Skip to Content

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars

It’s time for Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars! Today I’m sharing another treat that I made during the holidays for my family. As usual, they requested chocolate chip cookies but I ALWAYS make those cookies.

Sure, the cookies I make are amazing but I wanted to make something different. I figured I would include something with cookie dough to keep them happy though. Who doesn’t like chocolate chip cookie dough, right?!? Well, my stepmom doesn’t but she is probably the only one.

Billionaire Bars

When I saw these Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars on Pinterest, I knew this one was a winner! Lindsey Landis of Love & Olive Oil first introduced the world to this modification of the popular Millionaire Bars in her book The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook. Yep, a whole book dedicated to cookie dough. Love.

It takes a little bit to make these bars because you have to put the pan in the freezer a few times, but let me tell you, it’s worth it. Completely worth it!

*While this recipe only makes an 8×8 pan of bars, you can easily double all the ingredients and make a 13×9 pan. I have done this and it turns out just as good but with twice the amount of bars.

Billionaire Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars
Prep Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 50 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 16 servings

Ingredients
  

For the SHORTBREAD

  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

For the CARAMEL

  • 7 oz soft caramel candies (about 25 candies) unwrapped
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream

For the COOKIE DOUGH

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

For the CHOCOLATE GLAZE

  • 4 oz semi-sweet or dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8×8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Make the Shortbread: In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add vanilla and salt and beat until combined. Add flour and mix until incorporated; dough may appear slightly crumbly.
  • Firmly press into prepared pan. Poke shallow holes into the surface of the dough with a fork or skewer.
  • Bake 18 to 22 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden. Remove pan from oven and set on a wire rack.
  • Make the Caramel Layer: Place the caramel candies in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the heavy cream and stir until completely melted. Pour hot caramel mixture over shortbread crust and spread into an even layer. Refrigerate until set, 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Make the Cookie Dough: Combine the butter and sugars in a large mixing bowl and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the heavy cream and vanilla; mix well. Add the flour and salt and mix on low speed until incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips. Spread the cookie dough on top of the caramel layer, using a spatula to smooth the dough into an even layer. Refrigerate the pan while you prepare the glaze.
  • Make the Chocolate Glaze: In a small bowl, combine the chocolate and butter and microwave on 50% power in 30-second increments, stirring after each, until completely melted and smooth. Spread the glaze over the cookie dough layer and chill until set, about 30 minutes.
  • To remove the bars from the 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. Stored in an airtight container, bars will keep for up to 3 days.
Keyword berry dessert, caramel, chocolate chip, cookie, cookie bars, cookie dough
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Billionaire Bars
Billionaire Bars
Bilionaire Bars
Billionaire Bars

*If you like what you see, why not PIN it?!? 🙂 It’s as easy as hovering over the photo and hitting the pin button.

Recipe: Chili 3 Ways
← Read Last Post
Finding Out the Gender of Your Baby or Keeping it a Surprise plus Gender Revealing Party Ideas
Gender Revealing Party Ideas
Read Next Post →
Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.