MMM…. these Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are buttery, chewy, thick, and the perfect late night snack. Sometimes on a weeknight, I just feel like baking something, usually because I have a sweet tooth, but sometimes because I want to unwind from work.
This night it was because I wanted to have something sweet. This recipe is also great for that urge to bake something. I had it ready in to put in the oven in under ten minutes. Start by melting the butter in the microwave, and as it cools a bit, get all of the other ingredients ready. You might even have the bars prepped before your oven pre-heats.
- 2¼ cups all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1½ sticks butter, melted and cooled slightly
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 large egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups chocolate chips (use your favorite chocolate chips, I used semi-sweet chunks)
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 9 by 13 inch baking pan with non-stick spray. I used a coconut oil spray. Or line with foil, make sure to have enough overhang to release the bars once they are done baking.
- Melt the butter in a medium size bowl. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl whisk the flour, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
- In a large bowl whisk the melted butter and sugars until combined. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well.
- Next, fold in the flour mixture. Make sure to not over mix.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Pour into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with a spatula. Don't worry the mixture will be really thick.
- Bake for 26-30 minutes or until the top of the bars is lightly golden brown.
- Cool on a wire rack. Once the bars have completely cooled cut into squares.
Recipe adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe