Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars


In this busy chaotic non-stop world I live in Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars have become a staple.  Who has time for drop cookies?  I always burn the last sheet of cookies anyway.  Don’t you?


I can whip these up in a matter of minutes, press them into a 12 x 15″ baking sheet, pop them in the oven for 20 minutes and VOILA!  Kids (and adults) don’t care they eat them just the same!


In a matter of minutes this sheet pan of cookies was whittled down to this.  Hokey Smokers stand back.  With teenagers you just never know who might end up at your home, and I’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating, when you bake for kids they hang around and eat, and talk, and you learn things about them….and because you’ve taken time to bake for them, they know you care.  Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are like hugs in a pan.

It’s a busy time of year so today I’m keeping it short.

I just wanted to share my “go to” cookie bar recipe with you in case you don’t have one.  Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are spectacular for tailgaters too!

Do you have a "go to" bar recipe? Feel free to share it in the comments!



What’s keeping you busy this fall?  Work? Kids in sports? Yard work? Camel racing?

I hope you enjoy these cookie bars!

Luvya, Sheila


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  1. 1
    Barbie :

    These look yummy!

  2. 2

    The bar cookie is my favorite! Don’t get me wrong – I love the drop cookie – but busy families still need cookies and the bar option is a quick alternative. And, yes, teens hang around longer when baked goods are present. I’m not afraid to admit that I bake them and bribe the teens in my life!! Happy start of school year, friend!

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      Sheila :

      We are off and running with school activities and all that jazz! The weather is hanging on beautifully here, so it still seems like summer, but I’m not complaining!

  3. 3

    Genius! My kids will be happily surprised to get these as an afternoon snack. We are super busy with kids sports in a completely rewarding way. Although, I wouldn’t mind adding a little more excitement with some Camel Racing!
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      Sheila :

      I hope your kiddos enjoy! They are killer warm out of the oven. I hear ya on the excitement. What do you think our kids would think if we should up on a camel to pick them up from soccer practice?!? hee hee Thanks for stopping by ; )

  4. 4

    I LOVE bars, and don’t have a recipe for a chocolate chip cookie version – thanks!!
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    Oooo….these look yummy my friend. I will have to give them a try. My kids thank you. 😉
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    I love making bar recipes- so much less work and time than baking dozens of cookies! These look so chewy and gorgeous!
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