Thursday, September 7, 2017

Try It Thursday: Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars


Happy Thursday! I'm so happy to head back to work today after a typical weekend turned into a 12 day break. The kids will finally start back to school on Monday, so I'm going to whip up an easy back to school treat to celebrate. I've shared my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe before, and while I love cookies, I love turning the recipe into bar form- it makes a small bite seem a little more substantial. Scroll down for the recipe!





Ingredients:
* 1 and 1/8 cups flour
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 softened stick of butter
* ~1/3 cup sugar (or 1/4 + 1/8 cup)
* ~1/3 cup packed brown sugar (or 1/4 + 1/8 cup)
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1 egg
* A little over 3/4 cup of chocolate chips

Directions: 
* Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
* Beat the butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and egg until mixed.
* Add in flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until combined.
* Add in your chocolate chips and mix.
* Grease an 8" square pan. Add the cookie dough to the pan.
* Bake for ~20 - 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center.
* Let the cookie cake cool and cut into squares. An 8" pan will give you approximately 16 medium size bars or 25 mini bars.
* Enjoy!

What do your kids love for an after-school sweet? Tell me in the comments below, and make sure you check out the recipes from the other bloggers. Don't forget that you can check out all of the Try It Thursday recipes HERE! See you back here for Friday Favorites!

16 comments:

  1. Oh my word, those look amazing!

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  2. I love a good chocolate chip bar cookie!! Good Luck back at work today!!!

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  3. It's just the right size pan for an after school snack so it doesn't turn into a late night dessert session for mom ;)! We love bars here. Xoxo ERIN

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    1. LOL! I've gotten really good at silently opening the cookie jar these days! :)

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  4. These look soooo good. Cookie cake is one of my favorite things and this looks like a thicker cakier version. YUM!

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    1. Yes- you can certainly put them in a pie pan and decorate it with frosting to turn into a cake, too!

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  5. I just want to eat the dough. It looks so yummy!!Hope you had a good day back at work.

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    1. Don't worry- I've got a recipe right up your alley coming soon!

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  6. I am making those this weekend! How about I go get the butter out right now, so that it's softened for when I come home tomorrow afternoon!! I haven't had a chocolate chip cookie bar in a long time.

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    1. I made some oatmeal ones this weekend! I need school to start so I stop snacking!

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  7. I love brownies... love them! And this recipe seems like one I can pull off. I'm not so talented when it comes baking.

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    1. These are easy peasy! I'm excited to start your Dresstember challenge now that school starts up again tomorrow!

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