Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Since The Good Guy came back into town a few weeks ago, he has mentioned about 8 times that he’d really like some chocolate chip cookie bars.  Instead, he got cupcakes, key lime pie, a homemade version of Entenmanns, brownies, molasses cookies and just about everything under the sun but those cookie bars until a few days ago.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
My favorite thing about cookie bars is than instead of having to scoop out individual cookies and wait for each batch to get done, the dough goes into one pan and is baked all at once.  Poof!  They’re done.  My husband’s favorite thing about them is that the edges can be dunked in milk while the inner parts are gooey and chewy.   It’s like getting two types of cookies in one batch.  My kids, who indiscriminately eat any sugar filled treat I put in front of them, are just happy to have dessert.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
In amongst all of my baking chips, I found a partially used bag of chocolate covered caramel bites that I threw in along with the regular chocolate chips.  They added a little extra chewiness to the bars and a little surprise for the unsuspecting eater.  These bars are perfect.  I have made some in the past that were really dry.  I have made others that were too gooey (okay, that may have been my fault for taking them out of the oven too soon).  These, however, turned out just right.
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 12 ounce package chocolate chips
  1. Cream butter with sugars.
  2. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat in eggs and vanilla.
  3. Combine the dry ingredients and mix into the sugar mixture.
  4. Stir chocolate chips into the dough.
  5. Spread dough into a greased 9 X 13 pan and bake at 325 for 30 minutes or until golden brown and done.
  6. Let cool in pan 15 minutes before cutting.


9 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

  1. These are very similar to a chocolate chip cookie bar that I made when I was the baker for a restaurant. We used the cookie bars as a base for our Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae! They were topped with ice cream and drizzled with chocolate syrup.

    1. That sounds wonderful! I think I will be making some Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundaes very soon. Thank you for the idea 🙂

  2. I made these yesterday for a Super Bowl party. This was such an easy recipe. It made a thick soft cookie that tasted delicious! They all went quickly at the party and I had no leftovers! Will definitely make these again!

    1. Yes, you can use margarine, but try to use the kind that is at least 70% oil. It may have a slightly different texture, but should still turn out.

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