Don't be fooled. These are not chocolate chip cookies in bar form. These are exceedingly buttery, sweet and caramelly. In fact, were I to make these again I would skip the chocolate chips, which were a distraction, and use some chopped walnuts or butterscotch chips, which is what calls for.
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First I preheated the oven to 350F, then melted 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter in a big microwave-safe bowl. I added 1 cup brown sugar and let my 2-year-old whisk.
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Next we whisked in 1 egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla, then 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/8 teaspoon baking soda and a pinch of salt. Added 1 cup flour and switched to the spoon to mix. Doesn't it look fudgey?
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We mixed in 1/3 cup chocolate chips and spread the batter in a 8-inch-square baking pan. (It makes a pretty thin layer.) Baked at 350F for 25 minutes, until browned and starting to firm. We were desperate to eat them, so we cut into them after about 10 minutes. They are far better once they've cooled completely, though.
More bar cookies:
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— Kim Walker