Corrected! Bake Sale Recipe: Chocolate Chip Squares

This summer my sister-in-law made these chocolate chip squares.  The recipe was passed down from a friend so I am unsure of the origin, but if I could find the original source rest assured that I would give them a piece of mind and call them out on being an enabler to my cookie addiction.

These squares are easy to make.  My four and five year-olds followed the recipe with simple prompts and were proud of their culinary skills.

And any recipe that leaves one bowl for cleanup is a hit in my books.

Please don’t send me hateful emails if you make these and eat the entire pan in one sitting.  Consider yourself warned!


¾ cup of brown sugar

2 cups of flour

1 cup of soft unsalted butter (I used slightly less)

1 tsp of vanilla (I used more, but then again I could bathe in this stuff!)

1 cup of chocolate chips (give or take the handful that my two year shoved in his mouth)


Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl.  Once thoroughly mixed, press into a 8X8 or 9X9 square pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes.  Cut into squares while still hot.


‘Tis the Season…

for baking, and more baking!

We’re doing our share around here, and the kids like to help, and to help themselves.  It’s so much fun, but I have to watch out though about how much they take in.

Our older son once had too much dessert when we were out, cake and ice cream (it didn’t seem like that much, but anyway) and he threw up.  When our younger guy (2) overindulges, he just cries.  For like an hour.  Needless to say I try to watch out for both of them, remembering the relative smallness of their bodies to an adult-size dessert in front of them and all that.

Last night, our older one threw up a couple of times and I couldn’t help wondering if he’d had too much junk to eat.  It was strange to find myself wondering hopefully for a moment that maybe he had a virus!