Maple Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

We were having some friends over and I wanted to try a new variation to chocolate chip cookie bars.  While I'm not usually a huge fan of maple syrup, I do like the maple flavoring in my baked goods so I tried making maple chocolate chip cookie bars instead. While the maple flavor was very subtle, my family could tell that there was something just a bit different about these chocolate chip cookies bars. 



We all loved them and they were gone in no time! 

Ingredients:

2 3/4 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup butter, melted

1 cup maple syrup

1 1/4 cups brown sugar

2 large eggs

2 tsp maple extract (or extract of your choice)

2 cups chocolate chips; divided


Steps:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine flour, baking soda and salt in large bowl then set aside.



2. In another bowl melt the butter and add in sugar & maple syrup; whisking until well combined.  Add in eggs and extract again whisking until well combined.


3. Pour butter/sugar mixture into the flour and fold together until you have a uniform batter.  Batter should be smooth and a light golden brown. 


4. Add in 1 1/2 cups chips.  Line a 8x 11.5 x2 (2 quart rectangular) baking dish with parchment paper and spread batter out evenly.  Top with remaining 1/2 cup chips. 




5. Bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean (though you may have melted chocolate on it).  Set the bars aside to cool


6. Cut into squares and enjoy!


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Comments

  1. Adding some chocolate chips on top is a good idea as it enhances the look of the bars. I also like how thick and chewy they look. I wonder if the maple syrup played a role in the consistency of them? If so, it looks like it was a very positive addition.

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    1. Maybe?! That's the only thing I can think of... but we did love the texture of them.

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  2. Oh my Gosh do these look and sound so delish- thanks for sharing!

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  3. This looks absolutely delicious!

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  4. Oh my word these sound and look amazing! I've been waiting for the recipe ever since you mentioned it in one of your recent posts. Definitely saving this one!

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  5. I always like the baking dish cookies as they are much easier!! Sounds wonderful Joanne,
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Yes! I like bar cookies much better than traditional ones too; they don't take nearly as long to make.

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  6. Looks good - and quick and easy. Gotta love a melt and mix.

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    1. Yes! I am all about quick and easy recipes!

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  7. this looks and sounds delicious - can't wait to try it!

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  8. Those look delicious, Joanne! I love real maple syrup on pancakes and waffles. I don't think I'd ever thought of adding it to anything else!

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    1. I don't think I have ever eaten maple syrup (real or "fake") on my pancakes or waffles! I just really do not like the taste of it.

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  9. I am not a fan of maple syrup on say pancakes -- maybe I just don't like pancakes lol. But I do like it in baked goods, a recipe for a meat marinade, and even a way to sweeten my coffee.

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    1. I have never thought of using it in my meat marinade but I bet that tastes good too!

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  10. Ohh! These look and sound so good!
    I love anything with maple syrup.

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  11. Hi, Joanne! These look so good! I just started co-hosting over at the Senior Salon Pit Stop and I would love to invite you to link up your recipe to inspire others and have a chance to be featured! https://www.kraftyplanner.com/blog/category/Senior+Salon+Pit+Stop
    xx,
    Maria

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