Pat's Chocolate Chip Bars
Author: Cookie Madness
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
An easy recipe for chocolate chip cookie bars baked in a 10x15 inch pan
Ingredients
  • Pat’s Chocolate Chip Bars
  • 8 oz (230 grams) regular salted butter
  • 1 1/4 cup (290 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of pure vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups (440 grams/16 ounces) all purpose flour (Spoon and level)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon (7 ml) baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (1 ml) (optional)
  • 2 (12 oz) packages (670 grams) of semi-sweet chocolate chips (don’t cut back)
  • 2 cups (220 grams) chopped pecans (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cream the butter and sugars, beat in the eggs and vanilla.. Combine the dry ingredients and blend in. Add chips and nuts. Spread in a greased 15x 10 inch baking pan. Bake at 350F (176 C) for 15-20 minutes. Cool and cut into bars. (Anna's Note -- My half batch took about 20 minutes, Janet's full batch took 30, so watch the bars and check at 20 minutes.
Notes
Pat’s Note: have had this recipe for over 35 years, and have no clue as to where it came from. You can also do the drop way, but I am so lazy, this works better for me. When I shipped them, I lined a trash bag box with foil (heavy duty) and then wrapped the box in foil again. . They stacked nicely
Recipe by Cookie Madness at http://www.cookiemadness.net/2008/10/pats-chocolate-chip-bars/