I could eat chocolate chip cookies everyday. I feel like eating them everyday. Which means I think about them everyday (this can’t be a good thing?).
What kind of a question is that? HECK YES I WOULD.
Well, a girl can dream.
Unfortunately, chocolate chip cookies are full of calories, so these went to a friend of Boyfriend’s who he works with, who reads my little blog and who apparently bugs him every shift to bring her some baked goods (yes, you know who you are!).
I have been meaning to make these bars for a while. This is actually the same recipe as this, but baked in bar form.
Even easier. Even gooier. Even better.
165g unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks), melted and cooled until warm
1 cup packed light or dark brown sugar (7 ounces)
1/2 cup white sugar (3 1/2 ounces)
1 egg yolk
2 cups + 2 tbsp plain flour (10 1/2 ounces)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips or chunks (milk or dark)
Preheat the oven to 170 C and line a 22 x 32 cm (9 x 13 inch) pan with parchment paper.
Using an electric mixer or a wooden spoon, beat the butter and sugars together until smooth.
Add the egg, the egg yolk and mix until combined.
Add the flour, baking soda and salt and mix (on a low speed) until just incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips until they are mixed through the dough.
Press the dough evenly into the lined pan. You may want to use your hands here. I did.
Sprinkle with sea salt (optional and bake for 20-25 minutes, until slightly golden. Allow to cool before cutting. Makes 20-24 bars.
These are so easy to make that I stood by and instructed as Boyfriend made them all by himself (it was hard, just standing by. I am a control freak). He has made cookies with me about three times already and when they’re done he always goes “What? That’s all? But I wanna mix more!”. Cute.