Sometimes scooping out dough and baking multiple batches is just to much hassle when you need to take a treat somewhere in a hurry. I’m kind of obsessed with bar cookies and these Soft Batch Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are my new favorite.
They are so soft and chewy and have a slightly unique flavor that makes them extra special. I made these for my sons basketball team and their families and everyone was raving about them.
I saw a recipe floating around Pinterest for Soft Batch Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies that looked delicious and decided that with some slight adjustments I could turn them into bars, no problem.
It worked like a charm.
Make these awesome Soft Batch Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars next time you need to take a treat somewhere or just for your own personal goodie stash. They are also perfect for lunch boxes and freeze really well.
- ¾ cup softened butter
- 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1½ cups packed brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 tsp vanilla
- 3½ cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tsp cornstarch
- 1½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp course sea salt or ¾ tsp regular salt
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Spray a large cookie sheet 15''x11'' with cooking spray and set aside
- With your stand mixer or a hand mixer, cream together the butter, softened cream cheese, brown sugar and granulated sugar for 1-2 mintues.
- Add eggs and vanilla and continue mixing for 3 minutes or until mixture is very light and fluffy. Scrape sides down halfway through mixing.
- Add flour, corn starch, baking soda, and salt and mix until well combined. Add chocolate chips and mix or stir until combined.
- Scoop mixture out evenly over baking sheet and use your hand, greased (I like to put mine in a plastic baggie and spray the baggie with cooking spray) to press the mixture down evenly over the cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
- Place cookie sheet on cooling rack and allow cookie bars to cool completely. You can put them in the fridge to speed up this process if desired. You can eat them warm but they are much easier and less crumby and messy if allowed to cool completely.