Sunday, October 14, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars

Ok... so you all know I am a complete chocoholic fiend right? If not... get with it! I mean everyone knows that! Well, first of all this was like heaven on a plate, but the frosting was like holy moly, crazy rich, and I am not one to turn down something like that, but it was really quite good, so if you are a crazy dessert fanatic then these are the bars for you! Kids love them just the same if not, probably more they are a perfect solution for when you can't think of a snack to bring to a party, they're very rich so you can cut them smaller (I cut them into 16th's) When you take them out of the fridge, they're kind of stiff though, but I like my cold chocolate, you can heat it up too, and you definitely need something to wash them down, but they are so worth it! Because they are so very  scrumptiously yummy!  I got this recipe from

For Bars:
1 stick butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
For Cookie Dough Frosting:
1 stick butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup brown sugar
About 3 cups powdered sugar
1 cup miniature chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally grease an 8×8″ baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.
2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugars with an electric mixer until creamy, about a minute. Add the egg + vanilla extract to combine.
3. Add in the flour, salt and baking soda to combine, mixing slowly. Lastly, stir in the chocolate chips by hand.
4. Spread the mixture into the prepared pan in an even layer. Bake until golden and just set in the center, about 23-27 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan completely while you prepare the frosting.

 Cookie Dough Frosting
1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter, vanilla and brown sugar until creamy. Gradually add the powdered sugar, about a cup at a time, until frosting is light and fluffy. You kind of want it on the softer side (think cookie dough!) rather than stiff icing. Stir in the miniature chocolate chips.
2. Spread the frosting evenly on top of the cooled cookie bars. Pop the bars in the fridge for about 10 minutes or so to set the frosting.
3. Cut into squares and serve! This makes about 9 full bars if you don't want to be overwhelmed with richness you can certainly cut them smaller (I cut them into 16th's... they’re very very rich, so you may want to). Store leftovers airtight in the fridge, up to 2 days.

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