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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

This recipe for chocolate chip cookie bars makes a soft, chewy cookie. Baking in bar form makes baking them quick and easy.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20
Calories 449 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 sticks salted butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips plus more for the top of the cookie bars

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 9x13 metal baking pan (with square edges preferred) with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl add butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Use a hand mixer to beat together until creamy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla extract then continue beating until light and fluffy.
  • In a separate mixing bowl add flour, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and use the hand mixer to incorporate.
  • Add semi-sweet chocolate chips and stir with a large spoon to mix.
  • Add chocolate chip cookie mixture to the 9x13 baking pan. Flatten evenly into the pan. Sprinkle additional chocolate chips over the top of the cookie bars.
  • Place in the oven and bake at 375 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes, or until almost fully set. You want these cookie bars to be a bit undercooked. They will set as they cool.
    TIP: If the top of your cookie bars are turning too brown, tent with a piece of foil to prevent them from over browning. 
  • Let cool completely, then lift bars out of the baking dish and cut into squares.

Nutrition

Calories: 449kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 5gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 306mgPotassium: 205mgFiber: 3gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 473IUCalcium: 37mgIron: 3mg