Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Black and White Cookie Bars

2.5 cups white or wheat (baking) flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) butter OR 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup butter substitute
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup Agave nectar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs OR 1/2 cup egg substitute
1 cup milk chocolate chips
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts
Non-stick cooking spray

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda with a whisk.  In a large mixing bowl, cream softened butter, sugars, and vanilla until smooth.  Add one egg at a time to large bowl and mix thoroughly.  Mix in flour from medium bowl gradually until all ingredients are thoroughly blended together.  Using a large spoon or spatula, stir in chocolate chips and chopped nuts.

Coat rectangular, glass 9 x 13 pan with non-stick spray.  Spread cookie mixture evenly in glass pan, using a spatula.  Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes, depending on desired doneness, or gooeyness.

Cool pan on wire rack for 30 minutes or more.  Cut into 2 inch squares.  Makes 24 cookie bars.

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