Is there a more classic dessert than a gooey, warm chocolate chip cookie? Well, maybe apple pie. But chocolate chip cookies are a close second. Chocolate chip cookies are one of my husband’s very favorite desserts.
So when I saw the recipe to make them in bar form, I thought “Why not try them?”
These taste exactly as you would expect- like a delicious chocolate chip cookie. But the squares you get from making them in bars are a nice change of pace.
Careful not to overbake these. When you pull them out of the oven, they should still be a little gooey. That’s perfect. Let them cool COMPLETELY before you cut into them and they will be glorious.
Recipe adapted from Pantry Dreams
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp milk
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup+ semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350˚ F. Grease a square 9×9 baking dish, (or line the pan with a parchment paper sling)
In a large bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Add in egg, vanilla, and milk. Mix until well combined. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to butter mixture and mix well. Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips.
Spread into prepared baking dish in an even layer. Sprinkle with additional chocolate chips. Bake for 25-35 minutes. Center should be a light golden brown and the edges should be slightly darker. Cool for a few hours before cutting.