Thursday, May 5, 2011

Quick Bar Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Spring is slow to come here.....but we knew it would be that way, with the large amount of snow fall accumulated in the winter.  Signs of spring are coming though and maybe it is good that the snow has not all left, piling on a new type of yard work for me.  It has been very busy here with work and life and I have been trying to sort out a crochet pattern which seemed so easy at the start, but which has lead to quite a few attempts being ripped and restarted many times already.  I am not quite ready to give up though....since I feel pretty close to figuring it out.
After making such a frustrating job of all this crochet 'busy work'.....I nearly ran myself out of time to  make a lunch box snack for  Ike this week.  So I decided to make something really quick. I have not made these in many years.  They are quick and easy and chewy if you don't over bake them.

Chocolate Chip Bar Cookies
2 cups plus 2 Tbsp flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup melted butter
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups chocolate chips
Melt butter and set aside to cool.  In large mixing bowl, beat slightly cooled melted butter with sugars, eggs and vanilla.  In a separate bowl mix flour, soda and salt together, then fold the dry mixture into the wet without over mixing.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Lightly press into a greased 9 X 13 inch pan and bake at 350 F for 20-30 minutes until slightly golden.  Top should be slightly risen and sides should just be beginning to pull away from the sides of the pan. When cool slice into serving sized squares.


Felicity said...

You still have snow? I don't know what to say. I thought we had a late start to Spring.

Your bars look delicious!

LittleRed said...

Perfectly mucky weather for yard work now! The last little bits of snow are hiding in the shadows and will soon be all gone. It has been a very late spring everywhere I think.