Cookie Bars

Posted by on Feb 14, 2013 in Cooking, Desserts

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These bars are amazing!  The cookie is so buttery and pairs perfectly with chocolate.  (but then again, what doesn’t??)  I’ve made them with chocolate chips and pecans stirred in to the batter, and with melted chocolate on top, as shown in the picture.  Both are quite tasty so you really can’t go wrong!  Try them out and put your own spin on them!

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Cookie Bars

2 1/4 cup of flour

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of baking soda

1 cup of packed brown sugar

1 cup (2 sticks) of butter, nearly melted and slightly cooled

1 large egg

2 teaspoons of vanilla

1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, or other mix ins of your choice (pecans are great!)

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Preheat oven to 300 degrees F and lightly grease a 8X8 baking pan.  In a small bowl combine flour, salt and baking soda.  In the bowl of an electric mixer beat butter and sugar until smooth.  Add egg and vanilla until combined.  Once smooth, slowly add flour mixture, do not overmix.  If you want to make traditional cookie bars stir in chocolate chips and nuts, pour into prepared pan and bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  If you want the melted chocolate top then pour plain batter into pan and bake about 30 -32 minutes until light golden brown and set.  Pull out of the oven and sprinkle chocolate chips evenly on top.  Place cookies back in the oven for about 2 minutes, until the chips are beginning to melt and look glossy.  Remove from oven and use a spatula to smooth melted chocolate evenly over cookie bars.  Sprinkle nuts, sprinkles, or other toppings on and let set.  Chocolate may take a few hours to firmly set.

 

Source: Adapted from Mrs. Fields Best Ever Cookie Book, Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Bars

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