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Heavenly Cookie Bars

What do you get when you combine the two greatest desserts on the face of the earth?
You get a sweet that surpasses all other sweets. 
It’s not a cookie. It’s not a brownie. 
It’s a brookie or a cooknie.
Whatever it is, it is the PERFECT combination of cookie and brownie goodness.


And you’re so lucky because I’m giving you the recipe to these Heavenly Cookie Bars!

Heavenly Cookie Bars
+ 1 Cup Sugar
+ 1 Cup Brown Sugar
+ 3/4 Cup butter (softened the Christiansen way- explained below)
+ 3 eggs
+ 1 tsp vanilla
+ 2 and 3/4 Cup flour
+ 1/2 tsp salt
+ 2 and 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
+ One bag large chocolate chips (preferably Ghirardelli:)
+ mix sugar and butter together till smooth
+ add eggs and vanilla to sugar/butter mixture
+ mix dry ingredients together and add to wet ingredients
add 2/3 to 3/4 of the chocolate chips with dough
+ spread in 11×13 pan (greased!)
+ use remaining chocolate chips and sprinkle on top
+ bake for approx. 20 minutes at 350 degrees (or until edges are lightly browned)
+ eat right away for gooey wonderfulness or let cool for 30-40 minutes and they’ll firm up.

My mom taught me how to perfectly soften butter- it really does make a difference! You know when you stick a whole cube in the microwave and the middle completely melts and the ends are still hard? 
Ya, this fixes it. 
Slice your butter into even pieces, place around the outside of a plate (equal heating) and microwave for about 20 seconds until they’re perfectly softened. 
Make sure your mix everything till it is smooth. I prefer using the back side of a big metal spoon to mix everything together in these steps. It’s kind of an arm workout…
Once all the dough is mixed and the chocolate chips are added, spread it out in your pan.
Make sure your pan is greased so they come out perfectly!

Add the last part of your chocolate chips to the top. 
This doesn’t really change the taste. It just looks pretty!

Once the edges are perfectly brown, take them out of the oven.


Wait till they cool to cut them or else they’re a gooey yummy mess. 
Which is ok too.
Seriously, go make them now. 


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Elise Hunter

Hey there! I’m Elise. I’m passionate about empowering and teaching women how to bring their design dreams to life through hands-on building and creative interior transformations. 

Let’s pick up those power tools, grab a paintbrush, and get ready to build a life you love—one project at a time!

Elise Hunter


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