Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars


The other day I was browsing our fellow foodies and I came across Brownie or Die... She had made this recipe from Cooks Illustrated... It was love at first site and I knew I had to make it... So I came home and did just that... So here is the recipe"

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Ingredients:
2 1/8 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
12 tablespoons butter (melted)
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cup chocolate chips

First preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Adjust your oven rack to the middle(I left mine where it was at and it worked just fine)Line a 13 x 9 inch pan with foil(I used parchment paper)Spray the lined pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Mix flour, salt and baking soda together in a bowl and set to the side.

Whisk melted butter and sugars in a bowl until combined.
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Add the egg, the egg yolk and vanilla until well blended.
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Using a rubber spatula fold in the dry ingredients. Then fold in the chocolate chips. DO NOT OVER MIX
Put the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with spatula..
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Here it is baking... I needed to take a peak...
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Bake until top is a light golden brown and the sides slightly pull away from the pan. About 27 minutes... Let it cool to room temperature then cut into 2 inch squares and serve.
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I did not wait till room temp I just waited for about 5 minutes until they were cooled... Then Jason and I had one with a glass of milk. You know it is good when Jason mumbles as his mouth is over flowing with cookie bar... " Ohh yeah... Oh yeah you gotta make these again..." As if the whole pan in front of his face was not enough!!
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Then today ( the next day) I decided to turn it into the base for a cookie sundae... I heated the cookie bar then placed a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream ontop ( blue bell)... I then dressed it up with melted caramel and hot fudge... what do you think???
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Mmmm take a bite!!
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All I can say is WOW... It is for sure a keeper at our house...

Sinfully Yours,

Heather

12 comments:

Ryan on April 10, 2008 at 2:46 PM said...

You are such a good homemaker, you make the rest of us look bad. LOL, Those look so good, especially when you turned them into a sundae. YUMMY

Sophie on April 10, 2008 at 8:42 PM said...

I love the caramel design! Very chic! Even though it looks like it belongs in a fancy restaurant, I'd totally dig into this face first :P!

rebekka on April 11, 2008 at 5:00 PM said...

Oh my GOSH! That looks SOOOO good!

missy said...

delicious! and hope you get to make the chocolate ganache cupcakes soon! :)

Chuck on April 12, 2008 at 7:00 PM said...

Heather, love the blog. It's funny as I scroll down looking at each photo I get more and more hungry. Them I see the ice cream and my eyes start to water. Then the chocolate and the caramel sauce comes and I'm starting to drool. Delicious!

Cakespy on April 13, 2008 at 9:16 PM said...

I think I just died and went to heaven. These look so, so good.

farida on April 15, 2008 at 12:00 AM said...

This looks so delicious! My daughter loves anything chocolate chip and I am sure she would love to try this one out!

By the way, I found you through Chuck's The Knead For Bread and I loved your blog. I am going to subscribe to you now to read more from you. Cheers from my kitchen:)

farida on April 15, 2008 at 1:28 PM said...

Heather, I've just tagged you for a Six Word Memoir. If you would like to play (it is optional) please visit this link for the rules. Have fun!

http://azcookbook.wordpress.com/2008/04/15/i-won-ice-cream-my-6-word-memoir/

CupcakeLady on April 16, 2008 at 8:43 PM said...

Those choc chip cookie bars look delicious, and you have a great presentation. It has restaurant quality!

familiabencomo on April 16, 2008 at 8:56 PM said...

Ooooh! I have ALL the ingredients here & now.... Thank you for sharing. I love cookie bars b/c they suit my impatient nature.

xoxox Amy

How To Eat A Cupcake on April 23, 2008 at 1:25 PM said...

Ahaha I'm so glad you shared this sweet sin! LOL :)

PopGirl890 on August 26, 2010 at 7:09 PM said...

These look sooo good! Like a cookie except more moist and better.

 

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