Easy Chocolate Chip Nutella Cookie Bars
 
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Serves: 20 large bars
Ingredients
  • 450g (225g) unsalted butter (very soft)
  • 440g (220g) light brown sugar
  • 200g (100g) caster sugar
  • 4 (2) large free range eggs
  • 550g (275g) plain flour
  • 2 (1) tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 (1) tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp (1.5tsp) salt
  • 150g (75g) white chocolate chips/chunks
  • 150g (75g) milk chocolate chips/chunks
  • 150g (75g) plain chocolate chips/chunks
  • 1 jar nutella
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180C (160 fan), so that's about gas mark 4, depending on your oven (mine runs cool so it was more like 5).
  2. Grease your tin with a little melted or soft butter and a dusting of flour, then set aside.
  3. In a large bowl or mixer, combine the very soft butter with the brown and white sugar, and mix until fluffy and soft.
  4. Crack in the four eggs, and beat into the sugar butter mixture, then slowly add the flour, stirring and scraping the bottom of the bowl until everything is incorporated. Add the bicarb of soda, baking powder and salt, and mix thoroughly.
  5. Finally, add the chocolate chips, and hey why not pop in a few more too?
  6. Layer half of the cookie dough in the bottom of your pan (or up to about 1cm up the side of the pan). Spoon a generous layer of melted nutella (I microwave the jar in the microwave but DO MAKE SURE all of the gold label is scraped off as your microwave will not like that) on top and then top with more cookie dough. Smooth it out with the back of a spoon.
  7. Bake for 45 - 60 mins in the middle shelf of your oven (Assuming you've made a large batch - if you've halved the batch, cook for 25-35 mins.
  8. These cookie bars need some time to solidify before being cut, so put them into the fridge, ideally overnight, before cutting.
Recipe by Kerry Cooks at https://kerrycooks.com/easy-chocolate-chip-nutella-cookie-bars/