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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. Classic buttery chocolate chip cookies in a bar. A favorite cookie bar recipe! www.modernhoney.com

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.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. Classic buttery chocolate chip cookies in a bar. A favorite cookie bar recipe! www.modernhoney.com

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.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. Classic buttery chocolate chip cookies in a bar. A favorite cookie bar recipe! www.modernhoney.com

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. 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. Classic buttery chocolate chip cookies in a bar. A favorite cookie bar recipe! www.modernhoney.com

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

By: Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey
Classic buttery chocolate chip cookies in a bar. So easy to make!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients  

  • For 8 x 8 pan:
  • 1/2 cup Butter softened
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
  • For 9 x 13 pan:
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream butter, brown sugar, and sugar for 4 minutes, until light and fluffy. Stir in egg(s) and vanilla and mix well.
  • Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir until incorporated.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Bake for 20-28 minutes, or until light golden brown.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes before cutting into squares.

Notes

*** I suggest using an aluminum pan. This recipe DOES NOT work as well in a glass pan.  

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Servings: 8
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  1. 5 stars
    I had great luck with this recipe at high altitude. I used the smaller recipe (for 8×8 pan) but baked it in a 9×13 glass pan for the full 28 minutes (I am at almost 7000 ft — for high altitude I just decreased the baking soda a little). I greased the baking dish with a little butter. After letting cool 10 min, they were fully cooked in the middle and came out of the pan easily. Thanks for this recipe! Much quicker than making cookies!

  2. 5 stars
    It’s when awhile since I made these but remember how good they were! I’m making them today and wondered if the brown sugar needs to be packed?

  3. 4 stars
    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!

  4. 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!