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chocolate chip cookie bars on parchment paper with flaked salt on top
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Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Quick and easy-to-make chocolate chip cookie bars for your family, or a crowd!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip bars, chocolate chip cookie bars, cookie bars, easy chocolate chip cookie bars, easy cookie bars
Servings: 18 bars

Equipment

  • 9x13" pan

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 c (2 sticks) butter I typically use salted butter
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar you can use light brown sugar if that's what you have!
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Flaked salt (optional)

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees if using a metal pan and 325 degrees if using a glass or ceramic pan. Grease a 9x13" pan
  • Combine flour, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl. Set aside
  • Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla and eggs until combined.
  • Slowly add flour mixture into wet ingredients until just combined.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Spread dough into the pan in an even layer.
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes at 350 degrees if using a metal pan and 30-38 minutes if using a glass or ceramic pan, until the top is golden brown.
  • Sprinkle with flaked salt.
  • Let cool completely before slicing.

Notes

  • These cookie bars bake faster in a metal pan so be sure to adjust your bake time and temperature, as noted in the recipe, if you're using a glass or ceramic pan. If you have the choice, they bake more evenly overall in a metal pan so I would recommend that as my first choice. 
  • If you're looking to cut down the sugar a bit, you can make these with 1/2c granulated sugar (instead of the full 3/4c) and they still taste just as delicious!
  • I prefer semi-sweet chocolate chips, but my mom often makes them with milk chocolate chips.
  • Do NOT over bake. The center will not be completely set upon removing from the oven. 
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