Miriam’s Chocolate Chip Squares

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There’s a teenage boy living at my house and I’m back in the kitchen, cooking and baking like I used to when my guys were home. The other day I tried my hand at this recipe. Said boy hinted strongly when he left for school that morning that more blueberry muffins and some cookies would make a nice after-school snack.

This recipe for chocolate chip squares comes from the cookbook My Sisters’ Recipes. My cousin Miriam is the mom of these gals. Lois, Deborah, Phoebe and Julia put their heads together and compiled a cookbook of tradition from their past and the present. How grateful I am that they compiled these recipes while their mom was still living to enjoy the cookbook!

chocolate chip squaresThis recipe is easy to make and takes a lot less time than baking cookies. The squares are soft and chewy and almost half of them are already gone. This is the kind of recipe you can mix up and then take with you to bake when you’re helping feed a small group or a crowd.

If you’d like more information about the cookbook, you can email Deborah here.

chocolate chip barsThe recipe



Here is a photo of the cookbook.

Miriam's Chocolate Chip Squares

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A quick, simple, and easy recipe for chocolate chip squares. Confectioner's sugar is optional. Make a double batch and freeze some!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24


  • 1 cup light OR dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sour milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar optional


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Beat sugar, butter, and eggs together
  • Stir in sour milk
  • Add flour, baking soda, and salt
  • Fold in chocolate chips
  • Bake in a 15 x 10 x 1 inch pan for approximately 20 minutes
  • Cool and cut into squares
  • Optional: while still warm, cut into squares and roll in confectioners sugar


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