Thursday, October 1, 2009

Football and baking...

Yes, this week we finally got a dose of the allusive autumn! It has been in the high 40s/low 50s every morning and then will warm to a heavenly 75-80 humidity free day. It has been FABU (yes, that is my new word...FABU; pronounced FABOO...just to drive my DD crazy)!

Anyway in the spirit of Fall, (did you like that lead in?)... this week our Football Team has an away game that is really quite a hike, so the Cheer Squad (DD is a member) is doing little goodies bags for the ride for each of the players.

What does all this have to do with me, you ask? Well, that means this morning I am baking Chocolate Cookie Bars. You remember those, don't you - think Toll House Cookie Bars, with my fewer ingredient recipe twist:

Chocolate Cookie Bars (like Toll House Cookie Bars!)

2- 1/3 self rising flour
1 cup butter
¾ sugar
¾ cup brown sugar (packed)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup walnut pieces

Cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add flour; mix well. Stir in chocolate pieces and walnuts. Spread mixture in greased 9x13 baking pan. Bake in 375 degree oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan. Cut into 2 inch squares. Makes about 35.


  1. Those sound yummy- thanks for the recipe!

  2. Lucky football team! I was on the poms in high school and we used to put together spirit bags for the football guys! It was always a hit, but we didn't have homeade cookies! More like costco muffins and gatorade! Lol.

  3. Those cookie bars look yummy and I'm going to make some this afternoon.


  4. I'm going to have to try out your recipe. Those sound delish!


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