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.

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



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

Add sugar gradually to egg, beating thoroughly.


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


Add flour gradually, mixing well.

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



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

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