars cool before cutting.


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  1. Dear Kristin,

    I love your linky-parties! They are always a highlight each week. I'm so happy, that you like my "Red & White Collection". This makes me very proud.

    Should I tell you something? I am huge looking forward to next year. I know that it will be very, very exciting. Without blog I never would have met you!

    I wish you the best thusday of this week and send you love hugs


  2. Merry Christmas Kristin! These cookies look yum!! I linked up several things in the Christmas crunch! I hope your Christmas is peaceful and sweet! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

  3. I LOVE carmelitas!!! Haven't made them in years and had completely forgotten about them. YUM!

    Thanks for hosting and Merry Christmas!

  4. Those look really good and my hubby love oatmeal! I might have to try those! Great features this week, they are all beautiful, I love Lisa's card holder wreath!!

  5. Okay so besides trying your way of making lasagna…im gonna steal (try) your cookie recipe too! I wish I had people around me interested in doing a cookie exchange (boo hoo). lol

  6. Hi Kristin! I linked up 2 posts today…hope that is ok! 🙂
    Blessings to you and your lovely family this Christmas!

  7. those cookies look divine! My mom used to make something similar but with raspberry jam. These look like they'd be very dangerous to have around the house!
    Merry Christmas!

  8. Oh my… those carmelitas look DElicious, Kristin! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    I LOVE that Christmas card clothespin wreath! How creative, and I love the way it's displayed within the frame… gorgeous!
    Happy Holidays to you, my friend!
    Jo 🙂

  9. The carmelitas look Yum! I think the oatmeal makes them healthy 😀 Great features this week! Off to take a look…

    Hope your week is a good one!

  10. My mouth is watering as I read your recipe! I was looking for something fun to bake for all the neighbors. I will add these ingredients on to my shopping list! I know these will be a hit! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  11. YUM!! Thank you for sharing your carmelitas recipe, Kristin! I am definitely going to make this with our girls for Xmas Day! I hate grocery shopping, but this recipe has put a little spring in my step and given me the inspiration I needed to head to the supermarket:) Hugs ~ Tina xx

  12. i'm in baking mode here. i have everything to make these in the pantry and am going to bake a batch tonight! thank you so much for sharing the recipe. i'll be sure to let you know how they turn out! susan

  13. Thank you so much for featuring my Christmas card wreath holder! I hope you and your family have a wonderful, merry Christmas!!

  14. Wonderul! I love the recipe and thanks for sharing! Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Hugs, Lulu

  15. Those oatmeal bars are to die for…wish I wasn't going to be in a bathing suite after Easter…I would make them today.

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