Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Nutella & Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! I am sure you are all turkey'd out, as well as full to the brim with sweets galore, all the while you still have pumpkin pie and turkey sitting in the fridge just waiting to be eaten. Am I right, or is that just our house?

I have a few ideas for my leftover turkey, such as this pizza from Baked by Rachel, and I really just cant get rid of the pie fast enough, especially with Matt's birthday being the day after Thanksgiving, which means that there is even more dessert in the house. It's rough living here ;)

In case your house is not like mine, and you don't have desserts overflowing out of every window and door, I thought I would throw another cookie bar your way.

Are you tired of cookie bars yet? Because, I have to be honest. I am not. It is my newest obsession. Just like Jenny and her Oreo obsession, I am absolutely smitten with cookie bars. If you havent been following me for any length of time, you can see here, here and here what I am talking about. I just cant help it. They are so tasty, and made even better by the fact that you bake once and get tons of cookies. They are so easy to make, and on top of all of that, you can add whatever you want to the cookies. I use this base recipe for almost all of my cookie bars, then I just add whatever I am feeling like adding at the time.

I made these a few weeks back (I know Im so sorry I held out on giving you the recipe until now), and I am telling you, these cookie bars I am making are just getting fluffier and fluffier! They are so delicious, it is just insane. I give almost all of my bakes to Matt to take to his coworkers. He told me when he got home from work that one of his women coworkers asked him if his wife made the cookies, to which of course he said yes. She proceeded to say, "these are (*insert bad word here*) delicious! I want to marry her!" I guess thats a good thing. 

So promise me you'll make them. They have Nutella in them for goodness sakes. You can't really go wrong with that can you?!

Nutella & Chocolate Chip Cookies | Printable Recipe
makes about 36 cookie bars

ingredients:
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened (if you use salted, just eliminate the extra salt later)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. Using a stand mixer, beat the softened butter with both sugars and salt until super fluffy on high, about 5 minutes. Make sure the butter is at room temperature and very soft to the touch before beating it. You want the butter super soft and fluffy before adding the remaining ingredients.
  4. Add in the eggs, one at a time, and beating until incorporated
  5. Add in the vanilla and mix until incorporated.
  6. Turn the mixer down to low and slowly add in the flour mixture, until well combined. 
  7. Add in the chocolate chips and mix until combined, then add in the Nutella and give the mixer a few turns, to mix it in slightly, but dont over-mix it.
  8. Grease a 10x14" baking tray that has a lip, and press in the cookie dough into the pan and bake 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Remove and let cool completely before cutting into 36 squares.
  9. Enjoy :)
Slightly adapted from Martha Stewart



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15 comments :

  1. Yummy!!! I need to try this :)

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    1. Yes you need to try them :) So yummy!!! :D

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  2. mmmmm, cannot wait to try these out on the kiddos!

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    1. Thank you Carrian! I really hope your kiddos like them!!

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  3. best combination right here! nutella and chocolate chips are always a winner!

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  4. Oh yum! Why cant i be your neighbour! (heart eyes :)

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  5. Who could get sick of cookie anything? Nope. Not possible! At least not over here. And I've never tried cookie bars! Gotta those them out soon. And I'd also happily be your neighbor to take all those leftover desserts off your hands. :D

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    1. HAHA I wish you were my neighbor too! I would love to take your leftover treats as well! SO yum! And you HAVE to make cookie bars soon. They are the easiest thing in the world to bake!

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  6. How lovely is this!!! These are perfect for the season!!

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    1. Thank you so much! :) They really are perfect this time of year!

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  7. I think it's impossible to tire of anything involving the words nutella and or cookie - these look fabulous!

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    1. MMmm I agree with that! Nutella is so amazing isnt it? Thank you so much!

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  8. hi I wonder if what flour did you used? I leave in Australia and the have self raising and plain flour, I wanna try to make this its look yummm but not sure what flour im going to use. thanks

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