Monday Menu: Chocolate Chip Cookie-Bars {Vintage Recipe}

IMG_3080I loved going to my grandparents’ house on Saturdays.  My siblings and I would watch cartoons–in COLOR–on their television set.  But color TV wasn’t the only treat.  My grandmother always had a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies available for our enjoyment.  And we did!

I found this neatly typed recipe card in my grandmothers recipe box.  The first time I ate one of these chocolate chip cookie-bars, I was transported in time to my grandmother’s kitchen…even though this isn’t the recipe I remember her using.  My memory says that she probably used the iconic Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe.

These cookie-bars don’t exactly taste like Toll House cookies.  They are different but they are equally good and ideal for taking to a cookie exchange or end of the school year party because they are so very easy to make.

Ingredients
1/2 cup sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon melted butter
2 teaspoons hot water
2/3 cup walnut meats
1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips

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Method

Blend flour, baking powder, and salt together.  Set aside.

Add sugar gradually to egg, beating thoroughly.

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Add melted butter and water, then add nuts and chocolate chips, mixing thoroughly.

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Add flour gradually, mixing well.

Turn mixture into an 8”x8” pan that has been greased and lined with parchment paper (for easy removal).

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Bake in a 350ºF. oven for 25-30 minutes.

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Cool, remove from pan and cut into squares.

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Dr. Julie-Ann

I'm Dr. Julie-Ann, living life in its Technicolor finest by channeling my Grandma, Donna Reed, and June Cleaver with a bit of Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly glamour thrown in for good measure, too. I work outside of the home full-time as a university administrator but I nourish my soul and find my greatest happiness by trying to be the "perfect" 1950s homemaker.

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    Regena says

    I just made cc cookie bars two weeks ago……still like the cookie better, although the bar was so much less time consuming. lol