Monday, October 11, 2010

Tuxedo Cookie Bars

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup salted butter

1 1/2 cups white sugar

3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate)

1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract

4 Tbsp hot water

4 large eggs

1 cup (6 oz.) white chocolate chips

Yield: 18 servings

Preheat oven to 325F. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan. In a medium bowl combine flour and soda with a wire wisk, and set aside.

In a small saucepan melt butter and 2 cups of chocolate chips over low heat, stirring constantly till smooth.

In a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed, beat chocolate mixture and sugar until smooth, about 5 minutes. Continuing to beat, add the vanilla, then the water, a tablespoon at a time. Scrape down sides of bowl. next, add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

Gradually add the flour mixture, blending at low speed. Then add the remaining 1 cup of chocolate chips and the white chips. Blend until equally distributed throughout batter.

Spread batter in to prepared baking pan. Bake 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out just slightly moist.

Cool to room temperature. cover well and refrigerate until cold cute unto bars to serve.