salted double chocolate cookie bars


As late August falls upon us and summer begins to slip away, the change in the air is palpable and in an instant, September will be upon us. I’m coping with salted double chocolate cookie bars and I suggest you do the same. After all, in the face of the new and unfamiliar, a little comfort in the form of cookie bars is just what I need.

Salted Double Chocolate Cookie Bars

Packed with semisweet chocolate chips and white chocolate chunks, the bars bake up perfectly soft and chewy. Finished with flaky salt, these treats are cookie bar heaven!

Salted Double Chocolate Cookie Bars


Salted Double Chocolate Cookie Bars

  • Yield: 16 cookie bars


Cookie Bars

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chunks
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats


  • 2 Tbsp semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp white chocolate chunks
  • Flaky salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a 7 x 11-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Beat butter and sugars in a large mixer bowl at medium speed until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture; beat just until incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips, chocolate chunks, and oats.
  2. Scrape batter into prepared baking dish; use a piece of waxed paper coated with nonstick spray to press batter into an even layer. Top with chocolate chips and chunks, pressing gently to adhere. Bake for about 22 to 24 minutes, until set in the middle and top and edges are golden.
  3. Cool completely in baking dish on a wire rack. Just before cutting, chill in the freezer for 10 minutes. Carefully lift parchment to remove bars from pan and place on a cutting board; cut into squares with a sharp knife and sprinkle with flaky sea salt.


  • Calories: 210


  1. I sure wish we were neighbors! I’d be happy to take a few of these off your hands 🙂 Guess I’ll just have to make a delicious batch for myself—what’s not to love???

  2. I was at a birthday party this past weekend and everyone was talking about their favorite dessert. Chocolate chip cookies were at the top of the list! I imagine salted, double, chocolate would be an irresistible version of the classic that everybody loves!

  3. Laura: A terrific new addition to my dessert recipes! I do have one question though. Where do I find/buy flaky salt? Or do you make it? Stephanie R.

    1. Thanks Stephanie! You can find flaky salt at your local grocery store (probably near the spices), or you can order it online. I used Maldon sea salt flakes – they come in an 8 oz box, and will last you quite a while. Hope that helps! 🙂

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