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Halfway Cookies

Half-Batch Halfway Cookies are a chocolate chip bar cookie with a light, meringue topping.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Author: Cookie Madness

Ingredients

Base:

  • 1/4 cup 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 4.5 oz
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 scant teaspoon salt omit if using salted butter or margarine
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 6 oz

Topping:

  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla optional -- my add-in

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 inch pan with nonstick foil.
  • Cream butter and both sugars. Beat in the egg yolk and vanilla and water; mix well.
  • Combine the next four ingredients (flour, soda, powder and salt); gradually add to creamed mixture. Spread in pan. Sprinkle with chips and pat them lightly into the dough.
  • Prepare topping: Beat egg white in a mixing bowl just until stiff peaks begin to form. Gradually add brown sugar beating on high until stiff peaks form. Beat in vanilla if using. Spread
  • evenly over chips. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25- minutes or until
  • golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator