I've learned two things about college.
But for now, I'm going to focus on food. After all, it's what I'm good at and what I love. Because, really, what's not to love about chocolate chip cookie bars with chocolate ganache slathered all over the top? If you answered "nothing", you are correct. I had a few issues with the ganache which is why it looks a little bit thin and runny, but I promise, it's super easy and as long as you follow the directions, you'll be a-okay. It was actually a careless mistake on my part - I've made ganache a ton of times and this was the first time I've had trouble. These Blondies with Chocolate Ganache should definitely happen soon!
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12 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg + 1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups chocolate chips
4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 13" x 9" pan; set aside.
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and both sugars. Mix in egg, egg yolk and vanilla. Gradually add in dry ingredients (flour, baking soda and salt). Stir in chocolate chips. Spread the dough in prepared pan. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until set and golden brown around the edges.
Place the chopped chocolate in a small bowl. Heat the heavy cream in the microwave in 30-second increments until hot, but not quite boiling. Pour the cream over the chocolate and stir until smooth. Spoon the ganache over each individual cookie bar. YIELD: about 24 cookie bars