If you have a sweet tooth and love chocolate, these chocolate chip cookie bars are perfect for you. Quick to prepare, feeds a crowd, and packed with chocolate chips……these are definitely the dessert to try!
For several years, I refused to make cookies. I don’t know specifically why, but they always seemed like wayyyyyyy more work than muffins, brownies, bars, etc. I would make batch after batch of brownies, but skip the cookies. Don’t get me wrong, I knew how to make them, had several family recipes, but just never had the motivation.
Fast forward a few years, my hubby bought me cookie dough scoops for my stocking one Christmas. I remember taking it out, looking at him skeptically, but being willing to give cookies yet another go. I think he was subtly trying to tell me he wanted some homemade cookies, haha!
My first batch was chocolate chip cookies and they turned out amazing. The scoops made the process much easier and from that point forward, I decided to incorporate cookies into my baking cycle again.
However, you are probably reading the title and wondering how I got side tracked onto cookies, especially when this is a cookie bar recipe, right?!? Well, over the years, since I was anti cookie…..I would make these bars anytime the kids (or hubby) requested chocolate chip cookies. I tweaked them and this recipe is a definite winner! They can be ready for the oven in no time, and if you are serving a lot of people, cut the bars into smaller pieces and it provides plenty for all!
If you are a non cookie fan, you will love these! If you are a cookie fan, you will still love these, it will just slightly change it up for you!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups flour
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, white sugar, and vanilla.
- Add in the eggs.
- Stir in the flour, salt, and baking soda until combined.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Spread onto a greased 9 x 13 baking pan.
- Bake in a preheated oven, 350, for about 20 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 5-10 minutes before cutting/serving.
Here’s the cookie dough scoop I use and love!! Click HERE!!