May 22, 2013

Cooking | Black-Bottom Cookie Bars

I know I am a bit late on the Pinterest bandwagon but the main reason why I finally took the plundge and created an account is the neverending collection of recipes you can find on here. I have created a board for vegetarian recipes and another for desserts, and it is really fun to experiment with the countless recipes! I can never resist a recipe mentionning "cookie" or "cookie dough", and these beauties are heavenly soft, chewy and gooey!

You will need:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted (plus more for baking dish)
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cups semisweet chocolate chips (I used a Valentine's Day chocolate heart instead)

Preheat oven to 350° and lightly butter an 8-inch square baking pan. Whisk together butter and both sugars in a large bowl. Whisk in eggs and vanilla. 

Gradually add flour and salt, mixing just until moistened.

Divide batter in half, and transfer one half to a separate bowl. Stir in cocoa powder and chocolate chips until combined.

Place chocolate batter in baking pan, spread evenly and smooth top. Spread plain batter on top of chocolate batter and also smooth top.

Bake 25-30 minutes, or until top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Do not overbake!


Recipe adapted from Bake or Break