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OTT: Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

This is a guest post from my husband, Ben. Periodically, he has agreed to share some of his favorite recipes with you in a guest post column entitled One Tablespoon Testosterone, or OTT for short. Enjoy!


Hello again readers of my wife’s blog, it’s been awhile since I have guest posted so I’m back.  Today, I’ll weave a tale of deliciousness that my wife first spun before I even met her.  Naturally, this meant that there was quite a bit of pressure on me to live up to those standards.  But I persevered and I believe they turned out pretty well.  So here’s the recipe.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (adapted from 1001 Cookie Recipes by Gregg Gillespie)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars - a no fail, can't go wrong treat that EVERYONE loves |


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 cup canola oil (vegetable oil does NOT work)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar (although I did use dark brown sugar)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/2 t vanilla
  • 12 oz semisweet chocolate chips
  • 6 oz semisweet chocolate chips for topping


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 13 x 9 pan.  Combine the flour and baking soda in a bowl.  In a large bowl, beat the canola oil, sugar, and brown sugar.  Beat in the egg, then beat in the vanilla.  Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.  Fold in the chocolate chips (12 oz).  Spread the dough in the pan and bake for 15 minutes.  Remove the pan and immediately place the chocolate chips for the topping (6 oz) on the warm dough.  Place the pan back in the oven for five minutes.  Remove the pan and use a spatula to spread the chocolate chips around.  Let cool (or don’t bother waiting) and enjoy.

Click here for the printable version: Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars - a no fail, can't go wrong treat that EVERYONE loves |
I just can’t stop thinking about them…they’re so good…

I promise these will not disappoint.

Question of the Day: So what’s your favorite homemade cookie recipe?


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