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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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78 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This was a truly delicious recipe! I made it in an 8×8 pan and it took 33 minutes to bake. I’ll definitely made it again!

  2. 5 stars
    Hello! I’m making these for the second time today. I thought the first time they were too tall in a 9×13, so this time I’m doing them in my giant baking pan, which is probably about 11×15. Really great flavor!! Thank you!!

  3. 5 stars
    Hello
    i’m french ( sorry for my english, i’m not bilingual)
    Your recipe is amazing, wonderfull, delicious, French bakery is very good but your recipe is awesome. Chocolate chips cookies bars don’t exist in France. Thank you.

  4. This is my new go-to recipe. My kids are obsessed with them, and they are the talk of any potluck I bring them to. The crisp, flaky texture of the top perfectly accents the gooey middle. I’m so glad I started following you—thank you!!

  5. i make a chocolate chip cake the family loves but the chips all to the bottom. is there something you can do to keep this from happening?

    1. Scrolling through comments for this recipe and saw your question… When I add chocolate chips to cake, I mix them in with the flour before adding to the egg and butter mixture. The light flour coating helps to keep the chocolate chips from sinking during baking.

  6. 5 stars
    I made these this afternoon to use up some whole wheat flour i had laying around – AMAZING. Threw in some walnuts i had too. Wow. So good. thanks – sending this along to my friends.

  7. I made these two times now in a metal 9 x 13 pan. I did spray the bottom with canola oil. I baked them for 34 min at 350 degrees. They turned out FANTASTIC! My entire family loves them! Thank you!

  8. 5 stars
    These are just whatI was looking for! The 8 x 8 size is just right. They taste amazing! Thanks for this great recipe!

  9. Hi there just wondering how abouts you think it would work if i were to use a brownie tray to make them?
    Great recipe can’t wait to try it

    1. 5 stars
      SOOO GOOD!!! Made this and it Was insanely good, i cut the sugar though i cut 1/2 cup sugar (100g) to 70g! i think it’s perfect 😉

    2. 5 stars
      SOOO GOOD!!! Made this and it Was insanely good, i cut the sugar though i cut 1/2 cup sugar (100g) to 70g! i think it’s perfect 😉 AWESOME!