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Soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie bars are a quick, easy, and lazy version of classic chocolate chip cookies that take half the prep time. | aheadofthyme.com

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars


  • Author: Sam Hu | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 16 cookie bars
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie bars are a quick, easy, and lazy version of classic chocolate chip cookies that take half the prep time.


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted buttersoftened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugarpacked
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 + 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray oil and line it with a piece of parchment paper, allowing the overhang to come off the 2 sides. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, use a hand mixer or stand mixer cream together butter and sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add egg and vanilla, and beat on low until incorporated. Add flour, baking soda, and salt and beat until just combined. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the chocolate chips for the top. Fold in the rest.Soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie bars are a quick, easy, and lazy version of classic chocolate chip cookies that take half the prep time. | aheadofthyme.com
  4. Spread the cookie dough onto the lined pan. Press in the remaining chocolate chips on top.Soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie bars are a quick, easy, and lazy version of classic chocolate chip cookies that take half the prep time. | aheadofthyme.com
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. The cookie dough may not look completely done in the middle, but they will continue to cook as they are cooling.Soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie bars are a quick, easy, and lazy version of classic chocolate chip cookies that take half the prep time. | aheadofthyme.com
  6. Allow the cookies to cool completely in the pan. Then, use the parchment paper overhang to pull them out. Slice into 16 pieces and serve.Soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie bars are a quick, easy, and lazy version of classic chocolate chip cookies that take half the prep time. | aheadofthyme.com

Notes

How to store: Store chocolate chip cookie bars in an airtight container or wrap them individually in plastic wrap. Eat within 4 days if stored at room temperature, and within 7 days if stored in the fridge.

How to freeze: You can also freeze chocolate cookie bars for up to 3 months. Let them cool completely first, then slice and store in an airtight container or freezer bag. To thaw, leave them in the fridge overnight.

Make ahead instructions: You can make the chocolate chip cookie dough up to 2-3 days in advance. Cover the bowl with plastic cling wrap when storing. When ready to bake, allow the dough to come to room temperature (about 20 minutes) before spreading onto the prepared baking pan.

How to freeze cookie dough: You can also freeze the cookie dough by rolling it into a ball and wrapping tightly in plastic cling wrap and placing inside a freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to bake, allow the cookie dough to thaw overnight in the refrigerator, and allow it to come to room temperature before baking, according to recipe instructions.

How to serve a crowd: You can double this recipe to serve more people easily. Just substitute the pan for a rectangular 9x13-inch baking pan, and instead of baking for 30-35 minutes, bake for 35-45 minutes.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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