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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

These chewy chocolate chip cookie bars are unbelievably soft and brownie-like. Plus, they’re quicker and easier to make than normal cookies!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Snack
Servings 16 cookie bars


  • 8x8 inch square baking pan
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula


  • 290 g plain flour
  • 2 tsp cornflour level
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda level
  • 1/4 tsp salt level
  • 210 g unsalted butter melted
  • 160 g light brown sugar
  • 70 g caster sugar
  • 2 medium egg yolks room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 180 g milk or dark chocolate chips plus a few extra to press on top once baked


  • Preheat your oven to 170°C/150°C fan.
  • Line your 8x8 inch baking pan with baking paper, parchment paper or foil. If using foil, spray it with some non-stick spray.
    Leave some overhang at the sides as this will make it easier to lift it out of the baking tray later, to cut into neat bars on a chopping board!
  • To a medium bowl add the plain flour, cornflour, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  • To a large bowl add the light brown sugar, caster sugar and melted butter, and whisk until combined.
  • Next, add the egg yolks and vanilla extract to the large bowl and whisk until combined.
  • Add half of the dry ingredients to the large bowl and fold through until combined.
  • Repeat with the final half of dry ingredients.
  • Add the chocolate chips and fold through with a rubber spatula until evenly distributed throughout the cookie dough.
  • Pour the cookie dough into your lined 8x8 square baking pan. Spread the mixture into all corners and then press down with the rubber spatula to level out the top.
  • Bake for around 25-30 minutes. The cookie bars are done when a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
    For slightly underbaked, soft centres as shown in my photos, my cookie bars took around 27 minutes to bake. If you'd prefer a more firm, baked centre bake for around 35-40 minutes.
  • Place the baking pan on a wire rack to cool. To slice into 16 bars, carefully lift out of the pan using the overhang of paper or foil and place onto a chopping board. Use a large sharp knife for neat cookie bar slices.
  • The cookie bars should keep well for around 3-4 days in an airtight container stored at room temperature.


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