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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Extraordinaire

Yum.  Yum.  Yum.

Just as I promised - cookies after your veggies!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

1 cup butter - softened
3/4 c white sugar
3/4 c brown sugar - packed
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2-1/4 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375.

Cream butter and sugars until smooth

Beat in eggs - one at a time - and stir in vanilla.  Add in dry ingredients.  Fold in chocolate chips.

Dough will be extremely stiff.  Drop into greased 9 x 13 pan.

And spread edge to edge, covering bottom of pan.

Bake 20 - 25 minutes.  Not quite ready in that time frame for me this time. . .

or until golden brown - perfect!

Cool to at least room temperature prior to cutting

You can use any kind of chocolate or flavored chips that suit your fancy, and add 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts, or use any flavored extract in place of the vanilla.  Some of my variations?

Dark chocolate chips and peppermint extract;
Andes Mint chips;
Dark chocolate chips, orange extract, and chopped walnuts;
milk chocolate chips, 1/2 tsp cinnamonMexican vanilla, and chopped walnuts;
white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts;
And the list goes on!   What combinations are you hungry for?

Have a Cookie kind of day ~

Robin Z

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