Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars Recipe

Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars Recipe from http://www.kevinandamanda.com

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Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars

For Shortbread:

2 cups (1 lb or 4 sticks) butter,  softened 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed 3 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2  teaspoon salt

For Caramel:

2 cups sugar 12  tablespoons butter 1 cup heavy  cream 1 tbsp fleur de sel or fine sea  salt

For Cookie Dough:

1 cup (2 sticks) butter,  softened 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup light brown sugar, packed 2  tablespoons heavy cream 1 tablespoon  vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups all-purpose  flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

For Chocolate Ganache:

1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips 1 cup heavy cream 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously coat a 9×13 baking  dish with cooking spray and line with parchment paper, leaving a 1-inch overhang  on two sides. To make the shortbread, beat butter and  sugars for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add in flour and salt and mix on  low until just combined. Press the dough into prepared pan. Bake at 350 for  30-35 minutes until edges are slightly browned. It may look puffy and jiggly in  the center at first, but it will fall and set as it cools. Shortbread recipe  from Picky-Palate.com.

For the caramel layer, make Salted Caramel Sauce recipe on TwoPeasandTheirPod.com. Pour  about half of the hot caramel mixture over the shortbread crust. Refrigerate  until set, at least one hour. If the caramel is still soft and sticky after 1  hour, freeze for another 15 minutes before continuing.

To prepare cookie dough, beat butter and sugars on medium  speed for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add heavy cream and vanilla and  mix well. Add flour and salt and mix on low speed until just incorporated. Stir  in the mini chocolate chips. Spread cookie dough on top of caramel layer using a  spatula to smooth dough into an even layer. Refrigerate the dough while you  prepare the chocolate ganache.

Chocolate Ganache Layer: Place chocolate chips in a glass  bowl. In a saucepan, whisk together the heavy cream and vanilla and bring to a  simmer over medium-high heat. Pour over the chocolate chips, let sit for 5  minutes, then whisk until completely smooth. Pour the ganache over the cookie  dough layer and chill until set, about 30 minutes.

To remove bars from pan, grasp the edges of the parchment  paper and lift out the entire block. Place on a cutting board and use a large  sharp knife to cut into 2-inch squares. Refrigerated in an airtight container,  bars will keep for up to 3 days.

Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars. The most amazing dessert you can bring to a potluck ever. 4 Layers of Shortbread, Salted Caramel Sauce, Cookie Dough, and homemade Chocolate Ganache.

P.S. For the Quick and Easy method, feel free to use any of  these shortcuts!

  • A layer of store-bought sugar cookie dough in place of the  shortbread layer. Press in pan and bake.
  • A layer of jarred caramel sauce (found with the ice cream  toppings). Microwave and pour straight from jar. Refrigerate to set.
  • A layer of homemade, egg-free cookie dough (make your  favorite cookie dough recipe and replace each egg with 2 tbsp heavy cream or  milk). Spread over caramel.
  • A layer of jarred hot fudge topping like Smucker’s or Hershey’s (found with the ice cream toppings). Heat and pour  over cookie dough. Chill to set!! :)

 

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