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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 wanted something quick and easy to wipe up for my husband’s church lunch tomorrow. I found this recipe on Google. They turned out great. Thanks

    1. 5 stars
      Hi Michelle! Absolutely. It would be fabulous! You may want to 1 1/2 times or double the recipe, possibly, depending on the size of your pan. Good luck!

    1. 5 stars
      Hi Gina! Since it has a hefty dose of butter, you don’t have to grease the pan. Parchment paper works like a charm since it makes them so easy to get out of the pan. Hope that helps!

  2. 5 stars
    Just pulled up this recipe and new to your site. And it’s exactly what I am looking for==and thank you so much for showing the ingredients for the 9×13. In a hurry to bake them for a bunch of youth and be there in a couple of hours. Appreciate the recipe already! Thank you!

  3. These bars were what the chocolate chip cookie of my dreams tastes like. Better than any chocolate chip cookie I’ve ever made, and I’ve made a lot. These were soooo good!

    1. 5 stars
      Yay! I love to hear that, Candin! A chocolate chip cookie bar is one of the best things ever. Thank you for your nice comment!

    1. 5 stars
      Hi! Since the cookie bars will be thinner in a 9 x 13 pan, you will want to reduce the baking time. I would set the time for 5-10 minutes less and just watch them. Hope that helps!

      1. 2 stars
        I made a 9×13 and set the timer for 23 minutes since you said to to do 5-10 less for 9×13 and could tell it wasn’t done at all in the middle. So I baked it for 29 minutes and took it out because the edges were getting quite dark but even thought the middle was light brown, it wasn’t done at all. It was super gooey (not done at all) in the middle and the edges were quite crisp. I don’t know what I did wrong. I used a glass pan maybe that was my problem. I’m bummed because this was to go to our family Christmas tonight.

        1. I also used a glass pan, and had the same experience. I ended up baking them for 34 minutes at 350 plus an extra 10 at 300. They’re not cool yet, but they’re solid enough to sneak one. (I ate with with a fork. 🙂 I’m thinking once they cool, they’ll set into a more chewy bar. I’ll probably bake these at a lower temp for longer if I make them again — maybe split the difference and bake at 325.

        2. 3 stars
          I made these using a glass Pyrex 9 X 13 and added 2 extra tablespoons of unbleached flour … plus cut the granulated sugar back to 3/4 cup & added pecans. I also do not buy brown sugar, but instead add 1 tablespoon of molasses to granulated sugar for every cup of brown sugar called for. Very good.

  4. 5 stars
    I just made these bars and they are unbelievably good! This is the first recipe I’ve tried from your site and I absolutely will be back for more. Thank you for a great recipe — you’ve made my family very happy!

    1. 5 stars
      Yay! I am so glad that they turned out and you loved them. Thank you for taking the time to spread positivity. I appreciate it!

  5. 5 stars
    I just made these bars, and they are unbelievably good! This is the first recipe I’ve tried from your site, and I absolutely will be back for more. Thank you for such a great recipe — you’ve made my whole family happy!

    1. 5 stars
      Thank you so much for taking the time to write a comment, Cari! I appreciate it and am so happy that your family loved them! Have a fabulous day! – Melissa 🙂