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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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Treat yourself to these Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars, ooey gooey fantastic!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

So excited to share a recipe from my friend Kathy of Panini Happy’s newest cookbook The 8×8 Cookbook: Square Meals for Weeknight Family Dinners, Desserts and More-In One Perfect 8×8-inch Dish.  Recipes such as Honey-Glazed Chicken with Root Vegetables and Orange Custard French Toast, this book is a must have!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Of course I chose to make one of Kathy’s dessert recipes.  More specifically her Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars 🙂

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

As you can see, these are drop dead gorgeous bars that are just begging to be made.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

You can whip these beautiful cookie bars up in about 5 minutes and they bake for close to 30.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

The hardest part is waiting for the bars to cool so you can cut them into squares and drizzle with chocolate!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

I might have cut into them while they were still…..a little warm.  That chocolate!!!  Enjoy friends!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars


Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie BarsPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 25 min | Total time: 35 min


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8×8 inch metal baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Beat the butter and both sugars together for several minutes until they’re light and fluffy, either with an electric mixer or by hand with a wooden spoon in a large bowl. Beat in the egg and vanilla until they’re well combined. Separately, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until they’re well combined. Fold in 1 cup of the chocolate chips.
  3. Pour the dough into the prepared pan, spreading it to the edges and corners. Bake until the bars are fully set and lightly browned on top, about 25 minutes. Allow them to cool completely in the pan on a cooling rack.
  4. In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat the remaining chocolate chips in the microwave at 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring after each heating, until they’re fully melted. Drill the melted chocolate over the cooled cookie bars before cutting and serving.

Makes 16 Servings
Recipe by Kathy Strahs, The 8×8 Cookbook

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  1. 1
    Tori says:

    Could these possibly look any yummier! Love them!

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    Medeja says:

    These bars look irresistible!

  3. 3

    How wonderful that she has a new cookbook!!!

  4. 4

    And I LOVE these bars!!!!

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    AnnMarie J says:

    The links to others’ recipes are working. I tried the ones for everything but the chocolate items (because I have so many of those recipes already LOL).

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    Maria says:

    Ill take mine with a glass of milk please!

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    I can’t think of much that would be better than this. OM NOM NOM!

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    TidyMom says:

    So gooey and delicious! I need to bake these soon!

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    oh my! chocolate gooey delicious-ness! heck yes!

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    Sammie says:

    Ooh these chocolate chip cookie bars look absolutely delicious. Extra chocolate drizzled on top sends them to the next level. Thank you for sharing such a fab recipe. Sammie

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    soooo good! love all that chocolate!

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    Joan Hayes says:

    These are so gooey and decadent looking, right up this girl’s alley! 😀

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    Nina says:

    Looks yummy! Can this recipe be doubled and baked in a 9 x 13 pan?

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        Nina says:

        Thank you, Kathy! I made these and they were soooo good! My 3yr. old granddaughter said “yuuuummm” after her first bite and wanted more. 🙂
        I have made them with and without the chocolate drizzle.
        We preferred them without (little too sweet for us with drizzle) but shared with friends who loved the ones with the chocolate drizzle. Either way, these are a winner and I will make again and again! Thank you all for sharing the recipe!

  21. 21

    These look so ooey-gooey delicious!!

  22. 22

    Somehow I knew you could do a gooey cookie bar justice, Jenny. 😉 Thank you so much for all of your support!! xoxo

  23. 23
    Natalie says:

    Made these yesterday and they were AWESOME! A new household fave 🙂

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    Abby says:

    These look delicious. Has anyone actually baked them and tried them though? How were they?

  25. 25

    These bars are begging to be made! They are so chocolatey I wish I had one right now!

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    Jennifer says:

    These are sooooo good!! Made them today, the family gobbled them all up. I had a lot of sauce so I served them over pasta. Yummmmm

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    Elizabeth Gingerich says:

    These Look A Lot Like Chili’s Restaurant, Now Former Brownies, That I Was Told By Chili’s Restaurant, Are No Longer Being Sold. (sad face)

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    Elisa Gordon says:

    do you think these can be easily doubled? and put in 9×13 pan?

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    Elsa says:

    Could you double the ingredient and put Iin a 9×13 pan?

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