These easy oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars are soft and chewy and are always a hit! With just a few minutes of prep, they’re out of the oven in a jiffy!
I’ve been making these easy oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars for almost 20 years. Talk about a tried-and-true favorite!
They are easy, no-fuss, and they will always be one of my favorite cookie bars ever.
Soft and chewy, they are a perfect alternative to scooping out tray after tray of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I just love cookies in bar form. I really do.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Bars
Yield: 9X13-inch pan
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup oatmeal (quick oats or rolled oats)
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
12 ounces semi sweet chocolate chunks or chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9X13-inch baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
Whisk together dry ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. In a large bowl with a handheld electric mixer or a stand mixer, beat butter, sugars, egg and vanilla until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add the dry ingredients and chocolate chips together. Mix until combined. Press into the prepared pan and bake for 18-20 minutes until light golden brown. Don't overbake! These bars are definitely better underbaked by just a few minutes rather than being overbaked so watch them carefully. Let cool completely on a wire rack before slicing into squares.
Doubling: I almost always double this recipe and press the dough into a large 11X17-inch rimmmed sheet pan.
Chocolate Chips: they are delicious with any assortment of chocolate chips (butterscotch, mint, etc.).
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I'm Mel, food is my love language, and my greatest desire in life is to share the best of the best recipes with YOU! I won't waste your time with filler recipes, but I will give you all my tried-and-true favorites!