Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Besides being uber-fabulous, my friend, Missy, is a professional baker. She wouldn't give up her secret cookie recipes, but she did provide a great recipe for her chocolate chip cookie bars. These are so easy to make and are so good (crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside)!! I made some for a ladies night out yesterday and I think the extra sugar definitely helped us in playing Rock Band on Wii. ;) Thanks, Annie, for all the fun!

Missy’s Chocolate Chip Bars
¾ c. butter, melted
1 c. white and
1 c. brown sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. salt
2 c. flour (or 9 oz.)
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. vanilla
1 (12 oz.) bag semi sweet chocolate chips

Mix the butter and brown sugar and then add the remaining ingredients. Stir in 2/3 of the chocolate chips. Press dough into a greased 10” square or 9x13 pan & sprinkle the rest of chocolate chips on the top. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes (until lightly golden on top).

The little flowers on the top look fancy, but they are SO EASY to make. I used a technique called chocolate transfer that I read about in my Whimsical Bakehouse book. (BTW, in my opinion the book is ok but the chocolate techniques in it are GREAT!). If you want to see an easy way to make cute chocolate daisies, check it out here from Bakerella. Inspiration for these particular flowers came from sugar coated love. She makes such cute stuff!!

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