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Easy Choc Chip Cookie Bars Recipe

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Choc Chip Cookie Bars

Who doesn’t love a good choc chip cookie eh?! So why not turn them into choc chip cookie bars? I know! I think it’s a great idea too, I’m glad we agree. These Choc Chip Cookie Bars are really easy to make and perfect when you’re expecting company, to take into the office or even for your next bake sale!

Not quite enough pazazz for you? Have a look at these white chocolate Kinder Nutella cookie bars. That oughta do it!

Choc Chip Cookie Bars – Step by Step Picture Recipe

Here is what you will need to make 16 small bars or 9 large.


  • 115g Unsalted Butter, soft*
  • 200g Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 125g Plain Four
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • Pinch of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 150g Milk Chocolate Chips

*If your butter isn’t really really soft, melt it instead.

Essential equipment

  • 23cm (9″) Square Baking Tin/Dish


Preheat your oven to 180°C/Fan 170°C and grease and line the base and 2 sides of the baking tin/dish.

In an electric stand mixer or a large bowl with an electric hand whisk, beat together the butter (really soft or melted) and the sugar until very light and fluffy.

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Add in the egg and the vanilla and beat again until smooth. Scrape the bowl down half way through.

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Sift in the flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda. Fold in using a spatula. Don’t overdo it, just fold until you can’t see anymore flour.

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Stir through two thirds of the chocolate chips.

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Tip the mixture into the prepared tin/dish and press evenly, right into the corners. Top with the remaining chocolate chips and bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.

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It should golden and a little crunchy on top when done.

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Allow to cool completely in the tin/dish before removing and slicing into 9 or 16 bars. Store in an airtight container at room temperature and consume within 4-5 days.

Choc Chip Cookie Bars

Choc Chip Cookie Bars are just wonderful! Gooey in the middle, chewy on the edges and packed to the rafters with milk chocolate chips. I do love making a big tray of something and cutting into bars instead of making lots of small individual ones. So much simpler and less hassle!

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About Emma Mason

Emma is a professional blogger. Utilising over 20 years of cooking experience, she’s passionate about making your life easier, one recipe at a time! Drawing on her 12+ year background in recipe research and development, photography, copy writing and marketing, Emma has turned into a successful career. Known as ‘the organisation queen’ among friends, she is passionate about creating easy to follow recipes that anyone can follow and enjoy. She lives in Nottingham (UK) with her husband, daughter and 2 naughty cats. In her spare time she can be found reading a good book, training at the dojo preparing for her black belt grading, or dreaming up the next crazy colour combo for her hair!

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Thursday 25th of August 2022

my mouth was watering before I finished reading this! Love your recipes!


Thursday 25th of August 2022

Hi Pat. Aww I’m so happy you love my recipes! Thank you so much for sharing this with me, you’ve made my day :) Emma x

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