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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

While planning to bake some cookies I remembered that years ago I used to make Nestle Toll House Cookies in a 9″ by 13″ pan instead of the usual drop cookies. Why not make the best chocolate chip cookie recipe as easy bar cookies?

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Since I wanted to make to bar cookies and I wanted them to be extra special I decided to use cake pans instead of the usual 9″ by 11″ pan for my cookies. The original Nestle ® Toll House Cookie recipe from the back of the chocolate chip bag is what I used for these easy bar cookies. This is just the right size to make for gift-giving.

Chocolate Chip Cookie

Chocolate Chip Cookie

Cookie Bar Pans

The cake pans I used were 7″ and 9″ thus if you have two 8″ pans they will work too. I was concerned about the cookies baking over the pans, but these pans worked out perfectly. I used a little more than half the recipe in the 9″ pan and the remaining in the dough in the 7″ pan.
See how to prepare the pans in this earlier post. Please note they took longer to bake (25 to 30 minutes) so after 25 minutes check for doneness.

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Chocolate Chip pan cookies pans

Chocolate Chip pan cookies pans

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Melted Chocolate Toppings and Chocolate Icing

Adding melted chocolates and chocolate icing transforms this bar cookie into a special chocolate chip cookie cake. I like to use dark chocolate for the icing since it adds a rich chocolate finish. See this earlier post for this amazing chocolate icing recipe.

Melting chocolate and decorating bags

Melting chocolate and decorating bags

Serving Cookie Bars

Create a special moment when serving these easy bar cookies by garnishing the serving plate.

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Chocolate chip pan cookie served with melted chocolates

Chocolate chip pan cookie served with melted chocolates

Homemade chocolate chip cookie cake

Homemade chocolate chip cookie cake

Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

To make this Christmas bar cookie I used a little less than half of the Nestle ® Toll House Cookie Recipe and added a few red and green candies that I pressed on top before baking.

Green and red candy melts

Green and red candy melts

Icing and Decorating Christmas Bar Cookies

The second cookie cake I decorated for Christmas using green and red candy melts applying with decorating bags and piped on chocolate icing. I am giving these away for gifts since everyone loves them and they are so easy to make. I get two cookie cakes from every recipe.

Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookie

Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookie

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Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies

Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies

What could be better than a pretty chocolate chip Nestle® Toll House cookie cake for a sweet treat or gift? Looking for the perfect gift for teachers, neighbors or co-workers? They will enjoy one of these gorgeous cakes.

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Have a great day,

Kippi

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Marilyn Lesniak

Friday 3rd of January 2020

Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Happy Holiday!

Miz Helen

Tuesday 31st of December 2019

Your Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday in 2019 and hope you will include the party in 2020. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year! Miz Helen

April J Harris

Monday 30th of December 2019

Kippi, these look amazing! I love how you have decorated them! What a wonderful sweet start to the New Year. Thank you so much for sharing your delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I'm featuring your post at the party this week. Happy New Year!

Grandma's House DIY

Friday 27th of December 2019

I'll be featuring this! Thanks for sharing with us at the To Grandma's house we go link party!

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