Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Cookies are one treat all kids jump for.  I find cookies take so much more time to make then a cake because you have to keep putting batches into the oven.  Also lately I've been having them end up flat.  I love the idea of cookie bars where you spread the batter into a pan, bake and then cut them into squares.  These cookies are a bit on the salty side so if you would like a sweeter cookie then reduce the salt.  They also use oil instead of butter so no creaming butter and sugar which for me is a timesaver.  The first time I made them we thought they were very tasty but a little greasy.  So I reduced the oil.  Less oil meant they required a little more effort to spread in the pan but we enjoyed more this way.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Adapted from Taste and Tell

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt (this gives the cookie a salty taste, reduce amount if you don't want a salty cookie)
3/4 cup canola oil
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Spray a 9x13 pan with baking spray.

In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt.

In a large bowl, add the oil and both sugars.  Mix well.  Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well between each addition.  Stir in the vanilla.

Add the dry ingredients gradually, mixing until combined.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  Spread the mixture into the prepared pan.  The batter will be much thicker than a cake batter and will take a bit of effort to get it spread into all the corners.  Bake for 18-22 minutes or until light golden.

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  1. Love this simple way of indulgence....bars look yum....

  2. looks soooo tempting n delicious...

  3. such a treat for kids... looks so good...

  4. These look great! I tried a recipe for cookie bars a while back and they didn't turn our good at all, but the texture of yours looks fantastic! Do these taste cakey, or are they studier than that? I would love to give these a shot; so much easier than making individual cookies!

    1. Thanks Henna! They are more sturdy than a cake. The batter is much thicker than a cake batter. I found this way of making cookies is such a time saver and my boys love cookies so much....they would have cookies over cake any day :). Let me know how they turn out if you give them a try!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing this one - my hubby and son LOVED this recipe so much! :)


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