Chocolate Chip Bars

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It’s a cookie but in a bar!  No need to say more…enjoy!  Oh, I did borrow this recipe from the famous Mrs. Field’s but left out the nuts.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. of baking soda
  • 1 cup of brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup of butter, softened
  • 2 tsp. of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips (or more to your liking)
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Steps:

  1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F and grease a 8″ x 8″ baking pan.
  2. Combine flour and baking soda in a mixing bowl and set aside.
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  3. In your mixing bowl or KitchenAid blend the brown sugar and butter until smooth.
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  4. Add egg, vanilla, and beat at medium speed until smooth.
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  5. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the flour mixture and chocolate chips.  Blend at low speed until slightly mixed.  Don’t over mixed.  I usually finish my mixing the batter by hand. (poured too many chocolate chips…oops!)
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  6. Transfer batter into your pre-greased baked pan and level the top with a spatula.
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  7. Bake in the center of your pre-heated oven for 35-40 minutes.  Check at 15 minute to make sure everything looks good.  Check again at 25.  Depending on your oven, it may take less time especially if your using a convention oven.  Check using a toothpick if the Chocolate Chip Bars are ready.  If the toothpick comes out clean, you’re good to go.  However, you’ll want the center to be a little soft.  Let bars cool on rack at room temperature, cut and enjoy!
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