Friday, April 8, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

 These cookie bars are a yummy treat and super easy to whip anytime you're craving something sweet!
These bars are soft and buttery and can be made with any combination of your favorite chocolate chips, dried fruit and nuts.


I divided the dough in half and made one dark chocolate and cherry batch and one white chocolate, toasted pecan and cherry batch.
Both variations were delicious! 
Try this recipe and use it as a base to add you favorite chips etc., I'm sure you'll love them!


Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar 
3/4 cup packed brown sugar 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon molasses (opt.)
2 eggs
1 (12 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts (opt.)

Preheat oven to 375* Grease a 15x10-inch jelly roll pan. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, both sugars and vanilla in large mixer bowl. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Beat in molasses. Gradually beat flour mixture into butter mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Spread into prepared pan.


Bake 10-13 minutes or until golden brown. Start watching these at about 9 minutes and make sure they don't brown too quickly! Pull them out of the oven when they are golden on top.


Variations:
* 1/4 cup peanut butter, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips
* White chocolate chips, dried cherries
* Dried cherries, toasted pecans and dark chocolate
* Butterscotch chips and toasted pecans

5 comments:

Shauna said...

Save me one for tonight! or 2 or 3...

Bake-A-Holic said...

I will!

viiRi said...

I loved them!!....I'll try them soon :D

Bake-A-Holic said...

Thanks for stopping by. I'm sure you'll enjoy these!

Medifast Coupon said...

Very nice cookie bar recipe, awesome that you can individualize it to your own tastes too, thanks for a great looking recipe.

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