Effortless Indulgence: Lazy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

1. Introduction

Craving something sweet but short on time? Our Lazy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are the answer! Perfect for busy days, these bars combine the beloved taste of classic chocolate chip cookies with the ease of a bar recipe. Whether you’re a baking novice or a seasoned pro, this recipe promises a delightful treat without the hassle. With simple steps and everyday ingredients, you’ll find these cookie bars not only incredibly easy to make but also a hit with all ages. Ideal for last-minute gatherings, potlucks, or just a cozy night in, these bars offer the perfect balance of chewiness and chocolatey goodness. So, let’s dive into the world of effortless baking and treat ourselves to these mouthwatering cookie bars!

2. Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

3. Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C).
  2. Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan or line it with parchment paper.

4. How to Prepare

  1. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the melted butter, brown sugar, and white sugar thoroughly. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy.
  3. Blend in the sifted ingredients until just mixed. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon.
  4. Press the cookie dough evenly into the prepared pan.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool in the pan on a wire rack.

5. Preparation Time

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 45 minutes

6. Servings

  • This recipe yields approximately 24 cookie bars.

7. FAQs

Q: Can I use different types of chocolate chips? A: Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with milk, dark, or even white chocolate chips.

Q: How do I store the cookie bars? A: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Q: Can I add nuts to the recipe? A: Yes, you can add up to 1 cup of chopped nuts, such as walnuts or pecans, for added texture.

Q: Is it necessary to use a 9×13 inch pan? A: For best results, yes. However, you can use a different sized pan, just adjust the baking time accordingly.

Q: Can I make the dough ahead of time? A: Yes, the dough can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

8. Conclusion

In the world of baking, sometimes simplicity reigns supreme, and our Lazy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are a testament to that. With their rich, gooey texture and classic flavor, these bars are a no-fuss treat that anyone can enjoy. Ideal for those spur-of-the-moment cravings or when time is of the essence, they deliver the comforting taste of homemade cookies without the extensive effort. Whether you’re sharing them with friends, family, or savoring them solo, these cookie bars are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. So next time you’re in the mood for something sweet and simple, remember these Lazy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars – your quick fix to homemade happiness.