Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

My family loves making chocolate chip cookies every Sunday (this recipe is our favorite), but I was just not feeling it this week.  Mostly because I was sick of doing dishes and the thought of hanging out in the kitchen half the day putting more batches of cookies in the oven did not sound fun!  Does anyone else feel like they spend half of their Sunday in the kitchen cooking and doing dishes?!

Then it hit me….why don’t I make one batch of cookies, spread it out in a sheet pan and call it good?!  Forget waiting every 8-10 minutes for the cookies to bake and then repeat over and over again.  Not today!

I was a little nervous about the texture of the bars because I was wanting them to be on the chewy side.  I upped the brown sugar in this recipe to make them the perfect consistency!  A little crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside!

Another thing I loved about these bars is that they are perfect for feeding a crowd!  Did I mention they are even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top with a drizzle of chocolate sauce? Because they totally are!

I set some of the chocolate chip cookie bars aside to eat during the week, and I will tell ya, they were even better the next day!  It’s almost like they got even softer and more flavorful!  Is that even possible?  I don’t know, but these little miracle bars did just that!

The next time your kids come begging for some chocolate chip cookies, whip these bars up in a matter of minutes and thank me later!  To all the other people spending their afternoons baking cookies instead of catching up on last week’s Bachelor episode….these are for you!

Serves: 24

Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

10 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 cups mini semisweet chocolate chips, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar and sugar.
  3. Add vanilla and eggs and combine.
  4. Fold in flour, baking soda and salt.
  5. Mix in 2 cups of mini chocolate chips.
  6. Spray a 18"x13" sheet pan with nonstick cooking spray and spread cookie dough out evenly in pan.
  7. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips on top.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until middle is set up and edges are golden brown.
  9. Let cool and cut into squares.

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15 Responses to “Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars”

    • This recipe is for a sheet pan. If you are using a 9 x 13 inch pan, your dough will be thicker in depth since the pan is smaller. It will need to cook longer. A lot of our bar recipes for 9 x 13 inch pans cook for about 30 minutes.
    • We cooked this recipe in a 13x18 inch pan. If you use a smaller pan your batter would be a lot thicker, which would need more cooking time so it would cook all the way through. So you would have to watch it closely if you change the pan size. You will want to cover them if you do not cut them or eat them for a few days after making. You might want to bake them and then let cool. Cut into pieces and freeze in a freezer container until ready to thaw and eat.

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