Double chocolate chip cookie bars

These double chocolate chip cookie bars are so soft and chewy that they are similar to a fudge brownie!

Double chocolate chip cookie bars

My daughter surprised me the other day. While I was working one afternoon, Addie was downstairs baking away in the kitchen. I figured that she had made some cookies since that is what she’s been comfortable making.

However, I was pleasantly surprised when I saw these double chocolate chip cookie bars. She heeded my advice and took these out of the oven a little bit early so that they wouldn’t overbake. In addition, she was confident enough to make her own revisions to the original recipe. Here, she doubled the recipe, added a layer of chocolate chips in between the layers, and also added cocoa powder.

Double chocolate chip cookie bars

I asked her what prompted her to make these edits, and Addie said that the dough looked a bit wet so she added cocoa powder to solidify it. In addition, the batter appeared thin in the pan so she decided to make a double batch. She also got the idea to add chocolate chips between the layers. Call me a proud mom for these improvisations!

The bars were so soft and gooey when they came out of the oven and were still slightly warm. We each enjoyed one after dinner one evening and then put them in the refrigerator to firm up overnight. The following day, we had another slice, and we all noted that these tasted more like a fudge brownie rather than a cookie bar. In my opinion, that is a good thing!

Double chocolate chip cookie bars

I imagine that these would taste even more decadent with a scoop of ice cream on top and/or with a drizzle of caramel sauce or chocolate syrup. Needless to say, I am so proud of my little baker and look forward to trying more of her kitchen creations.

Husband’s rating: 4.5 out of 5
Addie’s rating: 4.5 out of 5
My rating: 4.5 out of 5

Double chocolate chip cookie bars
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5 from 1 vote

Double chocolate chip cookie bars

These soft and decadent double chocolate chip cookie bars almost taste like a fudge brownie. They are perfect as-is and can also be topped with a scoop of ice cream!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time17 minutes
Total Time32 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bars
Servings: 16
Author: Eva Bakes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter melted
  • 4 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips divided

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350℉. Generously grease or line an 8"x8" baking pan and set aside.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter. Let the butter cool down slightly and then add in the brown sugar and granulated sugar. Use a spatula to mix vigorously until the mixture is uniform.
  • Add in the egg and the vanilla and mix well until there are no traces of egg left.
  • Add in the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and half of the chocolate chips. Mix until no dry streaks remain.
  • Transfer half of the batter into your prepared baking pan. Press it down so that it is flat on the top. Sprinkle the remaining ½ cup of the chocolate chips (or event more) on top of the batter. Add the other half of the batter on top of the chocolate chips and smooth the top.
  • Bake in your preheated oven for 17 minutes or until the edge appear set. The center may appear underdone, and that's OK.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and allow the bars to cool before slicing and serving. The bars will continue to set as they cool. You can transfer the bars to a refrigerator to cool completely - they will be fudge-like once they've set in the refrigerator.

Notes

Leftover bars should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator and will last several days.
Source: Slightly adapted from Lifestyle of a Foodie

2 Comments

  1. June
    July 12, 2024 / 2:37 pm

    5 stars
    Who doesn’t love a cookie recipe that morphs into a brownie? Double the yum!

    • evabakes
      Author
      July 12, 2024 / 5:34 pm

      Double the yum indeed! 😍

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