Sunday, November 20, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with Pretzel Crust

This was recently posted on the Tasty Kitchen Blog. I love cookie dough! I can eat it by the spoonful. These are yummy! Give them a try.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with pretzel crust:
Cookie dough:
3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temp
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 & 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1 bag (11 oz) milk chocolate chips
3 1/2 cups pretzels, crushed
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350. Line a 13 x 9 pan with parchment paper.
Beat butter and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until just blended.
Combine flour, soda and salt. Gradually add to sugar mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.
For the crust, combine pretzels and butter. Spread mixture over the bottom of the prepared pan and bake for 8 minutes.
Here's the hard part: Drop large spoonfuls of cookie dough over pretzel crust. Using clean fingers, carefully spread the batter over the crust.
Bake for 25 minutes. Remove when the bars are golden brown. When bars are cooled, remove from pan and cut.