Saturday, January 22, 2011

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

This recipe is actually one that I found on "Real Mom Kitchen" which is one of my very favorite cooking blogs. I was craving chocolate chip cookies but wanted to try something different and these hit the spot. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips, but I think that these would be great with any kind of chips (white, butterscotch, etc.) or with M&M's for a fun kids treat. Hope you enjoy!

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) softened butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups +2 Tbs. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 cups chocolate chips

*Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
*Line a 9x13 inch baking pan with foil, letting the excess hang over the edges of the pan by about one inch. Spray the foil-lined pan with nonstick cooking spray.
* Whisk the softened butter and sugars in a large bowl until well combined. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and mix well.
*Add flour, salt and soda and, using a rubber spatula, fold the dry ingredients into the egg mixture until just combined; do not over mix. Fold in the chocolate chips and turn batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with the spatula.
*Bake until the top of the bars is light golden brown, slightly firm to the touch, and edges start pulling away from the pan, 25-30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack to room temperature.
*Remove the bars from the pan by lifting the foil overhand and transfer them to a cutting board. Cut into 2-inch squares and serve.

1 comment:

Alli grins said...

Lisa, I just made these are they are phenomenal. Bar cookies are my favorite because they take less time than cookies. I've been having some trouble baking at this altitude since moving to the "Mile High city" and these were so light and fluffy... Perfect! Thanks!

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