Monday, February 28, 2011

Mmmmm...Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Happy Monday...Hope everyone's week is off to a good start.  If not, I have something that will make it turn around in a hurry.   How do chocolate chip cookie bars sound?

I love to bake, but there are also plenty of times where I just want to eat something yummy without having to spend a lot of time making it.  How many times have you made cookies but lost interest after the first batch came out of the oven?  If you can relate to feeling that way, then this recipe is for you!

Here is what you need:

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.  Cream together butter and sugars.  Add eggs one at a time and then add vanilla.  Stir in dry ingredients.  Stir  in chocolate chips.  Spread mixture in a 9"x13" pan (I sprayed mine with Pam).  Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes.

I'll be honest, even eating them like this would be pretty good with me:

But trust me, its even better like this:

Do you SEE all that caramelized wonderfulness in there?!?! 

How about here?

These are so easy.  The best thing about these bars are the caramelized edges!  And the fact that they're easy. So yummy.  I have been making these for years and they are always loved. 

I hope you love them too!

I'm linking this recipe up to these parties:



  1. Hi Jodi...those are tasty...I never had them exactly like that, but very similar. Thanks for sharing, and for joining my newbie party. Have fun!

  2. These look so good right now! I've been out of control with the sweets lately. I may have to try these too!

  3. Looks yummy!! Thanks for sharing!
    I'm here from Debbie's party, and I'm your newest follower!!

  4. Yummy....I need some of those! Thanks for sharing!!!

  5. the caramelization here is amazingly divine. thanks for sharing!

  6. Hey Jody...I found you at Debbie's and am a new follower. I don't think there is anything better than something with chocolate chips! Your pics are great. Come visit my blog if you get a chance. Nice to meet you! ~Ann

  7. I think I could eat these for breakfast, lunch and dinner.