Cream Cheese Cookie Bars

Cream Cheese Cookie Bars



  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking souda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 tbsp. Promise Light Buttery Spread
  • 2 tbsp. Neufchatel cheese (aka cream cheese)
  • 1.25 cups brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup lowfat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


Preheat oven to 375*

Combine oats, flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In another bowl, beat Promise, Neufchatel cheese, and sugar. Add in egg, yogurt and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Gradually add in oat mixture and stir until thick dough is formed.

You can then use the dough to make up to roughly 28 cookies. I was a bit short on time, so I decided to dump it all out onto a baking sheet and spread it evenly to make cookie bars. Here it is before it went into the oven:


Bake at 375* for 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow at least 10-15 minutes of cooling time. Cut the oats into 28 even (more or less) cookie bars.


And MOST IMPORTANTLY: cut around the edges to make clean lines, and then savor and enjoy the “extra crust” all to yourself :) The best part about baking!


I must say, these turned out pretty delicious!! I think they would be perfect for a sweet breakfast alongside coffee or a midday snack topped with nut butter. I’ll try both and let you know.

Nutrition Information (per 1 cookie bar):

  • 85 calories
  • 2g fat
  • 16g carbohydrates
  • 1g fiber
  • 2g protein

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 janetha May 11, 2009 at 8:09 pm

these look great, can’t wait to try them!


2 Jenn (eating bender) May 11, 2009 at 9:01 pm

janetha ~ Let me know if you do and what you think!


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