Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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These are a great alternative to baking chocolate chip cookies.  Same great taste as the original Toll House cookies, but in half the time! 

 

Yield: 25 cookie bars

 

INGREDIENTS

2 ¼ cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup butter, softened

¾ cup granulated sugar

¾ cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 eggs

1-12 ounce package semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

 

PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

Grease a 15×10 inch jelly roll pan or 9x13x2 baking pan (I use 9x13x2).  Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl and set aside.  In an electric mixer with paddle attachment, combine butter, sugars and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each.  Gradually beat in flour mixture into the butter mixture.  Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.  Spread batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from oven and cool.  Cut into squares.