Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Recipe
Chocolate chip cookie bars are one of my favorite desserts to make on a lazy weekend or rainy day. Now with the help of my KitchenAid Stand Mixer, I will probably be making these a lot more often. 🙂
This recipe is basically the traditional Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, but tweaked a bit and placed into a pan. I have found that the bars take less time, are less messy and taste just as yummy!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Yield: 20-30 bars
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips or morsels
1 cup chopped nuts (optional, I don't include)
PREHEAT oven to 375° F.
COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels. (and nuts if applicable)
SPREAD into a 9x13 ungreased pan. (I have greased pans in the past and it always ruins the batch, I never have a problem with sticking)
BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool and then cut into bars. Store in an airtight container or cover with plastic wrap.
Now, grab some milk and enjoy a bar! (or two)