Food

Cookie Bars

Saturdays are lovely days spent lazying around the apartment, cooking pork chops, updating my blog, and watching White Collar with Aaron. I had a fun breakthrough with my food page and I only vowed to destroy the internet about 3–4 times while figuring it out! (There’s a reason I’m an English language major and not a technology major) It’s been fun figuring out different things I want to add to my blog!

Onto cookies. I am sometimes a little overambitious when I make my cookies. When I make a new cookie recipe each Sunday after church, I sometimes (okay, often) find out that the cookie dough has to chill in the fridge for an hour or the cookies should cool for 4 hours before they’re ready to be eaten. That’s usually a problem because I’m always in a rush to finish them, and they often don’t turn out as well as they could have.

I love it when I find an easy, straight-forward recipe that I feel like I can whip up anytime I want to! I found this tasty cookie bar recipe on my regular Pinterest rounds (I’m always searching for new cookie recipes for ward choir) and found this gem (P.S. I doubled the recipe because I don’t have a square pan). I made them last week, and they were a definite keeper!
Cookie Bars
Adapted from Lil’ Luna
Ingredients
1/2 c. butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. sifted flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. baking soda
Approximately 3/4 c. chocolate chips
Directions
Melt butter and brown sugar in microwave-safe bowl until it is completely melted. Let it cool.
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Add vanilla and egg to the microwaved mixture and mix well. Add remaining dry ingredients (minus the chocolate chips) gradually. Blend the mixture well, and pour into greased 9×9 pan (or 9×12 if you are doubling the recipe).
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Sprinkle with chocolate chips and bake at 350˚F for 20–25 minutes (longer if you doubled the recipe). Take out once the middle has set.

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Eat when they’re warm and gooey, or let them cool so they become more solid!
I love the crispy golden edges! It was nice and gooey in the middle, too. Yum.