Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Lunch Lady Bars

Why didn't any of my lunch ladies know about these? Was Patrick Henry just too small of a school that they were left out of the Lunch Lady Loop? I think the only loop my lunch ladies were a part of was the "fruit cup and milk" loop - that's all I remember getting. Ok, I do remember the occasional jello (with fruit in it) or pudding cup.

Thank goodness I read a lot of cooking blogs. I don't need those lunch ladies. I just need their cookie bars. I found these on Mrs.Lee's blog - YUM. These definitely fall in the YUM category.

I have never made cookies with oil instead of butter and let me just say that I was very impressed with how quickly the dough mixed together and how easy it was to smooth into the pan. And - using oil had an extra bonus - the bowl was practically clean as I emptied the dough into the pan! As a downside, that meant there was little cookie dough to scrape and eat from the bowl. They baked up in exactly 22 minutes. They could have gone a couple more minutes, but I like to underbake a little.

2 1/2 c. Flour
1 t. soda
3/4 t. salt
1 c. oil
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
1 c. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Combine dry ingredients. Set aside.
In bowl mix together oil and sugars.
Add eggs one at a time.
Add vanilla.
Gradually add dry ingredients.
Mix in 3/4 c. of chocolate chips. (I used more like 1 cup of semi-sweet chips)
Spread into 9x13 pan.
Sprinkle remaining 1/4 c. chips on top. (I used about 1/2 cup)
Bake at 350 for 15-25 minutes or until light golden brown.


Joelen said...

Yum! This looks like a great change from the traditional cookie bars!

Liz said...

I also *loved* this recipe!!

Stephanie said...

This looks yummy and super easy to throw together too!

Kelly said...

Gosh, these look good. I'm definitely going to have to give them another try. My batter/dough was so thick that my hand mixer would barely mix it. And they didn't turn out chewy at all. Yours look great though!

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