Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Recipe

Every Wednesday my son Bill comes over for dinner. I always make him a nice home cooked meal and send him home with some leftovers. I also make dessert every Wednesday too. It is the only night of the week that dessert is guaranteed.

On the menu last week:

Chicken Parmesan!

chicken parmThis is one of Bill’s favorite recipes. When he was little this was the meal he always ordered whenever we would go out to eat. I love making chicken parm for him and always make a huge batch so he gets extra leftovers to bring home.

And for dessert:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars!

Blondie Bars 1

Here’s the recipe I used from Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Pan Cookie.

Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Pan Cookie

    • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup butter, softened
    • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 (12 ounce) packages semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • 1 cup chopped nuts ( I like pecans) (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375* Grease a 15×10-inch jelly roll pan.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
  3. Beat butter, both sugars and vanilla in large mixer bowl.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each.
  5. Gradually beat flour mixture into butter mixture.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
  7. Spread into prepared pan.
  8. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

I used a 9 x 13 pan and baked them for a few minutes longer. I started checking them after 25 minutes and took them out after about 8 to 10 minutes more. I also did not put nuts in mine.

I like to bake these when I have a craving for chocolate chip cookies but don’t want to spend all day baking them in batches. This is a much quicker way to get that Toll House Cookie fix!!


Thanks for reading!

~ Tami

20 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Recipe

  1. Reblogged this on Tanglewood Knots and commented:

    Last night was Dinner with Bill night – so you know what that means! Dessert Recipe!! Chocolate chip cookie bars – quicker than cookies and still so gooey chocolatey good!!


    1. I like them better than cookies when it’s hot outside. With cookies I have to have the oven on for hours because I need to bake in batches. These I just dump the dough into one pan and half an hour later YUM! 😀

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    1. My Dear Svelte Cobs – didn’t you know that internet recipes are made up of virtual calories which = 0 because they are virtual!! You should make a double batch!
      ~ Tami

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  2. These look delicious! I don’t have any eggs or chocolate chips left, unfortunately, so I have to wait until my husband goes grocery shopping to make them (because I am SO making a batch…or two this weekend!). Hope you’re having a good day!

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    1. Yes you need to make two batches of these!! Have you swapped out the dog sled on the ice roads for a canoe or kayak to get to town for cookie bar supplies yet? 😀

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      1. Tami, I am TOTALLY planning on making a double batch. They probably freeze well, right? Maybe I should make more than double. I don’t think I could ever tire of chocolate chip anything. The flood waters have finally receded so I docked my Ark, shaved my Huskies and pimped up my sled with some wheels.

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    1. Oh that sounds like a delicious gluten free modification to this recipe! Peanut butter and chocolate MMMMMM!! Those people at the Reeses factory truly discovered the secret to a happy life!! 😀

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  3. Yummm. Both the chicken parm and the cookies look delicious. Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite dessert. 🍪🍪 Can’t wait to try this recipe but I don’t have the best luck with baking cookies. Once I used a brownie mix and decreased the ingredients to make cookies though, they turned out great!

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    1. I like this recipe because I don’t have to worry about the cookies going flat or overbaked – and I can cut it into giant pieces and say “Oh I only had one!” 😀 I’ll have to try that brownie mix trick!


      1. Lol. I would definitely cut it into large pieces. The brownie mix cookies turn out like subway cookies. And I use Ghirardelli triple chocolate. In not sure exactly how much u decrease the oil by, but I think it’s 1egg. I found the recipe online.

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