I’ve been hesitant to post many baking recipes since moving up into the mountains because everyone has me scared about high-altitude baking. It’s all I’ve heard since we found out where we would be moving so I was pretty terrified. But honestly? I haven’t had any real issues. My 4th of July cake fell apart when I cut into it but I had also used meringue powder instead of egg whites because I always run out of eggs at the worst times. So maybe I’ve just been lucky? Who knows.

Anyway, any recipe I come up with on my own may have weird baking times for awhile (like with 10-15 minute variation) just because I’m worried that I’m having to cook things longer than anyone at sea level would. Just keep an eye on things as I’m sure you already do!

These cookie bars turned out so yummy. They’re like a cross between a cookie cake and a blondie. Not as thin as a cookie cake but not as dense as a blondie. My boys tore through them and have already asked me to make them again.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment or aluminum foil. Spray lightly with oil.
  2. Melt butter; stir in granulated sugar and brown sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add flour, baking powder, and salt; stir just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

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