Monday, June 27, 2011

Just 45 Minutes to Heaven...Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

All right....
Does this look like heaven or what?
with a name like "Just 45 minutes to Heaven"  I had to try them...
I decided I can't make these very often because I want to eat 'em all!

They are like a brownie,chewy and delish! 
You can warm them up and put a scoop of your favorite ice cream on it
drizzle some chocolate syrup and caramel on top...

mmmm...I'm making myself hungry!
(good thing the rest are in a cute little package to take to our new neighbors that moved in)

I found the recipe at:King Author Flour.  They have the recipe and more delicious pictures
step... by.... step!

I shortened their version a little because they tell the ingredients as they show the pictures.  I tried to copy and paste and for some reason it wouldn't let me get the recipe any smaller.

Just 45 minutes to heaven Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Recipe: Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9” x 13” pan
2/3 C. Butter
2 C. Packed Brown Sugar + 2 Tbsp.
Melt 2/3 cup (10 2/3 tablespoons) butter, and stir in 1 pound brown sugar; that’s 2 firmly packed cups + 2 tablespoons, if you want to use a measuring cup rather than simply use a 1-pound box of brown sugar.

Add 3/4 teaspoon salt (1 teaspoon, if you’ve used unsalted butter), and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
Stir until smooth.
Add 3 large eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape the sides and bottom of the mixing bowl midway through this process
Add 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder.
Add 2 3/4 cups (11 1/2 ounces)
Stir until well combined.

Next up: chips and/or nuts of your choice.
Also, a 16-ounce bag of chocolate chips is 2 2/3 cups close enough.
Stir until the chips are thoroughly dispersed throughout the batter.
Scoop the batter into the prepared pan, spreading it to the edges with a wet spatula (or your wet fingers). Smooth the top as best you can.
Bake the bars for 30 to 32 minutes

until they’ve risen, and their top is shiny and golden.
A cake tester inserted into the center won’t come out clean; in fact, the center of the very middle of the pan may look quite molten when you dig into it. But so long as no wet batter is showing farther out towards the edges, the bars are done. As they cool, the center will solidify.
Remove the bars from the oven. If the edges have risen a lot compared to the center, use a flat spatula to tamp them down.
Cool at least 15 minutes before cutting.
These bars are very moist indeed just after you’ve removed them from the oven. You might think they’re underbaked; that would be true, if you were going to eat them right away. But letting them cool completely (overnight is best) leaves them with wonderfully chewy, moist texture; if you baked them completely through initially, their final texture would be much drier.

Store completely cooled bars, well wrapped, at room temperature. To regain that delicious just-baked, melty chocolate freshness, reheat individual bars in the microwave very briefly, just until warm.
Want to make old-fashioned “congo bars?” Use a mixture of your favorite flavored chips: chocolate, white chocolate, cinnamon, cappuccino, butterscotch, etc.; plus chopped walnuts or pecans.

So there you have a great big recipe so you can go make these and let me know if you can't make them very often either!


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  1. These cookie bars look great! Thanks for visiting us over at Bits of Everything! I'm your newest follower!


  2. Mmmm, love brownies!! thank you for a sweet comment!

  3. Oh yum! Really really yum! I'm a new follower!

  4. These do look like heaven on a plate! Something about cookie bars that make them even better than the normal cookie! YUM : )

  5. Your blog is so fun! And these look delicious! Thanks so much for the follow- I am totally returning the favor! Can't wait to see what else you do! :)
    Have a great day!
    Camille @

  6. Yum, these look amazing! Thanks for the sweet comments and follow on my blog, following you back!

  7. Those look totally yummy! I am going to have to give the recipe a try. Thanks for visiting. I am now following you back.

  8. Those look AMAZING!! Thanks for the new recipe :D And thanks for the sweet comments on my post, I'm following ya back!

  9. Ooohhhhh, they look so delish, my mouth is watering! Defintely a recipe to add to my collection

  10. Oh my! These look absolutely delicious!! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blanket - glad to know I'm not the only one who is overly posessive of it! ;)

  11. Oh no! Another yummy brownie recipe! And this one had chocolate chips! My son asked if we could add chocolate chips next time we make brownies...These look so good!

  12. Looks good! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Thanks also for stopping by my blog.

    I'm now following - would love a follow back. Have a good week!

  13. I'm pretty sure I want to eat my computer screen right now! ;) Thanks for swinging by A Simple Life & following a long and for introducing me to you. Looking forward to reading more of your great ideas and hopefully trying some too! :)

  14. These sound soooo good! I have a few chocolate addicts that live with me that would like these. Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog.

  15. Mmmm these look yummy!

    I'm following u now and I love ur blog Mushki!

  16. dang i want one of these RIGHT NOW! xo malia

  17. These bars look lovely Kirsten, I'd love to try them out. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. Am your newest follower!

  18. These look delicious! Thanks for your comment and letting me come look around!


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