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"My mother had made these since I was little and then I made them for my kids. They are great to take to a picnic and they carry well."

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Prep Time: 20m

Cook Time: 25-30m


Servings: 24  

  • 5.0000

My grandmother used to make these for us all the time loaded with walnuts. Just like your favorite chocolate chip cookie, only better!.

  US | Metric  Print Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup butter (melted)
  • 1 pound brown sugar (light brown sugar I measure 2 cups packed from a large bag)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour (white)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped

What You Will Need

No special items needed.
  How to Make

Step 1

Melt the butter and add the brown sugar; mix well and cool; add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Step 2

Add dry ingredients and mix well; add nuts and chocolate bits

Step 3

Put into a greased 9x13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes.

  Nutritional Facts
  • Serving Size: 1 (65.8 g)
  • Calories 279.9
  • Total Fat - 13.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 40.2 mg
  • Sodium - 145.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 36.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.7 g
  • Sugars - 19.1 g
  • Protein - 5.1 g
  • Calcium - 63.3 mg
  • Iron - 1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg
9 reviews

If you like choc chip cookies then you will love these. The more nuts the better too!


Review by Janetlee

Kinda chewy, chocolate goodness nestled in between crunchy nuts. You can't lose making these bars. Especially since you don't have to roll them out or shape them into cookies. Winner winner!


Review by DebbieLovesDesserts

We love these things and I make them at least once a week. I like making them when my grandchildren are here so I don't eat the whole pan myself! They are that good!


Review by ImOutOfThyme

An old time classic that I enjoyed growning up and have made them several times recently for my grandchildren. They always ask me to make them because they are bigger than chocolate chip cookies and taste twice as good! Can't leave out the nuts on these at my house. The kids would kill me if I did!


Review by JoJo

My grandmother used to make these for us all the time loaded with walnuts. Just like your favorite chocolate chip cookie, only better!


Review by Chefster

My mom always made these for us, and they were a childhood favorite of all us kids. I used over a cup of nuts and they couldn't be better. Chocolate chip cookies in bar form. Eating one of these is like having 3 cookies all at once, and who doesn't like that! Thanks so much for posting!


Review by FanciPantsNanci

These things are sinfully good. Ay Yahh!


Review by Crazed_Chef

I am loving your desserts Mimi! I can't wait to try more. These are delicious with nuts, which I added. Can't wait to make these again. Better than Chocolate Chip cookies any day of the week. I had vanilla ice cream on top of the last one I had and it was so so good!


Review by LouLouIzSpoiled

I love chocolate chip cookies and these are even better. I made them for our lunches this week for work and they are so good that I have a strange feeling they won't last the week. I hid some from my husband so at least I will have some!


Review by AnnJMe