Monday, May 30, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Seriously, real life. This picture is what was leftover from the first Memorial Day BBQ today. After the rest was picked over, these got shoved in some foil and toted home sideways in a cramped bicycle trailer! And they still manage to look tasty! They are from my mom's 'magical' cookbook. This is one of my favorites when I wanna throw something tasty together for several people. They are always good and are easy to eat out of your hand. We especially like this juuuust this side of done...

2 eggs
1 1/2 C brown sugar
2/3 C oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 C flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 C nuts (optional)
1 C chocolate chips

In a small mixer bowl, beat eggs until thick and lemon colored. Gradually add sugar and continue beating until well blended. Add oil and vanilla, beat well. Add flour, baking powder, salt. Fold in nuts and chocolate chips. Spread in greased 9x13" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Do not over bake!

For an extra special taste bud overload, try decreasing the brown sugar to 1 cup and cut the cooking time by 5-10 minutes (until it looks like it needs about 5 more minutes). Serve that gooey goodness hot with vanilla ice cream. You will thank me.

1 comment:

  1. These were delicious! Yum!