Chocolate chip cookies — thick, crumbly, home baked — are my favorite dessert. And I have a great friend whose dad used to make the best cookie bar I’d ever had (he even made some especially for me to munch on as I got ready for my wedding!). I’ve been wanting to make my own and figured an office Thanksgiving lunch was a great opportunity to try it.
It was an eventful night.
Used the wrong flour (unknowingly, in my defense) and my fantastic, loving, sweet, gracious husband went out and got more butter so we could make another batch.
There were tears. There was laughter. There was a good bit of hugging it out.
All of that to say:
1. My husband rocks.
2. Cookie bars, when made with the right ingredients, are delicious.
- 1 cup butter or margarine
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups flour
- 3/4 tsp. salt
- 3/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1 cup chocolate chips (or more if desired)
- Cream butter, sugars, and vanilla together. Add in eggs.
- Stir in flour, salt and baking soda until combined.
- Gently fold in chocolate chips and nuts if desired.
- Spread on greased 9×13 pan. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, or until lightly golden brown on top.
Enjoy, and remember sometimes all it takes in the face of a bummed out situation is a hug and some laughter.