I wanted to bake something as a thank-you to a friend who did something SUPER nice for me recently and since these would be put through the mail, I figured what travels better than bar cookies?
And what's better than classic chocolate chip cookies? But... in BAR FORM!
BTW, all you plain chocolate chip cookie lovers are crazy. Chocolate chip cookies WITH NUTS is where it's at.
And if it couldn't get better...
What can I say - I get excited about baking...
from King Arthur Flour
My only change was to use less chocolate chips (probably about 5 oz and handfuls of m&ms mixed in). I also used toasted pecans for the nuts.
I baked for exactly 30 minutes and they are right, the cake tester isn't clean. They are DELICIOUS. Gooey, chocolate-y, and perfect. They are reminiscent of a chewy brownie in texture.
They are safely packed away for travel tomorrow morning and thankfully, I only saved some of the ugly edges for myself ... because they will be gone by tonight!
I hope she likes them!