OATMEAL RASPBERRY BAR COOKIES

1/2 c Butter -- room temperature
1/2 c Light brown sugar
1 c Flour
1/4 t Baking soda
1/8 t Salt
1 c Rolled oats
3/4 c Seedless raspberry jam
 
Heat the oven to 350 degrees.  Butter an 8" square pan, set aside. Mix all ingredients together except the jam.  Press 2 cups of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.  Spread the jam to within 1/4" of the edge.  Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture over the top and lightly press   it into the jam.  Bake 35 to 40 minutes and allow to cool on a wire rack before cutting into 2 x 1-1/2" bars.