Aunt Betty's Chocolate Chip Cookie BarsPrep: 20 min Cook: 25 min Servings: 24by Carolinaheartstrings301 recipes>
To be honest with you, my aunt’s recipe was chocolate chip cookies, not bars, but I decided to make them into bars one evening when I wanted something sweet and did not want to bake endless pans of cookies (her recipe makes about 70 cookies). I used to make these cookies all the time when I was a teenager and I have not made her version in years. I tweaked it ever so slightly using a box of vanilla pudding and a 9×13 pan which made the bars thicker and almost cake-like. I topped the pan with some semi sweet chocolate in a thin layer and boy were they delicious.
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 2 sticks butter, softened at room temperature
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 package instant vanilla pudding mix (1 ounce package)
- 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons half and half
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- Cream together the brown sugar, white sugar and butter. Add the eggs and vanilla and stir well. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, pudding and cream of tartar. Stir into the sugar mixture. Mix until combined. Add the chocolate chips. Preheat your oven to 350. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray. Spread the cookie mixture evenly into the pan. Bake the cookies at 350 for approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Check to be sure they are done (toothpick in center) at 20 minutes, if not, put them back in for a few minutes longer.
- While the bar cookies are baking, melt 1 cup semi sweet morsels in the microwave. Stir in the half and half until the mixture is creamy. As soon as the bars come out of the oven spread evenly over the top. Cool before cutting. Makes approximately 24 small bars.
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