Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are quite the after school treat. Grab a glass of milk and make the kids smile.
Who loves chocolate chip cookies? I do. What’s not to like about a buttery cookie laced with the right amount of chocolate? No wonder why it is America’s favorite!
My kids also love chocolate chip cookies but sometimes I do not have the time or patience to make a batch. Even though it is easy to mix up the dough, it is a little more work to drop the cookies on a pan, cool them and then get the next pan in the oven. Well, I solved the time and patience problem by making chocolate chip cookies in a bar form. I added some sea salt and toffee to make this one sweet and salty treat that my family loves.
I have to admit I have always loved bar cookies and in my mind they win over a regular drop cookie. I like that they are crispy on the outside but softer and denser on the inside. Bar cookies are also perfect to freeze after they are baked. You can pull them out of the freezer for unexpected company. If my children invite friends over after school, I am ready for them. I make sure to put these way in the back where no one can find them. Behind the green beans is a great hiding place. Or else they might be gone when I need them.
These salted toffee chocolate chip cookie bars are perfect with a glass milk. If you really want to be decadent, serve them with homemade Nesquik.
Tips for making bar cookies:
- Make sure you use the right size pan that the recipe calls for.
- Do not over mix the dough.
- Check your bar cookies a few minutes before they are done to make sure they are not overcooked. Ovens can fluctuate in temperature. Usually, bar cookies are done when a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Use a large chef style knife to cut the bars after they are fully cooled.
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