What’s for Dinner: Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

So last night, I wanted chocolate chip cookies. I was tired, however, and after starting to mix the ingredients together, I just didn’t want to have to sit there and form each individual cookie, and then bake them in batches and whatnot. Epitome of laziness, I know.

The compromise? I decided to just turn the cookies into bars. This couldn’t be simpler to make.

What you will need:

  • 1/2 cup of butter, melted
  • 1 cup of [light] brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of [all-purpose] flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 cup of [milk] chocolate chips

To put your Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars together:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray your non-stick [8×8] pan with non-stick cooking spray as an extra precaution.
  2. Combine your melted butter and brown sugar.
  3. Next, add in your vanilla extract vanilla and egg and mix everything together.
  4. Then, add in your dry ingredients slowly [your flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt]. Combine everything together before transferring your mixture into the baking pan.
  5. Sprinkle the top with chocolate chips. I sprinkled the chocolate chips on top, instead of mixing it into the mixture because I wanted the chocolate chips to pop out. 
  6. Bake for about 25 minutes in your preheated oven. Or until the top is golden brown.
Tip: Let it sit for a few minutes before you cut them into bars once you take the baking pan out of the oven.

P.S. This post is a part of my “What’s for Dinner” series, where I share what I’ve been cooking and my recipes.


  1. Oooh, chewy chocolate chip cookies bars sound delicious! Found your recipe through the Mealtime Monday blog party.<br />(Our blogs have almost the same name too 🙂

  2. Chocolate chip cookie bars always remind me of my childhood, so I&#39;m always looking for a good recipe. Most of the one&#39;s I&#39;ve tried though seem too dry and crumbly, and I love the chewy ones. This looks great and I&#39;m excited to give it a try! Thanks!

  3. NewMrsAdventures – these were moist and chewy, I think you&#39;ll like it. I completely agree that finding a good cookie is so hard — varies on your oven and location!<br /><br />Jackie – so do I! It was done in a flash. I&#39;ll definitely be making these again soon.

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