Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (Or Giant Cookie)

These are so fast and easy, and the batch is surprisingly large. When I'm pressed for time and want something sweet, I always make these or brownies. We're talking 15 minutes prep time, 20 minutes baking, and you've got 4 dozen cookie bars. I don't recommend making them unless you've got people coming over to help eat them, but I do recommend serving them warm with ice cream.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
2 to 2 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 375ยบ and grease a large cookie sheet (jelly roll pan).
In a small bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt.
In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugars and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then gradually beat in the flour mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips and spread into the cookie sheet.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool at least 5 minutes before cutting, but the longer you wait the prettier they are.


  1. Thank you so much for sharing! These turned out wonderful for me!

  2. Found these on Pinterest. Made them tonight. DELICIOUS!! I foresee this recipe being made many times throughout the years! Thank you.

  3. I'm so glad you enjoy them! Check out the double chocolate version - I hate chocolate cookies but these are great!! http://madeitallfromscratch.blogspot.com/2009/05/chocolate-fudge-cookies.html