It has been such a busy crazy time for me. I'm sure many of you can relate. But I still had time to bake something this week. It needed to be quick and it needed to be easy. But it still had to be a yummy dessert. You will find it in these Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. The addition of Macadamia nuts elevates it to something extra special and extra delicious.
Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookie Bars
Recipe by Ghirardelli
Yield: 16 bars
12 ounces Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons vanilla
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl, beat butter with brown sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs. Add eggs one at a time, mixing on low speed until combined. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Gradually add to egg mixture while mixing on low speed. Fold in chocolate chips and macadamia nuts. Spread batter evenly into a 13" x 9" pan. (I suggest spraying lightly with cooking spray)
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Mom's Cooking Club Lesson: When you want to bake homemade cookies but pressed for time, try making cookie bars. One pan and less work with all the delicious flavor of freshly baked cookies.