Monday, June 24, 2013

Ginger Chocolate Chip Bars

I made these bars for Mother's Day (I know it's super late). They were really good! They tasted like chocolately gingerbread cookies...but in a bar-if that makes sense at all. They were very easy to make and will definitely be made again!

Ginger Chocolate Chip Bars-adapted from Real Simple
Total Time: 1 hour
Makes 24 bars

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking pan and line with two criss-crossed pieces of parchment paper. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, baking soda and salt. 

In a separate bowl, beat the butter and sugars until fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla until well combined. Gradually add the flour mixture until just combined. Mix in the chocolate chips.

Spread the batter evenly in the pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center, about 40-50 minutes. Cool completely and then cut into bars.

This can also be frozen for later:
Instead of baking the batter, freeze it in the pan for up to 2 months. Bake as directed above
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