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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars + A Cookbook GIVEAWAY!

My mom and I represent the yin and yang of kitchen equilibrium. Growing up, she cooked every single night. My mom’s a great cook and would make a variety of meals, usually consisting of some type of chicken or beef with potatoes or rice, a vegetable and a salad. She would bake occasionally, but not terribly often. Then there’s me. I bake multiple days a week, but only cook real meals or dinners occasionally. My mom’s a cook, and I’m a baker; we create balance in our little corner of the food world. The exception to my mom’s occasional baking was around the holidays. She would bake up a storm, making tons of different holiday cookies to take to family and to have at the house should we get any visitors. When I was really young, I remember milling about the kitchen and waiting (im)patiently for her to finish mixing the cookie batter so I could lick the beaters. To my young taste buds, licking the beaters was by far the best part of cookie baking. No doubt about it.

Around the time I hit upper elementary school and junior high, my mom banned beater-licking over recent salmonella scares and warnings about raw eggs. Kids everywhere mourned. Away from the watchful eye of Mom, I’d still sneak a taste or two. It wasn’t until many years later, when I was older and working, that a friend shared a recipe with me that rocked my cookie dough world. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip. It tasted exactly like chocolate chip cookie dough, but it didn’t have any raw eggs in it. This was a culinary epiphany. Finally, a way to eat cookie dough without second-guessing yourself! Then there were the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies. Now? An entire cookbook dedicated to creating all sorts of amazing treats with (egg-free) cookie dough! The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook was written by Lindsay Landis, who you might know from the blog, Love & Oil. This bar recipe comes straight from the book, which is packed with fantastic recipes using different types of cookie dough in some of the most creative ways imaginable. I am excited to be giving a copy of the book away today!

You may have heard of “Millionaire Bars” before, which are essentially a shortbread crust topped with a layer of caramel and then a layer of chocolate. Pretty good stuff, right? Lindsay takes it a step further in the book with a layer of chocolate chip cookie dough between the caramel and chocolate layers. I love the added layer of flavor that it provides, truly amping up the original dessert and making it worthy of billionaire status!

Now, on to the giveaway!

Giveaway Details

One (1) winner will receive a copy of The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook.

How to Enter

To enter this giveaway, just answer the following question in the comments section of this post:

“Do you eat raw cookie dough?” Yes or no, there’s no judgment here! I can’t keep my fingers out of the bowl!

Additional (Optional) Entries

To up your chances of winning, you can receive up to FOUR additional entries to win by doing the following (these are optional, not required):

1. Subscribe to Brown Eyed Baker by either RSS or email. Come back and let me know you’ve subscribed in an additional comment.

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4. Follow @browneyedbaker on Twitter. Come back and let me know you’ve followed in an additional comment.

The Fine Print

Deadline: Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.

Winner: The winner will be chosen at random using Random.org and announced at the top of this post. The winner will also be notified via email; if the winner does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: This giveaway is provided by Quirk Books.

GOOD LUCK!

One year ago: Creamy Cucumber Salad
Two years ago: 1st Birthday Party Smash Cake
Three years ago: How to Decorate Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing
Four years ago: French Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars

Yield: 16 bars

Prep Time: 2 hours

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Shortbread:
1/3 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/3 cup granulated sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour

For the Caramel:
7 ounces soft caramel candies (about 25 candies), unwrapped
2 tablespoons heavy cream

For the Cookie Dough:
½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
½ cup light brown sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons heavy cream
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cup all-purpose flour
Pinch of salt
½ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

For the Chocolate Glaze:
4 ounces semisweet or dark chocolate, chopped
1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving a 1-inch overhang on two sides.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

(Recipe adapted from The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook)

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2,669 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars + A Cookbook GIVEAWAY!”

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  1. godwin on June 6, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Never, ever,…???

  2. Jennifer Winfree on June 6, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Yes, especially if it is chocolate cookies with peanut butter chips!

