Make Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Recipe and double the recipe for extra! A great chocolate chip cookie, delicious crumbled on top of your favorite ice cream! FREEZE the leftovers!

BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Recipe

Friends, it’s almost the weekend again. How did this happen so quickly? Today I’m sharing a yummy recipe I made last weekend. Which feels like yesterday. (And a little birdy told me that today’s my 55th birthday!) :)

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Anyway, everyone loves cookie bars, and they’re super fun for a party, picnic, or potluck, right? So dig right in to this Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Recipe! (You may also love these Vegan Almond Butter Coconut Cookies!)

We had a great day yesterday, celebrating Independence Day! (Want to know more about the cute Whoodle? Check out all of my Alder the Whoodle posts).

For the first time ever, we hung a flag on our house, and we celebrated with friends and family last night for dinner.

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Recipe

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Recipe

These cookies (or bars), are so good. Be warned, if you freeze them, they are just as good. Yikes!

I’m in love with the little tiny chocolate chips (I buy them at Whole Foods here in Bend), and another secret? I love to cut the edges off and then cut again in perfect little squares.

Double the recipe for an 18×13 size pan. This recipe is for a 9×13 pan.

You may notice a cookie missing? Do you see a fuzzy Whoodle in the picture?


How to freeze leftover cookies

  1. Cut the cookie bars into small squares.
  2. Take the edges and crumbled with your hands.
  3. Freeze the edges in a freezer bag or container.

Yes, Alder came so quickly when I was snapping pictures, and grabbed a cookie. So he has now had his first chocolate chip cookie (bar).

I also love to cut the edges off (sometimes, not always), and then freeze those to add to vanilla ice cream (crumbled, with warmed Trader Joe’s fudge). So the edges go in a separate small freezer bag.

I’m always prepared. :)

Oh, and is it too hot to turn the oven on? Enjoy these Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies Recipe!

FREEZE Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Recipe

The other day, I read a quote that I love. As I write about a lot on my blog, the food is important for a gathering, but it’s never the hero. The heros are the people in the chairs, the people coming over for food and fellowship. The stories around the table and diving into each other’s lives.

This was perfect, and something so important I want to memorize and share it with you.

The table is not the hero of the story. God’s people are. —Kristin Schell, The Tourquoise Table

YUMMY Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Recipe

Happy almost weekend, Friends!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Recipe

Make extra to freeze!


  • 2 sticks butter, 1 cup
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 cups mini chocolate chips


  • Mix together butter, both sugars, and eggs until well blended and fluffy. Stir in vanilla, salt, and baking soda. Add flour. Mix until combined, then fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Prepare a 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Spread batter evenly. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes.
  • Note: This recipe makes 24 cookie bar squares. Or if you have extra time on your hands, feel free to scoop out dozens of individual cookies! Bake 10 minutes at 350° for those.
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More bar recipes: Turtle Shortbread Bars [Pint Sized Baker], Gluten-Free Granola Bar Recipe [All Day Long I Dream About Food], Brown Sugar Peach Pie Bars [Oh Sweet Basil], and the BEST ever Basement Brownies [RecipeGirl].

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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