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Chocolate Chip Cookies Bars

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 24 servings 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


These are the best chocolate chip cookie bars. They are soft and chewy, and so easy to make. Plus, this large batch recipe is made in a 9×13 pan, so there’s plenty to go around. #dairyfree #chocolatechipcookies


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F and line a 9×13″ dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat shortening and sugars for about 2 minutes at a medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until combined.
  4. Add flour mixture, about 1/2 cup at a time, mixing until incorporated, scrapping sides as needed. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Transfer to the baking dish and press firmly until the dough covers the dish evenly. Bake for 22 – 25 minutes, on until the top is fully set.
  6. Remove from oven and allow chocolate chip cookie bars to cool completely before removing from baking dish.

Keywords: dairy free