How to make cookie dough {chocolate chip}

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Today I wanted to share how to make cookie dough. Cookie dough is my absolute favorite thing to eat in the world. I know you are not suppose to eat it raw but I am guilty x10. When I was in college, I lived with my grandmother (my mom’s mom) for a brief period in Florida and we always watched TV at night and ate Pillsbury chocolate chip cookie dough. She loved it as much as me, maybe even more. Last weekend the kids and I made chocolate chip cookie dough bars and I must say, it brought me back to those days as a kid in Florida with my gram. I swear she sits on my shoulder as my angel from heaven and says, “have some for me!!!” 😉

how to make cookie dough / chocolate chip cookie dough bars

My absolute favorite dessert on the planet.

easy chocolate chip cookie dough bars

EASY Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars

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Supply List

  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Crushed walnuts optional

Instructions : Step by Step

  • Cream butter and sugars together in mixer
  • Add eggs and vanilla and continue to mix
  • Slowly add flower, salt and baking soda
  • Mix until smooth
  • Fold in chocolate chips
  • Spread evenly in greased 9x13 glass baking dish
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes on 350
  • I prefer them a bit gooey so I tend to cook a little less.
Author: Jessica Bruno

adapted from Betty Crocker and So Festive.

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I usually add more vanilla as I prefer taste but feel free to use less if you don’t care for it. I always add an extra 1/2 – 1 tsp. This dough would also be perfect for valentines day using a heart cookie cutter.  These bars lasted about 2 hours and only because I made everyone wait until after I took pictures. Now that you know how to make cookie dough, would you use chocolate chips or another candy? M&M’s are perfect too!

Meet Jessica

What started as a hobby, Jessica’s blog now has millions of people visit yearly and while many of the projects and posts look and sound perfect, life hasn’t always been easy. Read Jessica’s story and how overcoming death, divorce and dementia was one of her biggest life lessons to date.


  1. Would these not be considered chocolate chip cookies once you bake them?

    1. Karla Klassy-Griffith says:

      Not really Karen as they turn out thicker like a bar, as opposed to a thinner round cookie. Try it and enjoy!

  2. Thanks for linking back to my recipe on So Festive! I’m so glad you enjoyed these cookie bars. What a cool blog you have! Have a great weekend!


  3. Karla Klassy-Griffith says:

    My daughter has made them twice and they are yummy, especially with a scoop of ice cream on top. Just like a pazookie without the high cost. There is a batch in the oven as I type this with white chocolate chips and coconut. Wish we had macadamia nuts, but they will still be delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

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