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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Treat yourself to these Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars, ooey gooey fantastic!  One of the best chocolate chip cookie recipes and so simple to prepare!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Making chocolate chip cookie bars is one of my favorite treats to make for the family!

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Cookie Bar Recipes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Making cookie bar recipes could not be more simple to whip up.  So great to take to parties, picnics, potlucks and any celebration!

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! Recipe by Kathy of Panini Happy’s .

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Tips For Making Cookie Bars

  1. Unless specifically stated otherwise, ingredients are best when used at room temperature. This is true except in very hot kitchens.
  2. The number of eggs called for in most recipes is based on U.S. graded large or extra-large eggs.
  3. Mix dough evenly, making sure ingredients are combined uniformly. This is true except in recipes that state otherwise, such as marbleized items.
  4. Always preheat the oven. Putting an item into a cold oven will alter the baking time and the consistency of the finished product.
  5. Make sure your base layer of dough is even and smooth. This is to make sure you have a consistent texture in your bars. A lumpy base could mean a bite of burned dough in one spot, and a bite of chewy raw dough in another. Lay wax paper over your dough, and then use a heavy block of butter or a square loaf pan to smooth the surface and tuck in all the corners.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Recipe by Kathy Strahs, The 8x8 Cookbook

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best cookie recipes, chocolate chip cookie bar recipes, chocolate chip cookie bars, chocolate chip cookies, cookie bar recipes, cookie bars, easy cookie recipes
Servings: 16
Calories: 238 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 166mg7%
Potassium 111mg3%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1
    Tori says:

    Could these possibly look any yummier! Love them!

  2. 2
    Medeja says:

    These bars look irresistible!

  3. 3

    How wonderful that she has a new cookbook!!!

  4. 4

    And I LOVE these bars!!!!

  5. 5
    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).

  6. 6
    Maria says:

    Ill take mine with a glass of milk please!

  7. 7

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

  8. 8
    TidyMom says:

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

  9. 9
    Gaby Dalkin says:

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

  10. 10
    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

  11. 11

    Yup, I need to make these asap!

  12. 12

    soooo good! love all that chocolate!

  13. 13
    Joan Hayes says:

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

  14. 14
    Nina says:

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

    • 14.1
      • 14.1.1
        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!

  15. 15

    These look so ooey-gooey delicious!!

  16. 16
    Kathy Strahs says:

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

  17. 17
    Natalie says:

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

  18. 18
    Abby says:

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

  19. 19
    Nutmeg Nanny says:

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

  20. 20
    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

  21. 21
    jack says:

    look good

  22. 22
    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)

  23. 23
    domain says:

    Everyone loves what you guys are usually up too. This kind of clever work and
    coverage! Keep up the very good works guys I’ve included you guys
    to my blogroll.

  24. 24
    Elisa Gordon says:

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

  25. 25
    Elsa says:

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

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