My son has been home sick for the past couple of days with a sinus infection, so I’ve been on nurse duty. My mom would always make chocolate chip cookies when I was sick, whether I could eat them or not. I think she knew I loved the smell of cookies baking and wanted to make me feel better. I thought I would do the same for my son.
Although my son being home sick meant I also had to stay home, I still had a bit of work to do, so instead of standing in front of an oven baking multiple pans of chocolate chip cookies, I made chocolate chip cookie bars. Once they cooled, I stared at them, thinking that they need a little something extra. Melted chocolate! I quickly melted a small amount of dark coating chocolate left over from another baking adventure and dipped the bars.
They were awesome. It was like eating a soft, chewy chocolate chip cookie. My son loved them. I packed one in his lunch the following day as he went back to school and I took a few to the office to share. I was a nice classic, old-fashioned treat.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
- 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups of your favorite chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350°. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Cream butter, both sugars and vanilla in the bowl of stand mixer until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Spoon batter into a 13 x 9 baking pan, spreading evenly. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely before cutting into squares.