These Chocolate Chips Cookie Bars go from start to finish in under 30 minutes! They're soft, buttery and full of chocolate chips - the perfect afternoon snack or quick dessert!Jump to Recipe
Growing up in the middle of nowhere, life was a little different that maybe the average. It meant very seldom trips to the mall, no pizza delivery, and SUPER long rides on the school bus... really, like 50 minutes each way. Therefore, by the time my siblings and I finally got home from school, we were "starving!"
Luckily, Mom always had something for us to eat to hold us over 'til suppertime. Of all the recipes she made growing up, Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars were made more times than ANY other recipe. Yep, even more often than the close second, Chocolate Cobbler!
In fact, a couple weeks ago, my mom told me she couldn't believe I hadn't added this to the blog yet! And honestly, neither could I! I mean, how could a sweet tooth like me forget such a simple and irresistible treat?! Well alas, the long overdue recipe is finally on the blog!
What do I need to make Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars?
- Brown Sugar (light or dark will work)
- Softened Butter (I always use salted)
- Eggs (I use large eggs)
- Flour (Can also use "cup for cup" gluten free flour)
- Baking Soda
- Chocolate Chips (Semi-Sweet is what I prefer)
How do you make Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars?
First, preheat the oven to 350F and grease a 9x13 baking pan. Then, you'll use a stand mixer (or a large bowl and electric mixer) to beat the butter, sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
Next, you'll stir in the vanilla and egg. Lastly, you'll add the flour, soda, salt and chocolate chips until well-combined.
Pour the dough into your prepared 9x13 pan and spread it out evenly. This seems impossible at first as it'll be spread quite thin. However, just be patient and keep spreading!! If you need some help, I find it useful to grease a rubber spatula and use that to spread it.
Then, you'll bake it for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown on the edges. Let cool completely (if you can wait!!) and cut into bars.
My other favorite cookie bar recipes...
I love a good cookie bar! They tend to be super easy to prepare and are perfect for potlucks, after school snacks, dessert, etc!
No Bake S'mores Bars - Talk about EASY! These yummy bars will remind you of a classic s'mores with a lot less mess!
Salted Nut Roll Bars - Sweet, buttery cake mix, chewy marshmallows and a crunchy peanut and rice krispie topping makes these bars SO good!
Congo Bars - These super thick chocolate chip bars are loaded with chocolate and are extra rich and buttery!
Peanut Butter Bars - These Peanut Butter Bars are the perfect afternoon snack or dessert - they will quickly become a family fav!
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
- ½ c sugar
- ⅓ c brown sugar
- ½ c butter softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 ¼ c flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 c chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9x13" pan.
- In a large bowl (or in a stand mixer), mix the sugar, brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
- Add the vanilla and egg.
- Stir in the flour, baking soda and salt.
- Mix in the chips and spread the dough into prepared pan*.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes. Let cool and cut into bars.