Pistachio Cherry Chocolate Chip Bars are chocolate chip cookie bars stuffed with lots of goodies!
Author: Cookie Madness
1 1/2cups6.7 oz all-purpose flour**
1/2cuplight brown sugar100 grams
1/2cupgranulated sugar100 grams
1/4teaspoonpistachio or almond extractoptional
1large egg50 grams
2/3cupsemisweet chocolate chips
½ to 2/3cupdried cherries
½ to 2/3cuproasted unsalted pistachio nuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 inch square metal pan with nonstick foil.
In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt.
In a mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the softened butter and both sugars until creamy. Beat in extracts and egg.
Add the flour mixture and stir by hand until thoroughly blended, then stir in the chocolate chips, dried cherries and pistachio nuts.
Spread the mixture as evenly as possible in the pan and bake until golden – about 25-30 minutes.
Let cool completely in the pan, then lift from pan by grasping foil. Cut into squares.
I recommend weighing the flour. If you don't have a scale and are using volume measurements, make sure to stir it well and spoon it into the cup rather than scoop it. Too much flour makes bar cookies dry.