Ingredients

2/3 cup butter
2 1/4 cups brown sugar, lightly packed
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/3 cups regular or gluten-free all-purpose flour*
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
3 eggs
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

*Lisa uses Better Batter gluten-free flour and weigh, rather than measure, her flour. If you prefer to weigh your flour, use 325 grams of flour for this recipe.

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 9×13” metal baking pan.
2. Add the butter to a medium saucepan and melt over medium-low heat. Stir in the brown sugar and vanilla; remove from heat.
3. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
4. Beat the eggs, one at a time, into the butter mixture. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the flour, in batches. Fold in the chocolate chips.
5. Spread the batter into the prepared pan.
6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the dough is lightly browned; a toothpick inserted into the center should come out with a few crumbs, but not gooey.
7. Cool completely in the pan before cutting into squares.

Makes: 16 bars  Total Time: 45 minutes

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Chef’s Name: Lisa Dearen recipe02
Age: 42
Family Members: Hubby, one kiddo and two Labs
Community of Residence: Aviara, Carlsbad
Hobbies/ Interests: Cooking, photography, reading, stand-up paddle boarding and traveling
Favorite Local Activity: Spending the afternoon at South Ponto Beach with friends and family, boogie boarding, body surfing and picnicking
About the Recipe: When I first went gluten-free, this family recipe was the treat I missed the most. After tinkering and tasting, I found that the original recipe works just as well with all-purpose gluten-free flour as with regular flour.
About the Chef: I’m a native Californian and moved to SoCal for college. I met my husband at UCSD and we’ve lived in San Diego ever since. Before staying home with my daughter, I worked for Booz Allen and Toshiba as a computer programmer. Now I’m a freelance editor/writer, and the voice and photographer behind Whisk & Cleaver, a food blog about gluten-free California cuisine and the California lifestyle. I love to cook, eat and travel, and write about all three.

Visit Lisa’s Food blog at www.whiskandcleaver.com.

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