Last night, I set out to bake some chocolate chip bars for a friend's birthday and it turned into a decorated cookie pizza! I just started with your basic chocolate chip cookie recipe and baked the dough in a 15 x 10 jelly roll pan. I've never been much of a cookie baker. I prefer brownies and bar cookies. I guess, in reality, I love that everything is all in one pan and I don't have all those cookies sheets to deal with later!
Chocolate Chip Bars
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla (I use Double Strength Vanilla so I only use 1 tsp.)
3/4 cup(s) chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375ºF. Stir flour with baking soda and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter with sugar and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Gradually blend dry mixture into creamed mixture. Fold in nuts and chocolate chips. Spread dough into greased 15 x 10 jelly roll pan and bake for about 20 minutes or until light golden brown.