Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with Cookie Dough Frosting

I know I’m generally pretty positive about the things I post, not surprisingly, but this is by far the best thing I’ve made/eaten in months. The frosting is SO GOOD! I have eaten a pretty alarming amount of this in the past few days. Not feeling bad about it.

Packed for hockey, where they were popular.

Packed for hockey, where they were popular.

Ingredients:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars:

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cookie Dough Frosting:

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 1/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk or cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

To make the bars, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 15X10″ jelly roll pan.

Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.

Cream together the butter, sugars, and vanilla.

IMG_6146Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each.

IMG_6147Gradually beat in the flour mixture on low speed.

IMG_6148Beat in the chocolate chips, then spread into the greased pan. I found it helpful to grease a spatula (several times) and then use that to spread the dough.

IMG_6149Don’t worry if you can’t make it reach quite to all the corners, it grows to fit while it bakes.

Bake 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.

IMG_6151Cool in the pan, then remove from the pan, ideally onto a large cutting board. If you just slightly twist the pan, like you would an ice cube tray, the cookie should pop out easily enough.

Got some powdered sugar on it already. Whoops!

Got some powdered sugar on it already. Whoops!

To make the frosting, beat together the butter and brown sugar until creamy. Beat in the powdered sugar, then the flour and salt. Finally, beat in the milk and vanilla until smooth.

IMG_6153Spread on the cooled bar. The frosting was slightly thick for super smooth spreading, so I again greased a spatula and spread it without much trouble.

IMG_6154

Shoulda added sprinkles, just for looks. Oh well.

Cut into bars, and then just try to stop yourself from eating the entire thing immediately!

This really is a fabulous frosting, and a delicious cookie bar underneath. I massively highly recommend trying them immediately!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with Cookie Dough Frosting

From one curly fry in a box of the regular.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars:

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cookie Dough Frosting:

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 1/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk or cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

To make the bars, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 15X10″ jelly roll pan. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.

Cream together the butter, sugars, and vanilla. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each. Gradually beat in the flour mixture on low speed. Beat in the chocolate chips, then spread into the greased pan.

Bake 20-25 minutes, until golden brown. Cool in the pan, then remove onto a large cutting board.

To make the frosting, beat together the butter and brown sugar until creamy. Beat in the powdered sugar, then the flour and salt. Finally, beat in the milk and vanilla until smooth. Spread on the cooled bar, then cut into pieces.

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About sparecake

My name's Corinne, and I like cake, cookies, and chocolate! Also, non-c-things such as ponies, Star Trek, and biking. I write a food blog and a blog about life, wide open spaces, and museum work. Nice to meet you!
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