Chocolate Chip Bar Cookie Recipe

What is Chocolate Chip Bar Cookie

In this section we’ve gathered some of the best traditional chocolate chip cookie recipes, as well as some of our favorite variations that you’re sure to enjoy.

chocolate chip

Although this cookie is made from common ingredients of flour, sugar (white and/or brown), butter or margarine, baking powder and/or baking soda, eggs, vanilla, and chocolate chips, taste and texture do vary by recipe.

History: Ruth Wakefield, of the Toll House Inn in Massachusetts, is credited with inventing this one of a kind cookie. As the story goes, that one day in 1930, she cut a Nestle’s Semisweet Yellow Label Chocolate bar into small chunks and added it to her butter cookie dough. The cookies were an instant hit with her customers and have been America’s most popular cookie ever since.

Fun Fact: The chocolate chip cookie is the official state cookie of Massachusetts, where it was invented, but was also recently declared the official state cookie of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on February 7, 2001.

Chocolate Chip Bar

The chocolate chip bar cookie recipe was probably the first attempt at baking cookies in a pan. This one is a new take on an old classic!


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup salted butter, cold
2 cups (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped walnuts, optional

Large bowl
Medium bowl
13x9x2-inch baking pan

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2: Lightly grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside.
Step 3: In a large bowl, combine flour and brown sugar.
Step 4: Cut in cold butter until crumbly mixture results.
Step 5: Stir in chocolate chips.
Step 6: Press firmly onto the bottom of prepared 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
Step 7: Bake for 15 minutes.
Step 8: Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, beat together egg, milk, and vanilla extract.
Step 9: Add remaining chocolate chips and walnuts if desired.
Step 10: Spread evenly over hot crust. Bake 20-25 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on wire rack before cutting into bars.

Makes 24 bars.