I really can't believe I never shared this cookie recipe before now. What brought it to mind was reading The Pioneer Woman's recipe for the same things. Hers have a different name and the recipe is slightly different but I'd bet they taste the same. They sure look the same. I'd show you her photo but I know she worked hard on photographing these and the process. Click through and see.
I wasn't sure where I got this recipe, but I see the exact match from Betty Crocker.
So simple and if you love lemon, you're gonna love these.
Cream Filled Oat Bars
Step 1: Filling
14 ounces condensed milk
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1/4 cup lemon juice
Mix until thickened. Reserve.
Step 2: Crust
1-1/4 cups flour
1 cup quick or old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Mix until crumbly. Press half in greased 8” square pan. Bake 10 minutes at 375°.
Spread filling over baked layer. Sprinkle remaining crumbs on top. Press gently into filling.
Bake 20 minutes until center is set but soft. Cool completely. 20 bars.