Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Last week Abby had her tonsils and adnoids out. It really has been alot tougher than I thought it would be. She has lost over 5 lbs and still isn't eating and the fever came back yesterday. Do you know how hard it is to get a 9 year old to eat nothing but soft things, when the said 9 year old doesn't really like jello, ice cream, pudding? Let me just say that she is growing tired of mashed potatoes.

Last night while we were talking about what she wanted to eat, she said that she was craving a warm, chewy chocolate chip cookie. I then remembered these bars that I had bookmarked from Donna of My Tasty Treasures. I thought maybe the edges of the cookies would be hard on her, and the bars would be a little easier. I still don't know the verdict of that yet, because the craving left her as soon as it came to her.

I did have to modify a couple of things...I didn't have any brown sugar, so I googled the substitute for it and you can mix 1 cup sugar with 2 Tbsp of molasses, I had some left from my gingerbread at Christmas, and you know what?? You can't tell a difference in the taste. My bars came out just a little bit dark from it..but no change in the taste. The recipe calls for 2 cups of chocolate chips, I had a cup of mixed peanut butter and chocolate chips, so I threw them in with some chopped up semi sweet chocolate and a bar of my dark chocolate that Beth sent me. Worked out perfectly! And with not having to wait for you butter to soften, you just melt and mix...go ahead and make some for yourself.

Chocolate Chip Bars
From: My Tasty Treasures

2 ⅛ cups (10 ½ ounces) all purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
12 tablespoons butter (1 ½ sticks), melted and cooled slightly
1 cup (7 ounces) light brown sugar
½ (3 ½ ounces) cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups chocolate chips

Directions
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Adjust the oven rack to lower-middle position. Line a 9X13-inch baking pan with foil, letting the excess hang over the edges of the pan by about 1 inch so you can grab those edges and pull the brownies from the pan after they have baked. Spray the foil-lined pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Mix the flour, salt, and baking soda together in medium bowl; set aside. Whisk the melted butter and sugars in a large bowl until combined. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and mix well. Using a rubber spatula, fold the dry ingredients into the egg mixture until just combined; do not over mix. Fold in the chocolate chips and turn the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with the spatula.

Bake until the top of the bars is light golden brown, slightly firm to the touch, and edges start pulling away from sides of pan, 24–28 minutes. Cool on a wire rack to room temperature. Remove the bars from the pan by lifting the foil overhang and transfer them to a cutting board. Cut into 2-inch squares and serve.

19 comments:

Redbonegirl97 said...

Those sound delish.

Peace, Love and Chocolate
Tiffany

Donna-FFW said...

Your adaptations sound wonderful. Thank you for the kind mention!

SprinkleBakes said...

I hope your daughter feels better soon. Poor thing.

The bars look and sound sooo yummy!

向花 said...

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jose manuel said...

Maravilloso. Me encanta el chocolate. Se ve delicioso. Un saludo

Bethie said...

Well the cookies look fab, but I am really amazed you still had a chocolate bar! There is no way one survives in this house that long. LOL!

Barbara Bakes said...

Sorry she's having a rough time. Hope she's better soon. The bars sound delicious. Thanks for the substitution info. I'll have to remember that one.

Lyndsey said...

Hope she's doing better. We've had so many kids in our school this year get their tonsils out (I work in the clinic).

These bars are awesome! What's not to like?

Mary said...

These look and sound delicious, Abby.
I spent some time here this morning reading through your earlier posts and really like the recipes you share with your readers. I'll be back to see what else you've been cooking. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Dani said...

it's the brownie - ccc hybrid i have been looking for :p

Ingrid said...

Hey, thanks for the brown sugar tip! I thought these bars looked good on Donna's blog and even more so here.

Sorry to hear about Abby! Devon had to get his adnoids removed a coupla years ago and it wasn't fun. Hope she's on the mend soon!
~ingrid

Lila said...

Poor girl. I bet those bars just hit the spot!
Lila Ferraro
Queen Bedroom Sets

張孟勳 said...

好的開始,就是成功的一半。 ............................................................

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

These look delicious!! So sorry about the trouble your daughter has to go through!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

These look delicious!! So sorry about the trouble your daughter has to go through!

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Valerie said...

Mmmm! They look so chocolatey good!

Megan said...

Wow! Those look perfect - and I love the substitution for brown sugar. Hope Abby is feeling better by now!

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Last week Abby had her tonsils and adnoids out. It really has been alot tougher than I thought it would be. She has lost over 5 lbs and still isn't eating and the fever came back yesterday. Do you know how hard it is to get a 9 year old to eat nothing but soft things, when the said 9 year old doesn't really like jello, ice cream, pudding? Let me just say that she is growing tired of mashed potatoes.

