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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are soft, gooey, and bursting with melted chocolate chips. But, most importantly, they are super easy to make in a baking pan!
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  1. Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Recipe
  2. Why We Love This Sheet Pan Cookie Recipe!
  3. Ingredients / Shopping List
  4. Additions & Substitutions
  5. How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
  6. Tips
  7. How to Store Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
  8. More Delicious Cookie Recipes
  9. Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Recipe

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are soft, gooey, and bursting with melted chocolate chips. But, most importantly, they are super easy to make!

They are a fun new way to serve the most classic treat, chocolate chip cookies! They absolutely hit the spot, every single time!

stacked chocolate chip cookie bar

Whether you’re looking for a bake sale treat, a fun snack to have around the house, or just a new fun baking recipe, you have got to try out these chocolate chip cookie bars. They are so easy to make and so darn delicious. I don’t know anyone who could say no to these gooey dessert bars.

  • Much quicker and easier than traditional chocolate chip cookies.
  • You don’t have to spend your time rolling each individual cookie.
  • So soft and chewy.
  • As simple as cutting the bars into squares.
  • No chilling the dough required
  • You can decorate them and make them into a super cute chocolate chip cookie cake for any occasion.

I think you will love these tasty dessert bars and how easy they are to make! I can’t wait to see what you think of them.

zoomed in chocolate chip cookie bars

Ingredients / Shopping List

The ingredients for your chocolate chip cookie bars might look familiar. They are pretty similar to the ingredients required for traditional chocolate chip cookies as well. You may have many of these items already in the pantry at home!

  • 3 sticks salted butter, softened 
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 ½ cups flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips + more for the top of the cookie bars!

Additions & Substitutions

Chocolate Chips: You can swap out the semi-sweet chocolate chips for any type of chocolate chips! I like to switch it up and use dark chocolate or milk chocolate sometimes. You can also use white chocolate or butterscotch chips as well.

Nuts: A simple addition to chocolate chip cookie bars is nuts! They add great flavor and a nice crunch. My favorite nuts to add are pecans or walnuts.

Sea Salt: One of my favorite things to do is sprinkle a little bit of sea salt on top to get that sweet and salty deliciousness!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars cut overhead
  1. Mix together ingredients.
  2. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Spread batter into a parchment-lined 9×13 baking pan and flatten evenly on the pan.cookie dough in a pan
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
    PRO-TIP: If they are browning too quickly, loosely cover with tin foil to prevent them from getting too brown.cookie dough in a pan baked
  5. Let cool, remove from pan and cut into squares.

Tips

Tip 1: If the top of your cookie bars are turning too brown, tent with a piece of foil to prevent them from over browning.

Tip 2: How to know when they are done cooking? It’s really important that the bars are just slightly undercooked when you remove them from the oven. They will continue to cook a bit as they set in the pan. You don’t want them to overcook or become hard. The edges should just begin to brown

Tip 3: Do not skip lining the baking sheet. You can use parchment paper, foil or I love to use a silicone baking mat! This way you just lift them right out of the pan!

Tip 4: I like to sprinkle extra chocolate chips on top of the dough after I spread it in the pan!

chocolate chip cookie dough with chips on top

Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days. You can also freeze for up to 3 months. If you plan on freezing, wrap them up in plastic wrap and put in a freezer bag prior to freezing.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars on a spatula

Love chocolate chips? Try our Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe. It is the best banana bread ever!

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stacked chocolate chip cookie bars
4.38 from 8 votes
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Serves — 20
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are soft, gooey, and bursting with melted chocolate chips. But, most importantly, they are super easy to make in a baking pan!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 3 sticks salted butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 ½ cups flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips + more for the top of the cookie bars

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 9×13 metal baking pan (with square edges preferred) with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl add butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Use a hand mixer to beat together until creamy. Add eggs, vanilla, and continue beating until light and fluffy.
  • In a separate mixing bowl add flour, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and use the hand mixer to incorporate.
  • Add semi-sweet chocolate chips and stir with a large spoon to mix.
  • Add chocolate chip cookie mixture to the 9 x13 baking pan. Flatten evenly into the pan. Sprinkle additional chocolate chips over the top of the cookie bars.
  • Place in the oven and bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until almost fully set. You want these cookie bars to be a bit undercooked. They will set as they cool.
    PRO-TIP: If they are browning too quickly, loosly cover with tin foil to prevent from getting too brown.
  • Let cool completely, then lift bars out of the baking dish and cut into squares.

Jenn’s Notes

If the top of your cookie bars are turning too brown, tent with a piece of foil to prevent them from over browning.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 449kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 318mg | Potassium: 204mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 473IU | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 3mg

You are in for a treat with these guys. They are truly just as irresistible as your traditional chocolate chip cookies. The benefit is how quick and easy it is to make this chocolate chip cookie bars recipe!

Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. 5 stars
    EASY TO MAKE!! My team LOVED THEM and have asked for them again. I didn’t have one after they were baked, but dang, was the batter good!!!!

  2. I had to go back and look again. After the cookies were baked, it appears that they are “wet” inside. Are you sure the recipe called for THREE sticks of butter?

  3. Before I make these bars and waste the ingredients, is the butter measurement of 3 sticks correct? Just seems like alot.could I use 2 sticks?
    Thank you