Saturday, October 12, 2013

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

So this is pretty much just a giant chocolate chip cookie. And really what is better than that? Not much :) Like I've told you in my past few posts, I'm on a very strict health regime so I did not taste this but the consesus from my family was that it was absolutely divine. The only problem was that I cut the pieces too big. It is a cookie, after all, so be prepared for a whole lot of sweetness. I topped it with some fresh, homemade whipped cream (which you can skip, of course) and it made for a very rustic, classic dessert that any of your friends will be impressed with! It's great to make for a large group a few hours before guests arrive, and let it sit out to cool until ready to serve!

What you'll need (makes 12 LARGE cookie bars):
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
12 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg, plus one egg yolk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cups chocolate chips

1. Preheat your oven to 325*. In a large bowl, mix together the sugars and the melted butter. Slowly add in the eggs and the vanilla extract. 
2. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, salt, and baking soda. Slowly add to the sugar and egg mixture until just combined (by this I mean DON'T over mix it!).
3. Toss the chocolate chips in 1/8 cup flour (this will keep them from sinking to the bottom of the cookies). Fold in to the batter. Bake for 25-30 minutes (if they look gooey, THAT'S OK!!!! Let them be!).
4. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.

enjoy :)

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