Are you looking for a cookie bars recipe? Today I am sharing how to make Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. I think you will enjoy making these cookie bars. This cookies recipe is easy to make. Bonus for anyone with egg allergies, this is a no egg chocolate chip cookie bars recipe.
This cookie recipe is perfect if you are looking for a quick dessert recipe, no fuss cookies or you just have a sweet tooth.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Lately we have had teen study group at our house and I am always looking for good cookie recipes and treat recipes to serve our guests and teens. But, I don’t need an excuse to enjoy baking up a batch of these bar cookies and don’t think you will either.
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Let’s get Baking!
- 1 cup butter (take out your 8 ounces of butter ahead of time to soften it before starting the recipe)
- Brown Sugar (light or golden brown)
- Pure vanilla extract
- All purpose flour
- Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Chopped toasted pecans
The nice thing about this recipe is that it only takes a few ingredients to make these bar cookies.
How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
What I love about making cookie bars is that you just mix all the ingredients up in your mixer or large mixing bowl and push them onto a sheet pan. Press them down evenly and bake. Making cookie bars is so easy!
Step 1. First cream your butter, brown sugar and vanilla extract.
Step 2. Next add the flour slowly with salt added in.
Step 3. Mix in chocolate chips and chopped nuts.
Step 4. Pour the cookie dough onto your sheet pan or baking sheet.
Step 5. Flatten the dough with your hands. Don’t make it overly thick. Smoothness or perfection not needed. Keep the dough in a uniform thickness and ensure outer edges are the same height (or higher according to original author).
- Step 6. Bake at 325 degrees until done.
How long to bake bar cookies?
Baking Notes: Check on the baking process towards the end of your bake time. Start checking every five to ten minutes after the initial 20 minutes has passed. It took over 30 minutes to bake my batch of cookie bars.
If not done, continue to bake until lightly browned on top and bottom. If not browned the dough is not baked fully. The first time I pulled them out at twenty minutes they were no where near done. Back in they went, until browned. It’s best to check as you go along to get the perfect bar cookies.
How to cut bar cookies
Let the cookie bars cool slightly. Cut them into bite sized bars you can hold in your hands. Serve after they are completely cooled. You can store them to serve later in a air tight storage container *after they are completely cooled.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Recipe
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars is an easy cookie bars recipe to make. Great for a crowd, satisfy your sweet tooth and goes great with coffee, tea or milk.
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 cup golden brown sugar light or golden brown sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup pecans roasted or toasted
Pre heat oven to 325 degrees
rough chop your pecans, set to side
cream butter, brown sugar and vanilla
slowly add in flour, add salt and mix together
mix in chocolate chips and pecans until blended
empty onto a sheet pan ( it doesn't have to be greased or pre sprayed)
press down with hands and create a rectangle shape if it doesn't fill your pan
bake 20-30 minutes or until lightly browned on top and bottom of cookie bars
Let cookies cool slightly cut into any size bite size bars you would like. Then let the chocolate chip cookie bars finish cooling before serving.
Serve right away or store in cookie containers (store only after completely cooled).
adapted from Toffee Bars The Southern Living Party Cookbook by Elizabeth Heiskell
Baking time may vary on how thick you make the cookie bars and altitude.
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If you are looking for a more cake-y cookie bars you might like to try this Original Nestle Chocolate Chip Pan Cookies (this recipe does have eggs).
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