What do you do if it is you are in the comfort of your own home during a hurricane? If you are like me, you sit and wait here for doomsday and possibly the roof to blow off!! Ok, I am probably exaggerating a bit, but damn my fears and worries were on overdrive.
However, my husband sat back happy that he stocked the refrigerator full of beer just in case. And then decided he would make chocolate chip cookie bars. No joke, we are both completely sober at this point and he comes out of no-where with this.
First, he thinks maybe I will make the cookies that are in the refrigerator, but guess what Pillsbury cookies only last so long and have an expiration date on them. The way he organized our fridge after each shopping trip, he pushed them further and further in the back. Eventually they were so far back, they were pretty much forgotten about until this very day. He opens the package and sure enough they have gone bad.
So now he gets creative, goes to the top shelf of my cabinet, and pulls down my Betty Crocker Bridal Cookbook that I haven’t looked at it years. Of course, this is a quite possibly a disaster in the making. Instead of just making simple chocolate chip cookies, he decided to make chocolate chip bars in my brownie pan.
I am in the middle of typing up a blog entry to try to have on hand, if I need to have pre-scheduled, if the power does go out. I am busy doing what I do best trying to keep sane by writing!!
First thing, I hear from Kevin is this, “Where is the flour?”
Of course now I have to get up to get it for him. He should know though, because he just re-arranged my cabinets, in case you forgot catch up on that here.
After I hand that to him, he asks me for sugar, brown sugar, eggs, baking soda, vanilla, chocolate chips and pretty much all the ingredients. So one by one, I get him the ingredients.
Once he had all the ingredients at hand, I left him to do his thing, mix the ingredients and bake them.
I will say this in a brownie pan, he found out the hard way you have to double the cook time, but in the end we came out with crumbly cookie bars and they were tasty enough.
If you want to try them for yourselves, here is the recipe and at least came out better than the cake pops:
Chocolate Chip Cookies Chocolate Bars:
Prep Time: 10 mins, Bake Time: 40 minutes Cool: 20 minutes Yields: 25 Small Bars
- 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup butter or stick of margarine, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 large egg
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup coarsely chopped nuts
- 1 bag (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chip cookies (2 cups)
- Heat oven to 375°.
- Beat sugars, butter, vanilla, and egg in a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt (dough will be stiff). Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.
- Spread dough in the brownie pan and bake for 40 minutes or until they are slightly browned on the edges.
- Let cool for 20 minutes before cutting and serving.
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