If you think chocolate chip cookies should be a food group, then you are going to go crazy over these chocolate chip cookie bars. It's basically classic, buttery chocolate chip cookie dough baked in a large pan and cut into squares. It's a chocolate chip cookie shaped like a brownie! Be still my heart. These cookie bars are literally gone within minutes in our home.
These Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are made like traditional chocolate chip cookie dough by creaming the butter and sugars for at least 4 minutes. This recipe calls for a good amount of sugar which gives it that ooey gooey texture that melts in your mouth. A hefty dose of vanilla is added for the depth of flavor and semi-sweet chocolate proves to be the best balance for the brown sugar dough.
This recipe can be made in a 8 x 8 square pan or doubled and baked in a 9 x 13 pan. The 9 x 13 pan of cookie bars will need to bake a few minutes longer so watch carefully. Let the bars cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting into squares, to allow time to set up.
TIP: I suggest using an aluminum pan. This recipe does NOT work as well in a glass pan.
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These chocolate chip cookie bars hit the spot! I wanted something with chocolate chips but did not want to make cookies. I added walnuts. I cooked them for 28 minutes and still wasn't sure if done but did not want to burn them. The texture improved as they cooled. Did not know if I was to grease the pan so used parchment in bottom and sprayed a little oil on the sides. Thanks for the recipe!
These are my favorite recipe for sure! Definitely recommend cooking an extra 5-10 minutes, as they never seem to set in the center. That being said, absolutely amazing! I always crush some Heath bar pieces and mix in/top with, extra yum!
These are my go to cookies! I’ve made them so many times and they are fail proof. Everyone loves them!
I really wanted to like the gooey-ness of these bars, but they did not bake correctly. I cooked them in a 13 x 9 aluminum pan and followed all the directions precisely with no modifications. They baked into a crisp outer shell with a middle that never set. I even lightly covered them with foil and baked for a total of 45 minutes and then let them rest in the oven as it cooled - they were just a raw, gooey mess in the center. I'm a seasoned caterer and baker who does dozens of cookies and cakes each month - the oven is also calibrated correctly (I have a back-up thermometer installed to verify temps.). I noticed several others who used the larger pan comment about similar outcomes, so perhaps the issue comes from doubling the recipe.
It’s a bit tricky to find the perfect middle ground between too gooey and overcooked when I make (and double) these. It works when I bake them at 325, and check them after about 30 mins. Make sure they are not liquid in the center, not solid, but if it still looks a tiny bit gooey, that’s what I look for. Usually they need another 5 or 10 mins. They will remain goo until they are cooled off. That’s when the texture is really amazing, but I don’t mind eating them with a spoon while they are piping hot haha. It sounds like maybe yours needed another 5-10 mins.
I'm that person who craves marble cookie brownies from Dominos but is unwilling to shell out for them, so this recipe is GREAT. Just put one in my mouth. Delicious. Cooked in 20 minutes in my oven somehow (?) Used half all-purpose and half whole-wheat flour and it still tastes fantastic (albeit appears slightly browner than if I used white.)
So simple yet so darn good! . Thank you i found my new recipe when the kids want cookies its these now, and they love them.
Oh my these are delicious! I just made a pan for my hubby for Valentine's day, and the only difference I made was to add ganache to the top along with some heart confetti. I followed the recipe for the 9x13 foil pan exactly, and I spread the mixture over a piece of parchment to make removal and cutting into bars easier. These are goey, moist, chewy, chocolatey and decadent. Will definitely be making these again and again! Thanks for the recipe!
These are AMAZING!! I’ve made them a few times to take to parties and everyone loves them! They are really great with ice cream on top too!!
Made these today, doubled the batch! Soo good. Thank you
Hi! I have a question about baking times. In your write-up it says that the 9x13 pan will need to bake longer. But in your response to someone (dated 10/17/17), you say to reduce the baking time for a 9x13 batch because the cookies will be thinner. Which is it? Longer or shorter baking time? Sorry, I’m confused and want to make sure these turn out right. Thanks!
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This is by far the most delicious treat I’ve made in some time. So highly recommend! Everyone loved them. I made the smaller batch just in case will be making more tomorrow. I made mine in a glass dish and sprayed alittle Pam worked just great.