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
- ½ cup 1 stick butter
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment or aluminum foil. Spray lightly with oil.
- 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 â€“ 30 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Mmmm! I’ve never made cookie bars before. They sorta look like chocolate chip brownies. I have to try them!
These look really yummy!
Lisa @ The Gonzo Gourmet says
We have a similar sweet in our family recipes called Congo Bars. I made them for the Food Bloggers bake sale in May and they, like yours, were a hit! Fun blog you’ve got, I love your writing. Stopping by from SRC.
I should make these for my boyfriend and top with ice cream for a sundae.
Sasha @ The Procrastobaker says
Why have you done this to me…they look too easy and yummy NOT to make! Ive never made a chocolate chip cookie in bar form but think its about time this is changed :)
Lauren at Keep It Sweet says
I kind of want these for breakfast!
Okay, first things first: the chocolate chip cookie bars look awesomely chocolatey and moist and yummy! And second, you are in my head, woman! :D My mum and I JUST bought a new baking pan the other day to make things like bars and I was contemplating using this recipe for chocolate chip cookie bars from one of my Food & Wine magazines! Up in the mountains or not, you have telepathic brain waves! I hope everything is going well with the new house and best wishes for your fam and new baby <3
Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies says
I’ve learned that chocolate chip cookies come out so much more delicious in bar form. I tried it with the Joanne Chang’s recipe and was amazed at how it improved it even more. Your bars look absolutely yummy.
Pam @ From Apples To Zucchini says
Yum! These look great – cookie bars are so easy and so delicious. I have been wanting to make some myself, and maybe I should just go for it – thanks for the inspiration!
Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen says
Cookie bars are the best! And chocolate chip? Well, you can’t really go wrong! You are tackling a gas oven, a new house (with different lighting issues I’m sure, high altitude baking, and a baby just days away?! You are incredible!!!
Christina @ This Woman Cooks! says
Sounds delish! I have yet to make cookie bars. That must change.
I love any dessert in bar form! Sounds fabulous!
I’ve never had to bake at a higher altitude. Good for you for accepting the challenge!
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says
Sure sounds and looks like a blondie to me! I don’t care… I’ll eat it, whatever it’s called :)