Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars-chocolate chip cookies are made in ONE pan! These easy cookie bars are a family favorite dessert!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookies Made in ONE Pan

Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite dessert. You can’t beat a chocolate chip cookie, unless the chocolate chip cookies are made in ONE pan. Have you made Chocolate Chip Cookie BARS? If you like chocolate chip cookies, you are going to LOVE chocolate chip cookie bars because they are SO easy to make. You press all of the chocolate chip cookie dough into one pan. You don’t have to scoop the dough into individual cookies and bake pan after pan, you just put the one pan in the oven and voila, chocolate chip cookie bars magically come out of the oven.

Chocolate chip cookie bars dough

  • The cookie dough is easy to make, you should have all of the ingredients at home.
  • For this cookie bar recipe, you melt the butter so you don’t have to wait for the butter to soften at room temperature, which is nice. You just melt the butter in a pan on the stovetop or in the microwave.
  • Use more brown sugar than regular sugar for a chewy cookie bar. Make sure you pack the brown sugar in the cup.
  • I use one large egg and one large egg yolk. The egg yolk makes the bars extra chewy.
  •  Feel free to use whatever chocolate chips you like. I usually use semi-sweet chocolate chips, but I have made them with milk chocolate chips and white chocolate chips. If you are a butterscotch lover, feel free to throw those in as well.
  • I love that you don’t have to form the cookies into dough balls, you just press the cookie dough right into a greased 9×13 pan, the joy of bar treats.
  • Before baking, I like to sprinkle the cookie bars with flaked sea salt. I love the hint of sea salt in my cookies.
  • The chocolate chip cookie bars bake up in about 30 minutes. They are done when the cookie bars are golden brown and the edges are puffed against the side of the pan.
  • Let the bars cool completely before cutting them into squares.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Recipe

Family Favorite Dessert

I’ve been making these bars since I was a kid. My brother, sister, and I liked to whip these up when we were allowed to make a mess in the kitchen. I was craving them the other day and made them for my boys. They love them just as much as I do. They are the perfect dessert for any occasion. They are perfect for taking to a party or potluck because the pan of cookies is easy to transport and everyone LOVES them. They are also good served warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.

If you are a chocolate chip cookie fan, you will love these chocolate chip cookie bars. The bars are thick, chewy, and loaded with chocolate chips. Our family loves them and I am sure yours will too.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chocolate chip cookies made in ONE pan! These easy cookie bars are a family favorite dessert!
4.69 from 54 votes



  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the melted butter and sugars together until combined. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract and mix until smooth. Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix on low, just until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Pour cookie dough into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with the spatula. Sprinkle cookie bars very lightly with sea salt, if desired. Bake cookie bars for 25-30 minutes or until the top of the bars are light golden brown and the edges start to pull away from the pan. Cool bars on a wire rack to room temperature. Cut bars into squares and serve.


Calories: 225kcal, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 32mg, Sodium: 110mg, Potassium: 28mg, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 230IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 30mg, Iron: 0.8mg
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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 5 stars
    Love this recipeti! I used a glass 9×13 pan and baked 25 minutes at 325 degrees until light brown on top and edges pulled away. I mixed by hand. My only variation was to add about 1/2 cup of finely chopped pecans. Sea salt on top was delicious! Kids like them best slightly warm with small scoop of ice cream.  Great recipe, thanks!

    1. 5 stars
      I made these and they were also yum snd came out perfect. I don’t understand how that deserves a three star rating. Five stars all the way. Sea salt on top was the perfect addition!

  2. ***UPDATE*** I need to correct my review! I cut them while they were warm and that’s where my “too gooey” comment came in. After I allowed them to cool, I liked them much better. My son LOVED them. He took what was left back to college with him. Lesson learned…don’t review until you’ve allowed a recipe to cool, lol.

  3. Made these tonight for our Sunday treat. We loved them. Oh my!! The salt is the best on there. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe❤️

  4. 5 stars
    Made these bars on the weekend and they are to die for…crispy on the edges and chewy in the middle…super yummy! I used a combination of semi-sweet and white chocolate. This is a keeper and will definitely be baking a batch to bring to our grandkids. Love so many of your recipes and pics/stories of your sweet children!

  5. 5 stars
    Easy and delicious! I don’t have a stand mixer, and I had to supplement with coconut sugar bc I ran out of granulated sugar and they were still
    Thank you for the recipe!

  6. 5 stars
    I made these for coffee hour at church. Everyone loved them including my husband who says chocolate chip cookies should be round. I did not change anything in the recipe, but from another source I decided to line the pan with heavy duty aluminum foil extending the edges to remove the cookie before cutting. I’m not sure that was necessary. Also, a friend suggested cutting the squares diagonally to make smaller cookies. They were the perfect size. I will be frequently making these cookies especially for group functions.

  7. I wanted to thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. It is so easy to make and the results are always delicious! I have made this recipe so many times over the years that I know it by heart. Recently, I made them using Heath bar chips with chocolate and that small change was greeted with lots of enthusiasm by my family. Again, thanks Maria for sharing these recipes that are both uncomplicated and delicious.

  8. 5 stars
    Made these for the first time today, and they are AMAZING!!! I bake a lot, and have many recipes–but this one was an instant favorite. My husband said “I’d be happy if you only baked these.” Thanks so much for a wonderful recipe! : )

  9. 4 stars
    I cooked these for 25 minutes. They are tasty but are a little crunchier or “harder” than I would prefer. Does this mean I should bake them less – maybe 20 minutes? I want them to be done, just moister.

  10. 5 stars
    These are excellent. I used 1 cup of butter instead of 3/4 cup (accidentally added too much) and they were very chewy. I also mixed semi sweet and milk chocolate chips and sprinkled sea salt flakes on top making these very delicious. I baked them under the time noted in recipe. Will make these again.

  11. 5 stars
    Coming back to make these a second time! My kids liked them so much that one of them asked me to keep making the bars instead of regular cookies. Definitely sticking to this recipe for here on out! You did a great job, thanks Maria!!

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