Easy and delicious this recipe for cookie bars chocolate chip is a crowd favorite and makes the perfect sweet treat for any get-together!
I am always looking for a quick and easy sweet treat recipe that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. It is pretty hard to go wrong with chocolate chip cookie bars.
This recipe for cookie bars, not surprisingly, includes my go-to cookie dough secret ingredient – instant pudding.
I may have landed on a new favorite because let’s be honest, whipping together the ingredients and then spreading it out into a pan 9×13 baking dish is a lot easier than individually dropping 36 cookies onto two and a half baking sheets (why can’t it ever be just two sheets even ?).
In my experience, the key to perfectly baked cookies, or in this case, cookie bars, is to slightly underbake them. Just slightly because as they cool they firm up and dry out a little. Keeping them slightly underbaked allows for that perfect soft center with a hint of crispy on the outside.
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
MY COOKING PHILOSOPHY IS TO KEEP IT “HEALTHY AND EASY.”
RECIPES AT HAMMERS N HUGS WILL INCLUDE ALL-NATURAL INGREDIENTS THAT CAN OFTEN BE FROZEN AND HAVE BEEN TESTED AND APPROVED BY FRIENDS AND FAMILY
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Chocolate Chip Recipe For Cookie Bars
- 2 1/4 c flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 c sugar
- 3/4 c brown sugar
- 3 oz instant vanilla pudding
- 1 c salted butter softened
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Mix all the ingredients together.
- Press into a greased 9x13 baking dish.
- Bake at 350F for 25-30 mins. Do NOT over bake. Will seem doughy when they are first removed from oven. Allow to cool. Top with vanilla icecream for a super sweet treat!