Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Its been a crazy few weeks at work and we were in Park City, UT last weekend on a ski trip so I have been slacking on my blog content.  I do have a dessert review for a restaurant in Park City.

Last weekend we were fortune enough to travel to Park City to surprise a good friend who recently moved to Pittsburgh.  She had no idea that we were coming and was thrilled, shocked, and a little confused when we popped out in the elevator lobby.  We snowboarded two days and just enjoyed spending time together the third day.  We ate our way through Park City and here are our thoughts of some of the restaurants in town.

We didn’t eat any food at High West Distillery, but when I saw The Grillswith – a cinnamon grilled Krispy Kreme donut with whiskey laced ice cream and a caramel drizzle on the menu, I knew I had to order one.  It was so delicious and decadent.  The warm, cinnamon dusted, light and fluffy donut was a perfect compliment to the cold, rich and creamy whiskey vanilla ice cream.  The caramel sauce on top elevated all the other flavors for a perfect after skiing dessert!  I am pretty sure you burn about a billion calories skiing, so there is no reason not to order one of these!  If you are in Park City, enjoy a tour of the distillery, a whisky tasting, and a grilled donut after a long day on the slopes!

We also enjoyed meals at the Wasatch Brewery and Bandits Bar & Grill.  Both great food, service and atmosphere.  I order steak salads at both restaurants and the one at Wasatch Brewery was top notch!

donut

 Anyways, a coworker called me out on the lack of treats in the office last week so I had to make something quick and easy when I got home that night.  I had been eyeing these on Pinterest, so I whipped up these chocolate chip cookie bars.  I have found that cookie bars are so much easier and quicker then cookies, and they taste just as good, if not better.  If you have issues with your cookies being flat or not turing out right, these is the recipe for you.  Oh, and one other benefit is you do not have to chill the dough like most chocolate chip cookie recipes call for.  This recipe is a no brainer; quick, easy and delicious.  Hope you enjoy these as much as we did!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars – Adapted from So Festive
Yield- 16 good size bars, or 24 small ones
Ingredients:
1 Cup Unsalted Butter, room temp
1 Cup Brown Sugar
3/4 Cup Sugar
2 Teaspoon Vanilla
2 Eggs, room temp
3 Cups Flour
1 Teaspoon Salt
3/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Cup Chocolate Chips (I did like 1.5 cups and I did 1/2 chips and 1/2 chunks )

Directions:

  1. Cream butter, sugars, and vanilla together. Add in eggs.
  2. Stir in flour, salt and baking soda until combined.
  3. Gently fold in chocolate chips and nuts if desired.
  4. Spread on greased 9×13 pan. Bake at 350 for 25-28 minutes, or until lightly golden brown on top.
  5. Let cool completely before cutting, it will require some strong will power not to cut right into them, but they really do need to cool for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!!

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