Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

When we do a cookie bar, we want an easy, delicious recipe

Our bar cookies are usually made in 18”x26” sheet pans, so we want a good,simple recipe that works every time - here it is, scaled down to a 9”x13” pan.

Bar cookies are very popular for parties. One reason is that you can easily control the size you're serving. This is different from cookies, which change size during baking - and then you're stuck with however they turn out. But with bars, you will cut them to size. So you can get them just right for your stand-up buffet with limited plating, or larger for a knife and fork it gig. Portion control.

Filling and delicious, these cookies can be a stand-alone dessert or served with other chocolate desserts.

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Portions/Servings This recipe will feed 16 people.
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12 sticks of butter or margarine
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350° .

Combine the ingredients. Stir well. Refrigerate the dough for an hour or two for best results.

Grease your 9”x13” pan with margarine. Do this carefully and make sure there are no dry spots.

Press the dough into the pan as evenly as possible. Use some margarine on your fingers if the dough gets sticky.

Bake for 22 minutes at 350° . It will brown up a little.

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