Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

These things are probably one of my favorites. They are quick and easy to make, and they require no forethought. I’m a stickler for leaving cold baking ingredients to come to room temperature and sifting your dry ingredients but this recipe needs none of that. Beside that, these are made with things that are typically in your pantry. So these are the perfect thing to make on short notice!

Here’s what you need:

Start by creaming together sugars and butter. Beat in the eggs and stir in the vanilla.
Dissolve the baking soda in hot water. You don’t need any more than a tablespoon of water, so don’t go overboard with it. Add it to the mixture along with some salt.
Then gradually add the flour.
Now chop up some pecans. This is the best part of the recipe. You can use any nut you want. Walnuts, almonds, pecans, peanuts. Anything that you have in the house. Just chop them up and throw them in. Or if you have nut allergies just skip this part. It makes no difference.
Throw in the chocolate chips. You can add as much or as little as you want. You can use semi-sweet, milk chocolate, dark, or a combination. Again, it doesn’t matter. Just use whatever you have in the pantry. I used a combination of semi-sweet and milk chocolate because I ran out of semi-sweet. Give it all a quick mix.
Pour it into a well-greased baking pan. You can really use any size. Anything 9×13 or smaller is perfect. It just depends on how thick you want the bars to be.
Pop it in the oven at 350 degrees for about thirty minutes until the top is golden brown and a knife or toothpick comes out of the center clean.
Cut and serve. They’re really great! Here’s the recipe;
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars 
Ingredients: 
1 cup butter, melted
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
2 eggs cold 
2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons hot water 
1/2 teaspoons slat
2 cups chocolate chips 
1 cup chopped pecans 
 
Directions: 
 
1- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
 
2- Cream together butter and sugars. Beat in eggs one at a time. Then stir in vanilla. 
 
3- Dissolve baking soda in hot water then add to batter with slat. Stir in flour gradually. Beat 20-30 seconds after mixed well. 
 
4- Add chocolate and chopped pecans 
 
5- Pour into a greased pan. Bake for thirty minutes until a knife comes out clean. 
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