Hey you guys! Long time no see. I’m slowly getting back to blogging, just wanted to pop in and say Hi and introduce you guys to my lovely Blogger/Instagram friend Joanne from the blog oliveandmango.com
I don’t have to say anything much about her because, my words won’t do justice to how incredibly stunning her work is and because once you see her work, you’ll run out of words cause it is THAT great! These cookie bars are inspired by Joanne’s Brown Butter Earl Grey Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars recipe. I just made a few changes to the ingredients because I didn’t have earl grey tea but I had lots of instant coffee and Nutella. You will be hooked to these bars and I suggest you make both versions cause these will disappear in minutes. Check out Joanne’s recipe here.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (w/ Nutella)
- 226 g unsalted butter
- 1 tbsp Instant Coffee powder
- 2-3 tbsp warm water
- 180 g granulated sugar
- 90 g brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 255 g all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp fine salt
- 200 g dark or semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup Nutella
In a heavy bottom saucepan melt the butter on medium heat till it smells nutty and turns brown in colour. (Keep stirring constantly for about 5 minutes)
Set aside to cool.
Preheat oven to 350°F, grease and line a 9x13-inch baking dish with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two opposite sides to easily remove the cookie bars after they are baked.
Add the brown butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl and use a wooden spoon or mixer to stir/mix until well-combined
Mix the warm water and coffee, add it to the batter and mix well.
Mix in the eggs, and vanilla until completely combined.
Add the flour, baking powder, and salt, and mix until just combined.
Fold in chocolate chips and then spread the batter into the prepared pan, sprinkle extra chocolate chips on top if you like.
Dollop the Nutella on the spread batter and swirl it using a spatula or butter knife.
Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a few crumbs, 20 to 25 minutes.(The edges should look firm and well-baked; the center should be moist but not gooey.)
Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
Cut, serve, Enjoy!
You guys should hop over to Joanne’s blog and check out her deeeelicious recipes and STUNNING images <3
I hope you guys try this recipe and enjoy it as much as we did. Until next time!
Until next time!