Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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Recipe by South Your Mouth

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

2 1/4 self-rising flour*

1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) butter, mostly melted

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 12-oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chips (2 cups), divided

Line a 13x9 baking pan with aluminum foil then spray lightly with cooking spray; set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine butter and sugars in a stand mixer or large bowl and mix with an electric mixer until combined and smooth. Mix in eggs and vanilla until well combined.

Add flour and mix on low speed until combined. Stir in all but a handful of chips (about 3 tablespoons).

Fold dough into prepared pan. Spread dough evenly into pan then sprinkle reserved chocolate chips on top of dough. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until light golden brown around the edges.

Once cool, lift up on the aluminum foil to remove the cookie slab from the pan. Cut into 24 bars and store in an air-tight container.

*If you don’t have any SR flour, just combine a scant 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour with 1 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon baking powder.

Note: You don’t have to fool with reserving the handful of chocolate chips to sprinkle on top; it’s just a little trick food bloggers and food stylists use for swanky chippage. Otherwise, all the chips are mixed in the batter and you don’t really see them much. If you’re using M&Ms like I mentioned above, skip this step all together and sprinkle M&Ms on top instead.