Saturday, August 29, 2009

Chocolate Chip Party Bars

So, i'm always looking for fun things to serve to my friends when we all get together. And, although i LOVE making cookies, i just feel like bar form cookies are a bit more posh. So, i found this toll house chocolate chip cookie recipe and gave it a shot. and OHHH MAN are they awsome! and easy. I learned from my bff Bambi that she uses crisco instead of butter, and thank goodness i did because i cannot tell you the difference it makes!
talk about a delish and moist cookie!!!!!!!!!! They oooooze chocolate. yum! WOWZERS! you must make these NOW.

Gigi's Side note: for "non-bakers," i think most bakers get intimidated by baking because they have messed something up once and don't ever want to try again. Here is one tip to always getting a great result. DO NOT OVERMIX. EVER. this means once you have the flour in your dough. you can mix the sugar and eggs and butter until your arm turns blue. BUT! once the flour is in, just mix until your ingrediants are incorporated. This will ensure that you get a moist delicious batter as opposed to a dry and dull one. :)

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened (i used butter flavored crisco, and you should too!)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 (12 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
secret ingrediant: 1 tsp cinnamon!

1. Preheat oven to 350, Grease a 13x9-inch pan.
2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
3. Beat butter, both sugars and vanilla in large mixer bowl.
4. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each.
5. Gradually beat flour mixture into butter mixture. * Do not overmix!
6. Stir in chocolate chips.
7. Spread into prepared pan.
8. Bake 2o-25 minutes or until golden brown.
And Voila! Go and show off your baking skillzzzzz and be the hit of the party!