Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars


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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.

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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.

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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
  1. 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.

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