Never satisfied with just one. An immediate need to eat another before the last bite and 10 cookies later you do not know how the package depleted. These cookies are addictive.
I caved. I bought a box! The little boxes of death…the cute little girls sweetly offering you cookies. I had been so good. I continued to walk past and not buy any. Part of the self control came from the fact that I never carry cash. It was an easy decision and I did not feel like I was missing out. Then they got me. I was at a brewery, of course, and they were accepting payment by credit card. Really!?!
For those that can maintain the self control, I am providing a “healthier,” homemade, possibly just as addictive ;), substitution. It is not a thin mint recipe but Cara over at Fork and Beans has a gluten-free thin mint recipe and tagalong recipe. Then Heather at Sweet Precision has a delicious looking recipe for Samoas. Samoas are my favorite but I love thin mints too 🙂
Here is a soft, chewy, and chocolaty cookie bar recipe that will satisfy the sweet tooth. Though I caved and bought thin mints, I had been craving chocolate chip bars. Don’t ask why. It is a random craving but sometimes you just want simple and easy 😀
2 1/8 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
12 tablespoons butter (1 1/2 sticks), melted and cooled slightly
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups chocolate chips
1. Melt butter. Set aside to cool.
2. Combine flour, salt and baking soda.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk sugars and butter together.
4. Add eggs and vanilla and mix again.
5. Fold in flour mixture.
6. Fold in chocolate chips. I used milk chocolate chips but semi-sweet works too.
7. Scrape dough into a 9×13 in. greased baking pan. The batter is just like regular cookies dough so you will have to spread it around.
8. Bake until the top of the bars are light golden brown, slightly firm to the touch, and edges start pulling away from sides of pan, 24-28 minutes.
These are SO gooey and amazing. Fresh out of the oven with a large glass of milk is the best. If these are just as addictive and unhealthy then at least they are cheaper on your wallet? 🙂 I typically always have these ingredients on hand!
~Milk by the Kings of Leon