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Chocolate Chip Pan Cookies

This recipe was inspired by my mentor, Jane Noland
Course Cookie, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bar cookie, chocolate chips, easy, pan cookie
Servings 20


  • 9x13 pan or 2-10 inch round pans
  • can use 10 inch round cast iron skillet for 1/2 recipe


  • 2 1/4 cups flour unsifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 each eggs
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine first three ingredients and set aside.
  • Cream butter, sugars and vanilla. Beat in eggs.
  • Gradually add dry ingredients. Add chips and nuts.
  • Spread into greased 9x13 pan and bake for 20 minutes or until done.
  • Cool and cut into squares.


Recipe can be halved and placed in a clear bag.  Halve chocolate chips and place in another bag to separate.  Add to another clear bag with printed recipe and tie with decorative ribbon.  Can be packed with 10 inch cast iron skillet for gifting or simply given by itself.