Saturday, July 16, 2011

Celebrating with cookies!

We've been planning this trip to the Vermont Cheesemaker's Festival for months now. In fact I bought my ticket mere days after they were available. Pre-move to be exact. And that's where the trouble started. I remember very clearly thinking "I should put this somewhere I won't lose it." Cut to last week when we start hammering out details and I realize I have no idea where it is. After several days of taring my apartment apart I finally found it at the bottom of a laundry basket today. So to celebrate I made this fun play on a classic. Half blondie, half chocolate chip cookie. All delicious!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (stolen from Fake Ginger)

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk chocolate chips
(I used semi-sweet because it's what I keep on hand)

Melt butter; stir in granulated sugar and brown sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add flour, baking powder, and salt; stir just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.(I needed the full 30, maybe a few more if you'd like them really crunchy on the outside)
Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment or aluminum foil. Spray lightly with oil.