Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are an easy quick way to make soft, chewy, buttery cookies for a crowd, no waiting for baking sheets to cool!

If you’re a fan of Cookie Dough Bars then these Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are definitely for you. They have all of the chewy, buttery flavors of a brownie mixed with the nostalgic classic taste of Chocolate Chip Cookies. This Cookie Bar recipe is perfect for first time chefs.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars in stack


Do you like chewy brownies? Do you have multiple favorite cookie recipes? Do you want something that has a really short cook time and doesn’t take all day to prep? These yummy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are an extremely easy recipe, and turn out buttery, chewy, cakey, and full of flavor. They are a great addition to your go to dessert bar recipes!

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars have a bake time of about 30 minutes, and are great for dessert or even a midnight snack. When you make your Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars, all you need to get started is a greased glass pan, a large bowl, a rubber spatula to help smooth the cookie batter flat, and a toothpick. If you’re wondering what the toothpick is for, it’s one of the best tools in your kitchen for determining whether or not your Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are baked through or not.

To test your cookie bars, insert the toothpick into the middle of the pan of cookies and pull it out. If the toothpick is covered in batter, it means that the inside of the bars is liquidy and needs to cook longer. If it’s clean, then they’re ready to sit on a wire rack to cool. The tops of the Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars should be a fabulous light golden brown when they’re ready to eat.

This delicious recipe for bar cookies is a great one if you’re looking for an easy, simple recipe that you can make with your kids, or on your own.


Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars in baking dish


  • Add ins: Try mixing in some sliced pecans, or walnuts, or even chunks of sea salt caramel. You can customize these cookie bars with add ins instead of completely changing up the recipe.
  • Chocolate Chips: Instead of just using semi-sweet chocolate chips in your Chocolate Chip Bars, you can experiment with milk chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips, or even butterscotch chips.
  • Toppings: Yes, you absolutely can add frosting to Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. You can use Peanut Butter Frosting, Cream Cheese Frosting, or Rich Chocolate Frosting, depending on what flavor combo you’re looking for.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars in stack, top-down view



  • Serve: You can keep these Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars at room temperature for about 2 days. After 2 days, they will get pretty stale. To keep them moist, I recommend keeping them in plastic wrap or in an airtight container.
  • Store: You can keep your Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars in the fridge for about 4 days. Always let them cool down to room temperature before you put them away, and always seal them in a container or a bag to keep them fresh. Letting them cool down to room temperature will keep bacteria from getting trapped in the fridge with them.
  • Freeze: These cookie bars will stay good in the freezer for up to 3 months. To keep them from freezing into a solid clump, try layering parchment paper in with the cookie bars.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are an easy quick way to make soft, chewy, buttery cookies for a crowd, no waiting for baking sheets to cool!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 18 Servings
Calories 335 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 1 cup unsalted butter , melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar , packed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13 baking pan with baking spray.

  2. Whisk together melted butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until creamy, then add in the eggs and vanilla until smooth.

  3. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder.

  4. Add the dry ingredients and chocolate chips to wet ingredients and whisk until just combined.

  5. Spread batter in baking pan and bake for 30-35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 335 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 52mg17%
Sodium 220mg10%
Potassium 162mg5%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 359IU7%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

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  1. Awesome, I love desert bars. Sabrina keep up the good work. I Love This Site! Peace Out! Honey from Upstate, N.Y.

  2. Bars are just out of the oven and half of it is already gone…My kids enjoyed them alot….Thanks alot!

  3. OMG! These Cookie Bars look so chunky and fluffy! I love how easy it is to make! The perfect sweet treat!

  4. I cannot tell you how much I loathe scooping cookies… Like, that is what keeps me from making cookies! These were just like cookies, but so much better!!! They’re the ooey gooey goodness you want out of best part of a cookie!

  5. I made these yesterday and all I can say is damn, that’s a lot of chips! Very tasty and if you like chocolate chips, you’ll love these. Thanks for sharing the recipe!