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Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

2012 November 29
by Alicia

Chocolate chip cookies are the quintessential “cookie” for a lot of people.  Others love soft and chewy peanut butter cookies.  Then, you have people who love brownies.  But what if you love the flavors of chocolate chip cookies, and the texture of brownies?

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Bars

My friends: you are in for a treat.  These thick and chewy chocolate chip cookie bars are an irresistible mix of chocolate chip cookie taste and brownie texture.  They are sure to please!

Mix together the melted butter and sugars in a large bowl.

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Bars

Sugar and Butter

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Bars

Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and mix well.  I think it’s that extra yolk that helps make the bars a little more rich and chewy.

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Bars

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Bars

Fold in the flour, salt, and baking soda just until combined.  I stop a few strokes of combined, because I know I’m going to be stirring in chocolate chips, too!

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Bars

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Bars

Fold in a heaping cup of chocolate chips. You can go up to 2 cups of chips, and use any variety you wish (semi-sweet, dark, milk, white, peanut butter, etc.).  At this house, we find that about 1 cup of chocolate chips suits our dough:chip preference!

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Bars

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Pour the thick batter evenly into a greased 13″x9″ baking dish.

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Bake for about 24-28 minutes, until the bars are light golden brown, slightly firm to the touch, and edges start pulling away from sides of pan.

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Bars

As difficult as it is to wait, it’s best to let the bars cool to room temperature before cutting into squares.  They keep their shape much better when cooled.  However, if you’re not going for looks, cut them while still warm and top with a scoop of ice cream!

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Bars

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Bars

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Bars

Yield: 12 to 20 bars

3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks or 12 tablespoons), melted
1 cup (7 oz) light brown sugar
1/2 (3 1/2 oz) cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/8 cups (10 1/2 oz) all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 heaping cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 13"x9" baking dish and set aside.

Mix together the melted butter and sugars in a large bowl. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and mix well. Fold in the flour, salt, and baking soda just until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips. Pour batter evenly into the prepared dish.

Bake at 325 degrees F for about 24-28 minutes, until bars are light golden brown, slightly firm to the touch, and edges start pulling away from sides of pan. Cool to room temperature before cutting into squares.

http://www.everydayhomecook.com/2012/11/thick-and-chewy-chocolate-chip-cookie-bars/

Adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Bars

4 Responses leave one →
  1. Samantha permalink
    December 2, 2012

    I just have to tell you I made these tonight and they are amazing! Chewy, rich and delicious! I found your site via Google search for monster cookie recipe and I love it. Thanks for all the recipes.

  2. Jo Marie permalink
    December 4, 2012

    Wonderful! We are working on spelling and writing words that rhyme with ‘car’ so we made the ‘bars’ tonight! So fun! And easy! Max was able to do a lot of it :) Thanks for posting!

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