Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Best. Ever. Cookie Bars. Period.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Best. Ever. Cookie Bars. Period.

 
If I ever need a quick dessert to throw together, I make these bars.  Or in this case, a place to put leftover holiday M&M's in, instead of my belly.
 
Wait...I did eat one of these bars, so technically I did eat a few of those M&M's, but not nearly as many if they were just sitting in the cupboard looking at me.
 
I cannot remember where or when I got this recipe, or if I just made it up.  My memory is failing me.  What I do know is that, I made a small 8x8 pan of these a couple of weeks ago and they were gone within 24 hours.
 
The husband had a LOT to do with that, not me.

 
Unlike a typical cookie bar, these do not have any brown sugar in them, just regular sugar, so I think that is why they have such a light, airy taste to them.
 
By no means are these healthy.  You can eat these, if you want healthy.  There is butter and egg and chocolate....
 
And love.  I made these with love.  Just for you!
 
Best. Ever. Cookie Bars. Period.
1 1/4 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. baking soda
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
3/4 c. sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 t. vanilla
chocolate chips or M&M's
 
In a mixer cream together butter and sugar, then add in egg and vanilla to combine.  Sift in salt, baking soda and flour.  Fold in chocolate.
 
Place in a greased 8x8 baking pan.  Bake at 375 degrees for 18 minutes (until just slightly brown around the edges).  Allow to cool slightly, before cutting into bars.
 
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This weekend the kids are heading to their grandparent's for some fun, while I go out and have some fun myself.  Friday night is dinner and drinks with some girlfriends, then all day Saturday I get to spend time with my oldest friends around, cuddling a newborn.  I cannot wait.
 
Then the kids come back on Sunday and we start all over again!


Have a great Thursday!

8 comments:

  1. So simple and sounds so delicious - what a great dessert!
    Have a wonderful time this weekend!
    Mary x

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  2. You could also do white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts. They look SO good! :)

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  3. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)January 17, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    Those sound easy! I like that I have all the ingredients :-) They also look mouth-watering. I am a big fan of cookies in any form!

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  4. Ally's Sweet & Savory EatsJanuary 17, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Super idea!

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  5. Would an 8x8 glass pan work?

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  6. I just made these, and they are still a little warm. I cut off a half inch the end to taste. They are great. I used a half cup of white chocolate chips and a cup of M&Ms.

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