Sometimes, I’m lazy. And when I’m feeling lazy and want a cookie, I make cookie bars. Hey, it happens! Annnnd, this recipe ‘only’ makes an 8 x 8 pan, so ‘if’ you eat them all, it’s not ‘that’ bad. In all seriousness though, this might be one of my favorite chocolate chip recipes ever because it’s not only scrumptious, but it takes like 10 minutes or less to mix up, so you can have soft, chewy, chocolatey cookie bars in half an hour! Cookie awesomeness!
You heard me say bars right? You know what that means, mix it, pour it, bake it, cut it, eat it. Period. And I love how these chocolate chip cookie bars are thick and chewy just like a brownie. If you like nuts, throw in 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts for a little added crunch. These cookie bars truly speak for themselves and they say “try me!” (I’m serious, they do!)
- ½ cup butter, melted
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ⅛ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ¾ cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt butter and let cool.
- Stir in brown sugar and vanilla until well combined.
- Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Slowly add flour mixture to wet ingredients and mix well.
- Fold in ½ cup chocolate chips.
- Line an 8 x 8 pan with foil and pour batter into pan.
- Sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup chocolate chips.
- Bake for 22-24 minutes, rotating halfway through.
- Let cool, lift foil from pan, and slice into 9 square bars.
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