Chocolate chip cookies – in a bar form. Quick and easy!
2 cups flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
1 cup butter, softened (200 to 225 grams in Karachi)
1 large egg
1 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract (I can only get imitation vanilla here so I never put it in)
Preheat the oven to 350° Mix flour and baking soda together in a bowl and set it aside. In a medium bowl, stir together the butter and brown sugar until well blended (use a hand mixer if you have one). Add the egg and beat further. Then add the flour mixture and stir until almost combined. Add chocolate chips and walnuts and stir until combined and the flour is incorporated. Spread the mixture in an even layer in a 9 inch by 11 inch rectangle baking pan. I use parchment paper to line the pan but it’s not necessary.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes at 350°. Allow the bars to cool before cutting.These bars are delicious right away, but somehow they’re even better the next day. So make them ahead of time if that’s more convenient.