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Delicious Homemade Chocolate Chip Bars or Cookies!

Chef CJ was joined in the kitchen by Sienna yesterday. They were on a mission to bake a delicious treat for their big brother, Aaron!

How Long Did It Take?

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Bake Time: 18-22 Minutes

What You Need

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  • 1 cup of softened butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 large eggs

Get Ready!

Heat oven to 350°F. To make our bars, we used a 13 by 18 inch cookie sheet (like this one) but you can use regular baking sheets too. If you would like to make traditional cookies, drop the dough a tablespoon at a time onto your baking sheet and leave about 1/2″ to an inch of space between dough drops.

QUICK TIP: Cookies won’t make a sticky mess on your baking sheets if you line them with parchment paper, spray on some non-stick baking spray, or use the old fashioned floured pan trick.

What To Do - Chef CJ in the Kitchen - Homemade Chocolate Chip Bar
Pour your butter and sugars into a mixing bowl. Use medium speed on your electric mixer to beat them into a light and fluffy creation. Add the eggs in one at a time.

Once that is nicely mixed, add in the baking powder and the flour – one cup at a time. Once you see well-blended doughy goodness (with no lumps please), you can turn off your electric mixer. Grab your favorite baking spatula (or a spoon) and mix in your chocolate chips. - Chef CJ in the Kitchen - Homemade Chocolate Chip Bar
Bake the cookie (or cookies if you’re going traditional) for 18-22 minutes on the center oven rack. To avoid breaking your masterpiece into crumbs, let the cookies cool for 5 minutes before you try taking them off the pan.

QUICK TIP: Your oven may bake differently from ours. You are going for a beautiful golden color not charcoal so make sure to check your cookies closely toward the end!

The End Result

We used a pizza cutter to slice our huge cookie into bars and decided to decorate them with a bit of confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar). - Chef CJ in the Kitchen - Homemade Chocolate Chip Bar

We know we accidentally overdid it but really, these cookie bars (or cookies) are super delicious without anything else added to them.

Did You Try This?

We’d love to see how your cookie bars (or cookies!) turned out. If you tried this recipe, come back and leave a comment below with a link to your pics!

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