Friday, May 30, 2008

Leahs Easy Excellent Cookie Bars Recipe

Made these the other day, perfect recipe to have a young chef learn their first dessert since its almost 1 of everything. I had only one egg in the house, needed something in my tummy fast and this was the result: It's chewy, crispy and super delicious. I say it serves 9, but frankly I would say three people with having seconds and thirds it's that good!


  • 1 jumbo egg or 2 medium eggs
  • 1 stick butter (I used unsalted)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut flakes
  • 1 cup mixed semi sweet and milk chocolate morsels
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 good teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 greased 8x8 pan
  • 1 oven on 350 degrees preheated

  1. In mixer, beat butter, then add sugar till well creamed.
  2. Add egg and vanilla and beat till fluffy.
  3. Add flour, salt, baking soda and beat on slow till mixed, then beat on high for one minute, scraping down sides of bowl if needed.
  4. Stop mixer, and add coconut and chocolate morsels. Start mixer slowly to incorporate remaining ingredients.
  5. Batter will be think, so pour and spread into greased 8x8 pan, and place on middle rack in oven for 25 minutes.
  6. Once pan is out of oven, take knife, and slice around edges so it cools away from edges of pan, slice while still slightly warm, then let cool.
  7. Perfect for freezing, these keep super well in sealed container and excellent for going into camp lunch boxes!
  8. Mine never made it to the freezer, let alone a sealed container!

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