Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

I think you can admit that it is pretty sad when you start falling asleep while you’re on the phone at work. That was how my day went yesterday. I was just minding my own business, doing my work like I normally do, when all of a sudden, BAM drowsy. So drowsy that I could barely keep my eyes open.

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It wasn’t that I was doing anything boring either. I didn’t mind the project I was working on or what I was doing, yet I could not for the life of me, keep my eyes open. That’s when the brilliant idea to continue my long-term project popped in my head. It requires me to speak on the phone with a lot of the vendors I work with at my job, so I figured yes, talking on the phone will solve that problem.

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Well I was wrong. I almost fell asleep on the phone, in the middle of a conversation. I don’t even understand why I became so tired all of a sudden. It just does not make any sense. I mean I don’t sleep much here at my apartment anyway since I have major sleep issues, but I didn’t feel that tired. My morning commute nap on the train only lasted for 45 minutes (the ride is usually 50 minutes). Yes, I nap on my morning commute and sometimes my evening commute. So what, don’t judge me.

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Working is hard, that’s why you should make sure that you have these Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars on hand at all times. They will honestly get you through the day and since they’re from Maria at Two Peas and Their Pod, aka the Cookie Queen, you know they have to be good. And they are! The ultimate chocolate chip cookie in bar form, perfect for snacking.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
From the cookie mastermind, Two Peas and Their Pod

Ingredients:
2 1/8 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
12 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled at room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups chocolate chips
Sea salt, for sprinkling on top

Directions:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray or butter a 9×13 inch pan and set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix together flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together butter and sugars until they are completely combined. Add in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract and mix until they are incorporated. Slowly add in the dry ingredients in batches and beat until smooth. Remove from the mixer and fold in the chocolate chips.

Pour/spoon cookie dough into the greased pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Sprinkle cookie bars lightly with sea salt. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown and the edges start to pull away from the pan. Remove from the oven and allow to cool, then enjoy!

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Because you don’t feel as bad when you eat cookie bars. It’s true.

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4 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

  1. Everybody knows I love a good chocolate chip cookie but I actually prefer these (some days) just because they are so much easier to bake because you don’t have to deal with multiple pans and multiple baking times. And thankfully these are still left in the apartment. 😉

  2. I’m always afraid to sleep on the train and then wake up having missed my stop >_<. But I'm sorry you're so sleepy lately! Maybe power naps ? I've heard they're helpful. Though for me, the nap just turns into sleeping ;). Love these cookie bars though! They'd be great to take as a snack between classes and keep the sugar rush going!

    • I wish I even had time for a power nap! I’m just always running around doing something and the days I work, I’m usually pushing an 11ish hour day :/. They really were, or you know, just sitting around your apartment when you get hungry and grab one. Perfect couch-sitting snacks!

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