I love making cookies but I am so busy these days. I will be the first to admit, I have recently developed a cookie bar problem! I have a love affair with how easy it is to make cookies in bar form.
I was really longing for some chocolate chip cookies recently, so I decided to play with a basic dough recipe to make it perfect in bar form. But then something went terrible, terrible wrong, or should I say right! When I went to the cupboard for the chocolate chips, I spotted some butterscotch ones right next to some white chocolate chips. That is when I rubbed my hands together and went “Muuuuhh haaa haa haaaaa!!!” And of course the littlest country kid looked at me like I had lost my mind… but back to the baking…..
Yes, yes I did put all three kinds of chips in my dough! But I had to get the right combination of flavors and I am happy to say, after nibbling different chip combinations, I nailed it! Just ask my neighbor you need a moment of silence as she chewed in bliss! So how does one make a Tri-chip Cookie Bar to die for? I am glad you asked!!
•3/4 cup of butter (softened)
•1/2 teaspoon salt
•1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 2 teaspoons vanilla
•1/2 cup granulated sugar
•1 cup brown sugar
•2 cups wheat flour
•1 cup chocolate chips
•2/3 cup butterscotch chips
•1/3 cup white chocolate chips (vanilla)
Of course we had to mill up some fresh flour for our recipe with out Wonder Mill!
In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together, then add in the chips. I think we are all grown here so I will not say, cream this, or incorporate that….. just mush it all together. Heck grab your kids, make them mush it up! Now put the thick dough in a GREASED 9 x 13 pan. You will have to use your spatula to press it around. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 ish minutes. You know all stoves cook a little different. You will know the bars are done when they turn golden brown and pull away from the edges of the pan.
Let the pan cool before cutting. I know, I know, waiting is so hard to do when these are so good. Don’t worry, it doesn’t take long. Now grab a few and go hide in a closet. Trust me on this one. If the children know that you made them they will be all over you! And I apologize in advance for the addictive nature of these bars and the 5lbs you are about to gain from repeatedly making them!
- ¾ cup of butter (softened)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups wheat flour
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- ⅔ cup butterscotch chips
- ⅓ cup white chocolate chips (vanilla)
- Mix all of your ingredients, leaving the chips for last.
- Use your spatula to press put the thick dough in a GREASED 9 x 13 pan.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 30 ish minutes.
- Bars are done when they turn golden brown and pull away from the edges of the pan.
- Cool and cut