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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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 egg
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.


2 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

  1. I made this and added some coconut. i used two different types of choc chips( dark and milk). It is not bad. I would prefer it to be more moist than it was. maybe if i make again i will add more milk?

  2. Adding coconut may have dried it out a bit. Try adding half a cup of yogurt or sour cream, and taking a few minutes off the baking time. Most of the time it is overbaking that is the culprit when baked goods come out dry- remember: even if they are a bit underdone when they first come out of the oven, they will continue to bake in the hot pan after you pull them out, and since everybody's ovens are different, baking times are always approximate.

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