Apparently, it was National Chocolate Chip Cookie week, and small confession, I've never actually made a chocolate chip cookie! It was a co-worker's birthday this week and I wanted to try something close to a chocolate chip cookie. I remember my sister always making these chocolate chip bars when we were kids, and they were always so delicious! So, I gave it a whirl.
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) margarine (room temp)
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, stir together flour and baking soda. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat together margarine and both sugars on medium speed, until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Slowly add dry mixture until well-combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread in an ungreased 9" x 13" baking pan. Bake 20-25 minutes. Check with toothpick. Let cool completely before cutting into squares. Makes ~20 bars.