Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

These came from a church cookbook. I added the wheat germ-it's completely imperceptible! This is another gooey chocolatey dessert my husband loves!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream shortening and sugars. Add eggs, water and vanilla, beating until light and fluffy.
  2. Mix in dry ingredients, adding chocolate chips last.
  3. Spread into a greased jelly roll pan and bake at 350 for approximately 20 minutes or a 9x13 pan and bake for 30-35 minutes. Do not overcook-the middle should be gooey.
  4. Best served warm, with ice cream!
Most Helpful

This is exactly what I was looking for! I excluded the wheat germ, and used butter flavored crisco as the shortening. Perfection!

megjo77 January 14, 2010

Lower fat by accident! I doubled this recipe (oops-except I accidentally didn't double the shortening), but skipping the extra water, the wheat germ and substituting in 2c whole wheat flour. Then I divided the dough evenly into three 8X8 pans, making three fairly thick pans of bars. One is baking and the other two I used a spatula to roll up, and then wrap into wax paper and put into a labeled gallon ziplock frz bag for future use. I plan to thaw the dough quite well, then smoosh into the 8X8 pan to bake. The pan in the oven baked up well - gooey in the middle with a very slight cake chew to it - but still very bar like. It is sugar and chocolate - what's not to like? :-)

Chef Two Hearts May 25, 2009

These were very good. I love to bake, but it's so hard for me not to down an entire pan in one day...I did make 2 slight changes though to accommidate ingredients we had. I had to use almond extract because I had just ran out of vanilla. I also split the amount of chocolate chips and did half semi sweet and half butterscotch. I think they turned out pretty darn good, and the almond was something that really did stick out, but not in a bad way at all.

enestvmel February 14, 2008