This was a favorite of my mom's when she had seven kids running around. It is VERY easy!! It is very important to cut these right out of the oven.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
36
Yield:
2 to 3 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Stir in the vanilla, then the flour; mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips. Press into an unprepared jellyroll pan. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Cut into bars while hot.

Nutrition Facts

116 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 14.3g; fat 6.6g; cholesterol 13.6mg; sodium 38.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2003
I recognized these cookies as one of my Christmas favorites from childhood. Only thing is, they are missing the chopped pecans that make them taste like "toffee" bars. For all those who thought they lacked taste or taste of toffee, add 1/2cup pecans and give it another whirl. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/18/2008
Tasted good but I thought the dough was hard to spread- it was very sticky. I think these are more suited for the candy category mine turned out very crispy almost like brittle. Taste good but I was hoping for more of a cookie bar consistancy. Read More
(2)
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2003
I recognized these cookies as one of my Christmas favorites from childhood. Only thing is, they are missing the chopped pecans that make them taste like "toffee" bars. For all those who thought they lacked taste or taste of toffee, add 1/2cup pecans and give it another whirl. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2008
These are very good! I did add 1 egg to get a more chewy bar. Sweet and tasty. I will make again. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2005
This is the same recipe my mother used and it's delicious. However, instead of mixing the chocolate chips into the bar, she would melt the chocolate chips on top after she removed the bars from the oven. Either way, these bars are scrumptious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2007
Very similar to bars my mom used to make. I halved the recipe and put in an 8x8" with the chips spread on top as others mentioned. Very easy with ingredients that are always around. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2004
This is a really good recipe. My mom always made these when we were kids too and it's always been one of my favorites. Another way to make these is to not put the chocolate chips in the dough but rather spread them on top of the bars when they come out of the oven. If I do it this way I usually use a whole bag of chocolate chips. Either way these are awesome! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2011
I used to make these cookies all the time. But somewhere along the line I lost the pan I baked them in! I used a 1/2 sheet cake pan but it was too big and the dough spread really thin. I didn't overbake them but they were darker than usual and VERY crunchy. My co-workers still enjoyed them but I was a little disappointed. Not your fault Mary Ellen - the dough itself (from the KA paddle) was DELICIOUS. Just need to replace my missing pan. MORAL: Use the right size!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/26/2010
Hmmm doesn't really taste like toffee. Tastes more like chocolate chip cookie squares. Anyhow everyone in my family loved them! Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2005
I love these bars! I had made them for several years and then lost the recipe. This one seems to be just like the recipe I had but mine had the addition of an egg yolk and cooked for less time 15 - 18 mins I believe. I also always sprinkle the choc. chips on top as soon as I take it out of the oven. Wait about 3 mins or so and then spread them and add chopped almonds to the top. Be sure and cut while still warm. Thanks Mary Ellen! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
Excellent cookie bars! They were really easy to make and taste great but I don't see why they are called "toffee" bars. They are more like a brown sugar shortbread to me. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/18/2008
Tasted good but I thought the dough was hard to spread- it was very sticky. I think these are more suited for the candy category mine turned out very crispy almost like brittle. Taste good but I was hoping for more of a cookie bar consistancy. Read More
(2)
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