Sometimes you just need to bake and the day I made these cookie bars was one of those days. They were exactly what I needed! Baking is one of those things that I do to calm and relax me. I wish I would using running or working out, but I think it’s a good reminder for me to slow down. Life has been crazy – it’s seems like it’s been that way lately and I’m looking forward to the end of the school year and lacrosse.
So back to the cookie bars….they’re so good and addicting! I mean after all they have brown butter. I also used Nestle Delightfull Milk Chocolate Morsels filled with Peanut Butter in place of regular chocolate chips. Yes, I know…AMAZING!!!
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
In a small skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir constantly while the butter is melted. The butter will begin to foam and start to turn light brown and smell nutty. Brown bits will begin to form on the bottom of the skillet. When this happens, remove from the heat and allow to cool.
While the butter is cooling, mix together the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. In the bowl of stand mixer, beat together the cooled butter and both sugars until fully combined. Add in the vanilla and one egg at a time. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients and mix until just combine. Fold in the chocolate chips by hand. The batter will be very thick.
Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until the edges just begin to turn golden brown. Completely cool before cutting into bars.
Source: Wine and Glue