Thick, Chewy, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bar Cookies.
If you love Oatmeal Chocolate Chips Cookies then you have got to try making try them in bar form. For this recipe I took my favorite Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe & used it to make cookie bars instead. I was surprised because they tasted so different (but in a good way). The texture isn’t the same as the cookie form at all. These are thick, chewy, & loaded with lots of chocolate flavor. I could hardly even tell that these had any oats let alone 1 1/2 cups worth which is pretty awesome especially if your making these for picky eaters that might not like oats.
As far as hands on time goes, these bar cookies are quicker to make because you don’t have to scoop out each individual cookie & place it on a cookie sheet you just throw it in a pan & bake it. I used a rubber spatula to press the cookie dough into the pan. I also took some extra chocolate chips & pressed them into the top (because I LOVE extra chocolate & to make it look prettier).
I probably should have let them cool longer in the pan before I cut them & took the above picture but I just couldn’t wait to try one. As you can see they were still warm, gooey & oozing with warm chocolate.
This recipe makes a small 8×8″ sized batch but you can easily double this recipe & make it in a 9×13″ pan.
I used Ghirardelli, 60% Bittersweet Chocolate Chips because I had just bought one of those huge bags from Sam’s Club but you can use regular semi-sweet chocolate chips instead.
- ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ cup all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1½ cups quick oats
- ¾ cup bittersweet chocolate chips (or semi-sweet chocolate chips)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8x8" square baking pan.
- Using a mixing bowl add butter, brown sugar, sugar, egg, & vanilla & stir together. Add flour & baking soda & mix. Add oats & stir until well combine. Add in chocolate chips & mix.
- Pour into prepared pan. Use a spoon, spatula, or your hands to flatten down the cookie dough.
- If you want, press some extra chocolate chips randomly into the top (it just makes it look prettier).
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until edges & top are golden brown (the edges start to brown first).