If you are already following our journey for a while you may know this by now… if you are new to Delight Baking we will herewith inform you: We LOVE cookies! Therefore it was time for these chewy chocolate chip cookies bars.

Now, who said that cookies need to be round and baked as single round dough balls? Exactly: No one! We already made some lemon bars and really liked the format. So why not do the same with everyone’s darling: the chocolate chip cookie!

There is no need for the portioning before baking and they are easier to transport if you would like to bring them along to a party as a dessert.

Things to know before you start

Time Schedule

StepsWork timeWaiting time
Prepare baking pan~5 minutes
Mix – Dough~20 minutes
Bake30-35 minutes
Cool1 hour
Cut~5 minutes

In 2 hours you will have a baking pan full of chewy chocolate chip cookie bars.

Total ingredients

WeightIngredient
170 gButter
200 gBrown sugar
50 gWhite sugar
2xEggs (large)
8 gVanilla extract
280 gAll-purpose flour
3 gBaking powder
4 gCorn starch
3 gSalt
200 gDark couverture chocolate
~2 gSea salt (optional)

Depending on how big you are going to cut you will have 16 or 20 chewy chocolate chip cookie bars.

Info: Of course you can also use chocolate chips, milk chocolate or white chocolate instead of dark couverture chocolate. Or even mix different types of chocolat together.

Difficulty

You won’t really find a more simple recipe than this one with just five steps.

Baking tools

A hand mixer, two bowls and a 24 x 24 x 6 cm baking pan are needed.

Besides that you can have a look at our should have baking tools for more helpers in your kitchen.

Steps

1. Prepare baking pan

  • Prepare a baking pan by covering the insides with parchment paper
  • Leave an overhang on all sides to easily lift the cookie bars out of the pan when fully cooled down

2. Mix – Dough

WeightIngredient
170 gButter (melted)
200 gBrown sugar
50 gWhite sugar
2xEggs (large)
8 gVanilla extract
  • We used a hand mixer to mix the dough, but you can also use a stand mixer
  • Melt the butter and let it slightly cool down
  • Beat together the melted butter with the brown and white sugar in a large bowl for 2 minutes or until fluffy
  • Whisk in one whole egg and only use the egg yolk of the second one
  • Afterwards, add the vanilla extract and mix until combined
  • The mixture will be pretty thick
WeightIngredient
280 gAll-purpose flour
3 gBaking powder
4 gCorn starch
3 gSalt
  • Sift all the dry ingredients together in a second bowl and stir until combined
  • Carefully add them to the previous dough step by step while mixing further on low speed until just combined to avoid overmixing
  • The dough should be very soft but still thick

 

WeightIngredient
200 gDark couverture chocolate
~2 gSea salt (optional)
  • Chop the couverture chocolate in chunks
  • Fold the chocolate into the dough with a big spoon
  • Press the dough firmly into the prepared baking pan and make sure that everything is even
  • Sprinkle some sea salt on top

3. Bake

  • Preheat oven to 175°C (347°F) with the upper and lower heat function
  • Put the baking pan in the oven on the middle rack and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until lightly browned on the sides
  • After baking take your finished chewy chocolate chip cookie bars out, but keep them in the baking pan
  • Tip: Check if the cookie bars are finished baking by sticking a skewer in the middle until you reach the bottom and pull it out again. If it comes out clean, the cookie bars are done. If not, bake for 5 more minutes and check again.

4. Cool

  • Let the chewy chocolate chip cookie bars cool in the baking pan on a wire rack for about 1 hour

5. Portion

  • Lift the cookie bars out of the pan by using the overhang of the parchment paper on the sides
  • Cut into even squares by making 3 horizontal and 3 vertical cuts to have 16 cookie bars or go for 4 cuts to have 20 slightly smaller ones

Conclusion

Taste

Most people really love chocolate chip cookies and this is due to the perfect match of dough and chocolate drops. Dough and chocolate are melting during the baking process while the dough also gets a little firm on the outside (but still soft).

Thanks to baking these cookie bars in a little baking pan, they have a nice and crunchy crust. We love the mix of softly melting and crunch which is just perfectly covered in these bars.

To add another level of contrast to these bars, adding some sea salt is just the peak of delight. With this little extra the taste gets its final touch.

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