Friday, March 28, 2014

Tri-chip Cookie Bars to die for!!!

I love making cookies but I am so busy these days. I will be the first to admit, I have recently developed a cookie bar problem! I have a love affair with how easy it is to make cookies in bar form.

I was really longing for some chocolate chip cookies recently, so I decided to play with a basic dough recipe to make it perfect in bar form. But then something went terrible, terrible wrong, or should I say right! When I went to the cupboard for the chocolate chips, I spotted some butterscotch ones right next to some white chocolate chips. That is when I rubbed my hands together and went "Muuuuhh haaa haa haaaaa!!!" And of course the littlest country kid looked at me like I had lost my mind... but back to the baking.....



Yes, yes I did put all three kinds of chips in my dough! But I had to get the right combination of flavors and I am happy to say, after nibbling different chip combinations, I nailed it! Just ask my neighbor, she needed a moment of silence as she chewed in bliss! So how does one make a Tri-chip Cookie Bar to die for? I am glad you asked!!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup of butter (softened)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  •  2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips (vanilla)

In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together, then add in the chips. I think we are all grown here so I will not say, cream this, or incorporate that..... just mush it all together. Heck grab your kids, make them mush it up! Now put the thick dough in a GREASED 9 x 13 pan. You will have to use your spatula to press it around. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 ish minutes. You know all stoves cook a little different. You will know the bars are done when they turn golden brown and pull away from the edges of the pan.

Let the pan cool before cutting. I know, I know, waiting is so hard to do when these are so good. Don't worry, it doesn't take long. Now grab a few and go hide in a closet. Trust me on this one. If the children know that you made them they will be all over you! And I apologize in advance for the addictive nature of these bars and the 5lbs you are about to gain from repeatedly making them!


52 comments:

  1. If you just skip the cutting and go at it with a fork you can dig in fresh out of the oven! Not that I do that. Every time. :P

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  2. This is genius. I never really thought to just make a bar of cookie, but really, what's stopping me?! TRI-CHIPS? Yum. Thanks for this!

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    1. I just got so tired of taking pan after pan out of the over every 10 minutes. Maybe I am lazy? LOL

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  3. These look sweet, chocolaty and delicious! What a great combination! THanks so much for sharing at Wake Up Wednesday :-)
    Cathy
    www.threekidsandafish.com

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  4. I'm thinking that if these cookies lived at my house I would develop a very quick love affair as well! They look and sound so yummy!!
    These would be terrific on my blog hop. Would you please come join the party? Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

    Thanks much!! :)
    “hugs” Crystelle

    Crystelle Boutique

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    1. My hubby (not the kids) keeps begging for them LOL

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  5. Holy chocolate chip goodness! How has it never occurred to me to try different flavors all in one batch? Num!

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  6. Looks so delicious! Lucky for me I made some chocolate chip cookies yesterday or I would be off to make these ones instead :)

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    1. Oh you'll make em and then you'll become addicted LOL

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  7. My husband is gonna love these!

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  8. Hi Mindie, just saw you on DIY Sunday Showcase.

    Wow, do these bars look yummy! A chocolate junkie's dream!
    Thanks for the recipe!

    Val @ artsybuildinglady.blogspot.ca

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    1. I was in a showcase?!?!? Cool :) I hope you enjoy these! In fact I just ate one, no lie, while typing this. They have become a staple around here.

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  9. Thank you for sharing this recipe on Meal Planning Monday Recipe Link-Up. :) Yum! These sound good, I love the idea of all three chip flavors! I hope you stop by and join us again this week! http://www.aprilshomemaking.com/2014/04/meal-planning-monday-recipe-link-up-5.html

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    1. Thanks for hosting. I've already been by this week! LOL

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  10. Mindie, I LOVE your recipes! We are definitely making these! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." Hope you can join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/04/try-new-recipe-tuesday-april-8.html

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  11. Triple anything is got to be good! Thanks for linking up at Mom's Library last week. I have featured this triple chip cookie bars @Pounds4Pennies. Stop by to link up this week.

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    1. Aww thanks Amy! They are sooo addictive! LOL

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  12. These cookies do cookies do sound nice and seem so quick and easy to make! I am not sure that I can get butterscotch chips here, but I'll have ago with whatever I can find!

    Can I ask if the flour is what we call plain flour or self raising flour?

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  13. Sounds so yummy. Thanks for sharing at My Favorite Things party Theresa @DearCreatives

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    1. not yummy... addictive! LOL So addictive!

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  14. Thanks for linking up at #GetHimFed Fridays. I can't wait to see what you bring to the party this week.
    Annamaria

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  15. I've been making cookies with these 3 types of chips for years - but, now I am going to have to try your bar recipe! So much easier - and they look delicious!

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    1. Thanks, they are a family favorite. I hope you find the recipe is easier :)

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  16. I love the idea of making cookie bars instead of cookies. Thanks for the reminder and the recipe. They look so soft and delicious!

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    1. I just find in my older age, bars are so much quicker and easier LOL

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  17. Oh I love the idea of butterscotch chips and cookie bars are different for a change. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us at #WednesdaysWisdom and see you next week!

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    1. All my boys (little and grown) LOVE butterscotch, so I had to include them!

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  18. Oh my! Sounds delish!! Will have to try your recipe! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. I love making cookie bars! This I am sure will be no exception. Thank you dor linkng it up on Wednesday Wisdom.

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  20. These sound great Mindie and much easier to make than taking the time to make into cookies. Thanks for sharing with us at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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    1. I am so getting lazy in my older age LOL

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  21. You're so right waiting is the hard part when it comes to something that looks so yummy!

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  22. Yum, these look great. I am going to have to try cookie bars, they sound much easier than individual cookies!

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    1. Oh bars are the way to go! I love how fast I can do them instead of the pan after pan when you make the individual cookies.

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  23. I love cookie bars, and these look perfect! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

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  24. These look so wholesome, yum. Thanks for sharing on #wednesdayswisdom

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  25. Sounds so good...thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

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    1. And they taste good too! LOL Thanks for stopping by!

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  26. Yum! I think I'm going to try these as Pazookie. Thanks!!

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