Another sweet+salty dessert combo! Score! These bars taste exactly like chocolate chip cookies and they are even less work! No chill, no scooping out a thousand cookie dough balls, and no mixer needed! Just toss a little bit of this and a little bit of that together and BAM! Awesome chocolate chip cookie bars!
Happy long weekend! Does anyone have any fun plans for Memorial Day? We are keeping it pretty low-key here. Just having some family over, grilling, and swimming in the pool! I do love summer! So next Saturday, I am doing another half marathon! It will be my second half ever and I am totally pumped! My first half marathon I ran with my dad. This time around my dad and I convinced my sister to run it with us (first bump)! Unfortunately the half we were planning on running, the Minneapolis Half Marathon, got canceled last-minute, like literally 3 days ago!!!!!!!!!!!! <– Not that I am bitter or anything… But at least there are other half marathons the same weekend so we are all set for a different race 1 week from today!!!
OK so these sea salt chocolate chip cookie bars are so good! I will go for a little piece, and then go back for seconds… and thirds… and fourths… But hey they say cookies are the best fuel for running a half marathon right? So a few notes about these: 1- Sea salt is not mandatory but it sure does make the bars taste even more divine! 2- I used mini chocolate chips in these, but regular size works too. 3- These bars stay good for an uber long time! Like in a week they will still taste just as good from the day you baked them! This makes these bars fantastic for when you need to make a dessert ahead of time. <– Well assuming you have willpower and all…
Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg + 1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9 inch square pan with cooking spray and set aside.
2) In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt. Set aside.
3) In a medium bowl, whisk melted butter, and sugars. Whisk in egg and egg yolk. Finally, whisk in vanilla.
4) Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until combined. The dough will be pretty thick. Fold in chocolate chips.
5) Transfer dough to the prepared pan and press into an even layer. Sprinkle with sea salt.
6) Bake for 27-32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Bars will stay good for up to 1 week in an airtight container at room temp.
Recipe adapted slightly from Sally’s Baking Addiction