Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Recipe

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are often requested at church dinners Barbara Witte helps organize in Irving, Texas. "They're tasty and easy to serve," Barbara remarks.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:96 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 96 servings


  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups (18 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 116 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 106 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, vanilla and water. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.
  2. Press into three greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake at 375° for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks. Cut into bars. Yield: 8 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars in Taste of Home April/May 1997, p54

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Reviewed Aug. 15, 2015

"This recipe has too much brown sugar. It should be split with white sugar. Toll house recipe is much better."

Reviewed Aug. 12, 2014

"This is basically a double recipe of Toll House cookies, but a great idea to feed a large group."

Reviewed Feb. 21, 2011

"Great recipe. It's quick and easy, although next time I will be cutting the recipe in half. It made about 3 pans worth for me and I took one to work, one to my boyfriends house, and then kept one in the fridge for a week and pulled it out for a girls night. The best part is that the one I kept in the fridge was still soft and yummy even after 7 days..."

Reviewed Jul. 24, 2009

"Yummy! I used this recipe to bake bar cookies as part of a dessert buffet for a large group of individuals. These particular cookies were gone in a matter of minutes."

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