Monday, December 14, 2009

Cookie Bars

The infamous cookie bars! Anyone who knows me in the flesh has probably experienced these at some point! They are probably my most-requested treat, in fact. So much so that I got to the point where I hated making them. After a months-long break, though, they are back in full force!

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Cookie Bars 

2 1/4 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
1 cup butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 heaping cup or handful mini marshmallows

Preheat the oven to 375F. Combine the softened butter, vanilla, sugar and brown sugar. Once good and mixed, add each egg one at a time. Next up is the salt, baking soda and flour, which you can combine in a separate bowl first if you want, or you can just do it all in the mix, which is what I do. After that, I usually hand mix in the chips and marshmallows.

For this you'll need a 13 x 9 inch pan, lightly greased. I recommend glass pyrex, but you can use metal if that's all you've got. Bake in the oven for roughly 20-22 minutes.

You'll notice it is very close to the Nestle recipe for chocolate chip cookies, and that's because it's a simple variation with the butterscotch chips and the secret mini marshmallow ingredient that makes them all delicious and stuff. I don't have photos of this one in progress, because these photos are kind of old and done before I started this blog and got more into the photo-taking side of things.

This is what it should look like when you pull it out of the oven.

Cookie Bars by freshfromthe.com
You'll notice it has "deflated" here after sitting out for a while, maybe 5 to 10 minutes. Now it's ready to be cut up and devoured!

Cookie Bars by freshfromthe.com
So gooey and messy and, you guessed it, delicious. Also, as a note, they always turn out best when you use fresh mini marshmallows versus ones that have been around for a while, but they're good either way.

7 comments:

  1. Chocolate chip cookies and marshmallows? You've combined two of my favorite things in this one bar. Genius.

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  2. Thank my mom! She tried it out first and it has since become a baking staple of ours. :)

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  3. are the marshmallows absolutely necessary? can you taste them in each bite?

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  4. The marshmallows are what really make these stand out from regular cookie bars. It's not that they taste like marshmallow, but that they are gooey because of them. So I'd say the marshmallows come across the most in texture, and the butterscotch chips come across the most in taste.

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  5. thanks! I'm going to give them a whirl this weekend!! :-)

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  6. I tried them and they were a hit with my family! I don't think I used enough marshmellows (one handfull of mini marshmellows) so next time I'm going to try two handfulls to get a look more similar to yours!

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  7. I'm glad they enjoyed them! The marshmallows are always a guessing game. ;)

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