Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Recipe by Kathy Strahs, The 8x8 Cookbook
- 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
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8×8 inch metal baking pan with parchment paper.
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.
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.
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.
Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.6mg