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chocolate chip cookie bar recipe

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

julieblanner
Soft and chewy, moist and flavorful - these chocolate chip cookie bars are mixed up quickly and just require one trip to the oven.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9 cookies
Calories 442 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ingredients

  • 10 tablespoons butter, softened
  • cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs, size large
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • cups chocolate chips, semi-sweet, dark or milk chocolate
  • flakey sea salt, optional

Instructions
 

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F and line an 8x8” pan with parchment paper.
  • Add the softened butter and brown sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy--about 2 minutes.
  • Next, add the eggs and vanilla and mix to combine. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Now add the flour and baking soda and mix just to combine--you don’t want to overmix.
  • Add the chocolate chips and fold them into the cookie dough.
  • Transfer the cookie dough to the prepared pan and spread it into an even layer.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cookie bars are fully set in the center.
  • Remove from the oven and allow the bars to cool to room temperature in the pan--this will help them set. While the bars are still warm, sprinkle with flakey salt, if desired.
  • Once the bars have fully cooled, slice and enjoy. Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days.

Notes

  • Spread out the dough as evenly as you can. This will help the cookie bar to bake more uniformly.
  • Use an 8x8" pan that has square corners rather than rounded corners. The cookies will cut perfectly square.
  • Sprinkle some extra chocolate chips on top before baking so they'll really stand out.
  • Decorate with sprinkles before baking and you've got a birthday cookie/cake! Such a fun edible gift for one of your kids to give to a friend.

Nutrition

Calories: 442kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 4gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 327mgPotassium: 88mgFiber: 1gSugar: 41gVitamin A: 442IUCalcium: 39mgIron: 2mg
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