Last night while we were talking about what she wanted to eat, she said that she was craving a warm, chewy chocolate chip cookie. I then remembered these bars that I had bookmarked from Donna of My Tasty Treasures. I thought maybe the edges of the cookies would be hard on her, and the bars would be a little easier. I still don't know the verdict of that yet, because the craving left her as soon as it came to her.

I did have to modify a couple of things...I didn't have any brown sugar, so I googled the substitute for it and you can mix 1 cup sugar with 2 Tbsp of molasses, I had some left from my gingerbread at Christmas, and you know what?? You can't tell a difference in the taste. My bars came out just a little bit dark from it..but no change in the taste. The recipe calls for 2 cups of chocolate chips, I had a cup of mixed peanut butter and chocolate chips, so I threw them in with some chopped up semi sweet chocolate and a bar of my dark chocolate that Beth sent me. Worked out perfectly! And with not having to wait for you butter to soften, you just melt and mix...go ahead and make some for yourself.

Chocolate Chip Bars
From: My Tasty Treasures

2 ⅛ cups (10 ½ ounces) all purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
12 tablespoons butter (1 ½ sticks), melted and cooled slightly
1 cup (7 ounces) light brown sugar
½ (3 ½ ounces) cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups chocolate chips

Directions
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Adjust the oven rack to lower-middle position. Line a 9X13-inch baking pan with foil, letting the excess hang over the edges of the pan by about 1 inch so you can grab those edges and pull the brownies from the pan after they have baked. Spray the foil-lined pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Mix the flour, salt, and baking soda together in medium bowl; set aside. Whisk the melted butter and sugars in a large bowl until combined. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and mix well. Using a rubber spatula, fold the dry ingredients into the egg mixture until just combined; do not over mix. Fold in the chocolate chips and turn the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with the spatula.

Bake until the top of the bars is light golden brown, slightly firm to the touch, and edges start pulling away from sides of pan, 24–28 minutes. Cool on a wire rack to room temperature. Remove the bars from the pan by lifting the foil overhang and transfer them to a cutting board. Cut into 2-inch squares and serve.

19 comments:

Redbonegirl97 said...

Those sound delish.

Peace, Love and Chocolate
Tiffany

Donna-FFW said...

Your adaptations sound wonderful. Thank you for the kind mention!

SprinkleBakes said...

I hope your daughter feels better soon. Poor thing.

The bars look and sound sooo yummy!

向花 said...

很期待新的內容,幫你推個文^^ ........................................

jose manuel said...

Maravilloso. Me encanta el chocolate. Se ve delicioso. Un saludo

Bethie said...

Well the cookies look fab, but I am really amazed you still had a chocolate bar! There is no way one survives in this house that long. LOL!

Barbara Bakes said...

Sorry she's having a rough time. Hope she's better soon. The bars sound delicious. Thanks for the substitution info. I'll have to remember that one.

Lyndsey said...

Hope she's doing better. We've had so many kids in our school this year get their tonsils out (I work in the clinic).

These bars are awesome! What's not to like?

Mary said...

These look and sound delicious, Abby.
I spent some time here this morning reading through your earlier posts and really like the recipes you share with your readers. I'll be back to see what else you've been cooking. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Dani said...

it's the brownie - ccc hybrid i have been looking for :p

Ingrid said...

Hey, thanks for the brown sugar tip! I thought these bars looked good on Donna's blog and even more so here.

Sorry to hear about Abby! Devon had to get his adnoids removed a coupla years ago and it wasn't fun. Hope she's on the mend soon!
~ingrid

Lila said...

Poor girl. I bet those bars just hit the spot!
Lila Ferraro
Queen Bedroom Sets

張孟勳 said...

好的開始,就是成功的一半。 ............................................................

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

These look delicious!! So sorry about the trouble your daughter has to go through!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

These look delicious!! So sorry about the trouble your daughter has to go through!

I love jordan said...

La Nike Air Blazer chaussures sont dabord publiees par Nike en 1973,et cest un favori de beaucoup en raison de leur confort,de design et de la lumiere weight. Nike Air Blazer venir hauts et des bas et sont offerts dans une variete de coloris interessants,il a ete produits en cuir,suede et canvans.La Nike Air Blazer offerts plusieurs fonctionnalites destinees ameliorer la performance des chaussures de basket-ball pour le jeu: en cuir grain fin,semelle qui offrait une plus grande traction,un soutien supplementaire,moins de poids.Le premier Nike Air Blazer est un pionnier de chaussures avec un tel grand Swoosh,tout le monde alors vraiment pu le voir.Il a pris son nom de la Portland Trail Blazers,comme chaussures Nike Hoop premiere fois,il se montra digne de son name.Want connaitre plus de details,sil vous plait voir notre image!

Valerie said...

Mmmm! They look so chocolatey good!

Megan said...

Wow! Those look perfect - and I love the substitution for brown sugar. Hope Abby is feeling better by now!

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