Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars - A perfectly soft, chewy middle with crisp buttery edges and loaded with semi-sweet chocolate chips! Need an easy dessert to feed a crowd?
Course: Cookie, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 383 kcal
Ingredients
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line the bottom of a 9x13 baking pan with parchment, leaving an overhang on all sides to easily lift the bars out of the pan when cool. Spray with non-stick baking spray. Set aside.

  2. In a medium-size bowl whisk the flour, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt together. Set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, mix the melted butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together until no lumps remain. Mix in the eggs, and vanilla extract. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix together until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips, reserving 1/4 cup for the top if desired. (It's just for appearance, you don't have to do this step.)

  4. Transfer dough to the prepared baking pan and spread into an even layer. Sprinkle the top with the reserved chocolate chips. 

  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned on the sides.  Test for doneness with a toothpick,  if it comes out clean from the center of the pan, the bars are done. Do not overbake.

  6. Let the bars to cool in the pan set on a wire rack for about an hour before slicing.

  7. When cool, lift the bars out of the pan using the overhang on the sides and cut into desired size serving squares. 

Recipe Notes

The number of servings will depend on how large or small you cut the squares.