Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

There is nothing quite like homemade chocolate chip cookies.  I actually lived off of chocolate chip cookies (and onion rings) during my second pregnancy.  I think it was all that cookie eating that made my Bella turn out just as sweet as she is.  However, there are times when cookie making can take a little more time and effort than I have.  That is where these Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars come in.  They are perfect way to satisfy the cookie craving with minimal time and effort.  Oh and did I mention, they are delicious?
Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
2  1/8 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
12 tablespoons butter (1 1/2 sticks), melted and cooled slightly
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
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 1 inch. Spray the foil-lined pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Whisk the flour, salt, and baking soda together in medium bowl; set aside.
Mix the melted butter and sugars in a large bowl until combined.
Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla
and mix well.
Add the dry ingredients into the egg mixture
and stir just until combined.
Fold in the chocolate chips
and press the batter out into the prepared pan.
Bake until the top of the bars is light golden brown, slightly firm to the touch, and edges start pulling away from sides of pan, about 24 minutes.  Cool to room temperature.
Remove the bars from the pan by lifting the foil overhang and transfer them to a cutting board.
Cut into 2-inch squares and serve.

source:  this recipe came from my sister who got it from her friend Laura who discovered it on My Kitchen Cafe who adapted it from Cook’s Illustrated
You just know a recipe that has gone around the block this many times has got to be good!

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  1. 1
    little miss mel says:


    Boy, do I have some people over here who'd love those!

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    Save some for Fathers Day
    See you Saturday Love Dad

  3. 3
    Cinnamon-Girl says:

    These look positively scrumptious! My Dad would love these for Father's Day!

  4. 4
    Laura says:

    love, love, love these…I've made them so many times I don't need the recipe anymore :) My family likes these more than choc chip cookies now.

  5. 5
    Memória says:

    I love making chocolate chip bars. Your dough is so light and lovely. I am going to try out this recipe.

  6. 6
    Cindy M says:

    I want some now ,these look awesome and I must agree about Bella , she is the sweetest thing next to any kind of cookie! She's a dolly just like her Mama:)

  7. 7
    Lisa says:

    i love the presentation (and the cookie bars!) the pink ribbon was a nice touch =D

  8. 8
    Mary says:

    Those are beautiful! LOOOOVE cookie cake :)

    Delightful Bitefuls

  9. 9
    Anonymous says:

    this recipe is delish ! they were so easy to make and alot of my friends&family really enjoyed them! thanks for posting this up, i have a new favorite dessert to bake now :)

  10. 10
    yasa says:

    I like it too

  11. 11
    Penny says:

    Looks so easy to make! :)

  12. 12
    mitsue says:

    I made this this morning. it took about 40 minutes in my oven, but every oven is different. 350 or 375 might have been a better plan for me and my oven. They taste fine, it’s a lovely recipe. I would suggest specifying if the brown sugar should or shouldn’t be packed. I packed.

    still, lovely!

  13. 13
    anonymous says:

    salted or unsalted butter?