The other day out of nowhere I started craving these cookie bars I used to make when I was a kid. When I was little whenever we would go to the library to check out books I would always check out cook books, my parents thought I was going to be a chef or something like that( man I wish), but all I ever did was look at the desserts, and I would bake treats, still do, but I married a man who doesn’t even really like baked goodies at all and my boys are no longer around to eat the stuff I bake so I don’t do it as often as I used to.
But I decided who cares… I am going to make these bars anyways, They are a meringue-topped chocolate cookie bar, something I don’t think i’ve ever seen anyone else ever make besides my family growing up, or ever really!! I decided I would dig out the old recipe and give them a whirl.
You know it’s an oldie but a goodie when you pull out the recipe card and it looks like this one! LOL
I replaced the shortening with Butter and omitted the nuts… because I love nuts and I love cookies but I never mix the two! LOL
First you mix all the ingredients to form the dough to place on the bottom of a 9X13 pan.
press dough evenly. Top with Chocolate chips.
Next take the 3 egg whites you saved from the dough and beat till frothy and then add 1 cup of brown sugar and beat until stiff but not dry. Pour on top of chocolate chips.
Place in oven and cook for 30-35 minutes!
let cool and enjoy! 🙂 These are very easy to make, and a little different than your average chocolate chip cookie bar. I am not going to lie, these things are super sweet, but totally remind me of the good old days back when I didn’t worry so much about how much sugar I ate or how fat I would get from eating them! Yep I ate too much and I am now freezing the rest to keep me from eating them all! Does anyone else do this?