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Large Batch Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Large Batch Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
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Hey there, friends. Summer has officially begun! Let the crazy/good times begin. 🙂 If you are a parent and have school aged kids that are now home for the summer, you and I understand that this is one wild time of year, am I right? It always takes me a couple of weeks to get into the summertime groove. I read a super funny article today about summertime and child rearing. You can see it HERE. It will make you smile. 🙂

Not only does summer time come with an abundance of children (and heat!), but it seems we are always headed to some fun gathering where treats are needed. In an effort to save time in the kitchen (and heat in my oven) I tweaked my standard Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar recipe just a bit and made it into a large batch recipe, made in a sheet pan that will yield 35 large bars, or 70 small ones. That is something to smile about, yes? You can add any kind of chocolate chips…milk chocolate, semi sweet, butterscotch, peanut butter or any combination you enjoy. I opted to use milk chocolate chips and m and m’s. Mostly because color is fun. And fun is good.

Hope some of you get a chance to try them! Take them camping or to the pool. Pack them along to your family reunion or to girls camp. They make a great, easy treat.

Large Batch Chocolate Chip Cookie BArs

Let me show you how to make them happen!

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1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
2. Place 1 1/2 C butter into a large glass bowl. Melt the butter in the microwave.

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3. Add 2 C brown sugar and 1 C white sugar and stir to combine. Then add 2 eggs, 2 egg yolks and 4 tsp vanilla. Whisk it together until well combined.

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3. In a separate bowl combine 4 1/4 C flour, 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp baking soda.

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4. Stir the dry mixture into the sugar mixture. Don’t mix it in all the way. The trick to making these bars nice and soft on the inside is not to over mix and not to over bake. So, at this stage…leave a bit of the flour showing. It will incorporate nicely for you as you stir in the chocolate.

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5. Add 2 C milk chocolate chips and 2 C of M and M’s (almost all of a medium sized bag). You can use any kind of chocolate chips.

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6. Stir the chocolate in to combine.

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7. Spray a large cookie sheet with cooking spray (mine is 12 x 17). Press the dough evenly into the pan.
8. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until the outside is slightly golden. You want to be sure not to over bake. They are much better if the inside is nice and soft.

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9. Allow them to cool for about 10 minutes then slice into bars and enjoy!

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Here’s the handy printable…

Large Batch Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 35 large bars or 70 small bars

Ingredients

1 1/2 C butter
2 C brown sugar
1 C white sugar
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
4 tsp vanilla
4 1/4 C flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 C milk chocolate chips
2 C M&Ms

Instructions

1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
2. Place 1 1/2 C butter into a large glass bowl. Melt the butter in the microwave.
3. Add 2 C brown sugar and 1 C white sugar and stir to combine. Then add 2 eggs, 2 egg yolks and 4 tsp vanilla. Whisk it together until well combined.
4. In a separate bowl combine 4 1/4 C flour, 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp baking soda.
5. Stir the dry mixture into the sugar mixture. Don't mix it in all the way. The trick to making these bars nice and soft on the inside is not to over mix and not to over bake. So, at this stage...leave a bit of the flour showing. It will incorporate nicely for you as you stir in the chocolate.
6. Add 2 C milk chocolate chips and 2 C of M and M's (almost all of a medium sized bag). You can use any kind of chocolate chips.
7. Stir the chocolate in to combine.
8. Spray a large cookie sheet with cooking spray (mine is 12 x 17). Press the dough evenly into the pan.
9. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until the outside is slightly golden. You want to be sure not to over bake. They are much better if the inside is nice and soft.
10. Allow them to cool for about 10 minutes then slice into bars and enjoy!
http://jamiecooksitup.net/2016/06/large-batch-chocolate-chip-cookie-bars/

 



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8 Comments

  1. 1
    Erin R.
    June 7, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Ohhh, that cross section at the end showing the crust on top and the goo inside… I’m tucking this recipe away for our next family party. No one can resist a chocolate chip cookie bar.

  2. 2
    Barbara
    July 3, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Just checking in to see if your website issues have been corrected. I guess not as it still shows your last post was June 7th. Or maybe you have given up blogging. So sad as I really enjoyed reading your blog.

    • 3
      Jamie
      July 3, 2016 at 8:38 pm

      Hi Barbara,
      Thanks for checking in with me. 🙂 My blog is still up and running and I’ve been posting regularly. If you click the refresh button on your computer you should be able to see all of the lastest posts.
      All the best,
      ~Jamie

      • 4
        Ashley Martin
        August 12, 2016 at 3:26 pm

        Will you please give the the recipe for the large batch chocolate chip cookie bars. Its not showing up.

  3. 5
    Terri Gardner
    August 12, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Your recipe for the large batch cookie bars doesn’t show up. Just adds and comments? I have used this recipe before and I just needed to click on it.

  4. 6
    Tara
    August 14, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    I attempted the large batch cookie bars without much success. I cooked them for 25 minutes at 325 and it’s like raw dough inside. Not sure if I missed something or just need to cook them longer. It was like they needed another 10 minutes. ?

  5. 7
    Tracy
    September 10, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Your picture instructions do not include the vanilla, so now my whole pan of bars is missing the vanilla!!! ?

    • 8
      Jamie
      September 12, 2016 at 6:54 am

      Hi Tracy,
      Thanks for catching my error. Hopefully they still turned out great. 🙂
      Best,
      ~Jamie

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