Friday, February 19, 2010

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

My husband said that these were the BEST bar cookies he had EVER had!
Needless to say these are really very good bar cookies.
This recipe makes a lot, a yummy crowd pleaser.
If you want to make less, you can half the recipe and bake it in a 9 by 13 pan.

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Adapted from My Kitchen Cafe

Makes a cookie sheet pan of bars

4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 sticks butter, melted and cooled slightly
2 cups light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 large egg yolks
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 large milk chocolate bar, chopped up
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Adjust the oven rack to lower-middle position. Spray the pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Mix the flour, salt, and baking soda together in medium bowl; set aside. Whisk the melted butter and sugars in a large bowl until combined. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and mix well. Using a rubber spatula, fold the dry ingredients into the egg mixture until just combined; do not overmix. Fold in the chocolate chips and turn the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with the spatula.

3. Bake until the top of the bars is light golden brown, slightly firm to the touch, and edges start pulling away from sides of pan, 45-50 minutes. DO NOT OVER COOK. They may seem undercooked, however when they cool they will be perfectly chewy. Cut into 2-inch squares and serve.

1 comment:

Barbara Bakes said...

I love the easy of bar cookies! These look delicious!