Making Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

by Stephanie

Cookies have been a struggle to get right in the microwave. Today I’m bringing you microwave chocolate chip cookie bars that take just a few minutes and taste delicious, too. This post contains affiliate links.

Title image with a close up of the microwave chocolate chip cookie bars

Believe it or not, I have been working on trying to get microwave chocolate chip cookies to actually come out, apart from a typical mug cake version. They always tend to make a gooey mess until I tried a bar version.

What do you need to make microwave chocolate chip cookie bars?

Your favorite cookie dough. I found refrigerated cookie dough works great!

You’ll also want a microwave-safe 8 x 8 dish.

Bars of chocolate chip cookies on brown parchment paper.

How do you make microwave chocolate chip cookie bars?

After making your favorite cookie dough make sure to chill it for at least an hour or so.

If you’re using refrigerated cookie dough, take it out the fridge right when you’re ready to microwave it.

Spray the baking dish with non-stick olive oil spray.

Press cookie dough into the bottom of the pan. I put enough to fill the entire pan halfway up the sides.

Heat on HIGH for 6-7 minutes. The cookie will start to rise and puff up.

Check to make sure the top of the cookie dough looks done. If it still looks like wet raw dough, continue cooking for 2 minutes at a time, checking each time.

When the cookie dough looks like it’s been cooked, remove from the microwave and allow it to cool for a few minutes.

Use a spatula or sharp knife to go around the edges. Cut the cookie into squares and remove from the pan.

Eat immediately while still warm.

Turn your Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars into a Microwave Pizookie!

Instead of cutting the giant cookie into bars, just add 1-2 scoops of ice in the center with a drizzle of hot fudge, caramel, and whipped cream and enjoy with a spoon for each of you!

Can you make microwave chocolate chip cookie bars ahead of time?

Microwave baking tends to harden over time. So, I would not make these more than hour or so before you’re going to serve them. They are best served warm.

I find if you are using the premade refrigerated cookie dough, they do stay softer longer than homemade dough.

How do you store leftover microwave chocolate chip cookie bars?

Store in a sealed container for a couple of days such as a ziplock bag.

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Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Yield: 6 bars

Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • your favorite chocolate chip cookie dough - even refrigerated cookie dough!

Instructions

  1. Spray non-stick oil spray in an 8 x 8 pan,
  2. Press the cookie dough into the bottom of the 8 x 8 pan. Fill it up to halfway up the sides of the pan.
  3. Cook on HIGH in the microwave for 6-7 minutes.
  4. Check to make sure the cookie dough on top looks done and not raw.
  5. If it's raw, continue cooking for 1-2 more minutes, checking after each 1-2 minutes, until it looks like the cookie is done.
  6. Remove from microwave.
  7. Cool for 5 minutes.
  8. Use a sharp knife or spatula to go around the edges.
  9. Cut into 6 bars and remove from the pan.
  10. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 50Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 35mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 0g

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