Chocolate chip cookie bars

I’ve been in a big cookie bar mood lately. They’re just so much easier than making cookies. No need to portion dough, bake, wait, and repeat it all over and over. You just throw all the dough into a pan and 15 minutes later you’re all set. In fact, growing up I almost preferred chocolate chip cookie bars over cookies.

These bars have a good amount of chocolate chips in them, which is awesome.

Chocolate Chip Bars – from My Baking Adventures, originally from Cookie Madness
8 oz regular salted butter (2 sticks) – I used unsalted butter
1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup of brown sugar, packed
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional) – I added the salt
2 (12 oz) packages of semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups chopped pecans (optional) – I omitted the pecans

Cream the butter and sugars, beat in the eggs and vanilla.. Combine the dry ingredients and blend in. Add chips and nuts. Spread in a greased 15x 10 inch baking pan. Bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.

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7 Responses to “Almond Joy (actually Mounds) Cupcakes”

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    Erin — June 16, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    I’ve had my eye on these for a while now! They look fabulous!

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    Carrie — June 16, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    These sound great, I love coconut!

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    Julie — June 16, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Those look delish! I’ll bet my husband would love those.

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    Jennifer — June 17, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Loving the cupcake creation and the filling looks SO good!!

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    Joelen — June 17, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    I have cupcake envy – this looks fantastic!

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    Deborah — June 17, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    These look amazing!!

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    Carol — June 28, 2009 at 1:05 am

    HOLY COW!!! I just stumbled upon your blog and am I ever glad I did!

    From one Massachusetts “sista” to another….these look AMAZING, Jen.

    I can’t WAIT to try them. I’m enjoying all of your other delicious dishes too!!! 🙂

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