Chocolate Chip Bar Cookies

2 cups flour
1 3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips*
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs
Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 9×13 inch baking pan. In a large bowl, mix together butter and sugar until thoroughly mixed. Add vanilla and eggs, stir to combine. Add the flour and baking power, mix thoroughly. Use a spatula to evenly distribute the dough into the prepared pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool completely before slicing. I found it was easier to slice when the whole thing was removed from the pan.
* Mini chips work well here, sometimes the regular chips are difficult to slice.
My thoughts:
Bar cookies are even easier than drop cookies and just as good. These are a little chewy and very chocolate-y. I like how the mini chips distribute so evenly and you get some chocolate in every bite. I tried to cut them using a large pumpkin cookie cutter and it worked but it would have only yielded a few cookies, by stitching to slicing, I ended up with over 18 good sized cookies.


  1. YUUUUUMMMMMMMM-EEEEEEEEEEEEEE! I’m so glad I don’t have to share these with Randy!

  2. Now, you know I’ve put this on my list of recipes to try. Yum! Thanks!


  3. I just made something like these too…quite yummy.

  4. Brava (as usual) from a long time lurker 😀

    Quick Question: I’m assuming, per the instructions, there are to be eggs in the ingredient list…How many might that be?

  5. Man..I love chocolate chip in bar format!

  6. Bar cookies are definitely easier to make than cookie-shaped cookies. Yum!