Thursday, December 3, 2015

Christmas Desserts & Tacky Sweaters Link-Up Party: Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars Recipe

Christmas Desserts & Tacky Sweaters Link-Up Party: Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars Recipe
Christmas Desserts & Tacky Sweaters Link-Up Party: Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars Recipe
Taste: Kind of like a chocolate chip cookie mixed with a sugar cookie that has been dunked in caramel. Yeah, it's that good.
Amount: It makes a 13x9 dish, about 32 little squares.
Time: 3-4 hours with all the waiting between layers.
Source: Kevin & Amanda.

Ingredients:
the shortbread layer -
  • 4 sticks of unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
the caramel layer -
  • 1 jar hot caramel
the cookie dough layer -
  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 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
the chocolate ganache layer -
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 13x9 baking dish with parchment paper with enough overhang that you can pull the bars out of the dish at the end.

Make the shortbread layer - Beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 3 minutes. Stir flour and salt together. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix on low until just combined. Press the dough into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the edges are slightly browned. Let cool for 10 minutes. Heat the jar of hot caramel in the microwave according to instructions and then pour over the shortbread. Refrigerate until set, at least one hour.

Make the cookie dough layer - Beat the butter and sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, 3 minutes. Add heavy cream and vanilla extract and mix well. Stir flour and salt together. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix on low until just combined. Stir in the mini chocolate chips. Drop by the spoonful on top of the caramel layer and gently spread using a spatula into an even layer. Refrigerate while you make the ganache.

Make the chocolate ganache - Place the chocolate chips in a glass bowl. In a saucepan, whisk together the heavy cream and vanilla until it comes to a simmer over medium-low heat. Pour over the chocolate chips and let sit for 5 minutes, then stir until completely smooth. Pour the ganache over the cookie dough layer and refrigerate until set, about one hour.

To remove the bars from the pan pull the edges of the parchment paper up and lift the bars out. Cut into squares while still chilled. Let come to room temperature for about 30 minutes before serving. Refrigerate any leftovers.

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Now it is your turn to share what Christmas dessert recipe you've made this holiday - if you need to check back on the original post you can find it here. Is it a yearly tradition or a new favorite? Were there any tacky sweaters involved? Link up below and let us know.



p.s. If you are looking for the Teaching Together Blog Hop please visit any of the other hosts' blogs for the link-up - Work it Mommy, Tickled Pink, A + Life, or Our Pretty Little Girls.

14 comments:

  1. Just looking at that yummy dessert makes my stomach growl! Christmas desserts are the best.

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  2. You had me a cookie dough. Then I saw FOUR STICKS of butter and was totally sold. You know it's going to be good when there's a POUND of butter involved!
    These sound AH-MAY-ZING! Clearly I need to find a few hours to make this deliciousness!

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  3. Drooling. YUM. Yum! All the goodness!

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  4. Cookie dough, carmel and chocolate ganache!? Say no more! This looks delicious. I will be needing to try this recipe!

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  5. Oh...my...God! I want that right now! That looks frickin' amazing! Yummy!

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  6. You had me at cookie dough! These look amazing! Need to make ASAP! Thanks for helping to organize the link up!

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  7. Any bar recipe you make I'm sure to love, point in case- s'mores bars!!! I'm pinning this!

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  8. You had me at caramel! Oh so delicious!!

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  9. I am literally drooling right now. I love cookie dough and these sound so heavenly!

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  10. Umm, 4 layers of amazingness? Yes please. Next free weekend I have, I'm totally making this!

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  11. I believe you mentioned some leftovers hanging out in your fridge? You know where to send those ;) cookie dough is my love language.

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  12. MMMMMmmmmm these look UH-mazing! I need to try this soon.

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  13. Oh my gosh these look good! I'm for sure saving this when I have a kid-free chunk of time!

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