  3. JulieCS on June 6, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Subscribed to your emails!

  4. Rebecca on June 6, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Yesss I definitely eat raw cookie dough!

  5. Rebecca on June 6, 2012 at 10:19 am

    I’m a fan on facebook

  6. JulieCS on June 6, 2012 at 10:19 am

    “liked” you on FB!

  7. Rebecca on June 6, 2012 at 10:20 am

    I follow you on pinterest

  8. Paula Grubbs on June 6, 2012 at 10:20 am

    I love cookie dough… I eat way more of that than cookies when I bake!
    Now following!

  9. Jennifer Winfree on June 6, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Followed on Twitter…

  10. Jennifer Winfree on June 6, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Subscribed to emails…

  11. annie on June 6, 2012 at 10:23 am

    yes i do! cookie dough is one of my fav flavors of ice cream – though can’t have it anymore bc i’ve recently become wheat-free. so i make my own :) love the stuff
    (and i believe you shouldn’t feel guilty for eating it – just make sure you have healthy food, too!)

  12. Jennifer Winfree on June 6, 2012 at 10:23 am

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  13. annie on June 6, 2012 at 10:27 am

    and i just subsribed by e-mail

  14. Amanda on June 6, 2012 at 10:31 am

    I do like raw cookie dough :-)

  15. amy on June 6, 2012 at 10:31 am

    never eat raw cookie dough – dont like the flavor

  16. Luli on June 6, 2012 at 10:32 am

    I’m totally guilty of cleaning that spoon with my finger instead of the spatula to put it back in the bowl, oops, haha! Cookie dough is so tasty, I’ve had this book bookarmed for a while now. I need to have it!

  17. amy on June 6, 2012 at 10:32 am

    I subsribed to follow the RSS feed

  18. Cole on June 6, 2012 at 10:33 am

    YES!

  19. Luli on June 6, 2012 at 10:33 am

    I’ve also subscribed to Brown Eyed Baker’s e-mails :)

  20. Luli on June 6, 2012 at 10:34 am

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  23. Michelle on June 6, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Yes, I love raw cookie dough

  24. Michelle on June 6, 2012 at 10:49 am

    I follow you on twitter

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    I like your facebook page

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  27. Kristie on June 6, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Do I eat raw cookie dough? Yes, I can’t seem to help myself, but I do try to limit myself to the beaters only.
    In an effort to up my chances of winning, I have subscribed to the email, became a fan of Brown Eyed Baker on Facebook, and I began following you on Pinterest and Twitter.
    Thanks so much for the delicious recipes!

  28. Lisa D on June 6, 2012 at 10:58 am

    I absolutely sneak ‘bites’ of cookie dough…any kind, when baking cookies!

  29. Babushka on June 6, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Nope! :)

  30. Sharon on June 6, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Eat raw cookie dough? Yes, of course.

  31. Babushka on June 6, 2012 at 11:00 am

    And I like your Fb page.

  32. Lisa D. on June 6, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Just ‘liked’ Brown Eyed Baker on FB.

  33. Lisa D. on June 6, 2012 at 11:02 am

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  34. Melinda Mills on June 6, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Heck to the yes I eat raw cookie dough! Though I’ve never had it, I think it would be totally worth getting salmonella. I know guys who put raw eggs in their manly-weight-lifting-protein concoctions and there is no way they taste better than raw cookie dough so if they’re willing to risk salmonella for blech, why shouldn’t I for cookie dough deliciousness?

  35. Julie on June 6, 2012 at 11:04 am

    My then-boyfriend (now hubby) stopped by my apartment unexpectedly to take me to dinner. He was a little surprised to see I was in the process of eating dinner….a big bowl of raw chocolate chip cookie dough!!

  36. Julie on June 6, 2012 at 11:05 am

    I’m a FB fan now!

  37. Julie on June 6, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Following you on Pinterest now…so many delicious recipes!

  38. Melinda Mills on June 6, 2012 at 11:06 am

    And I just subscribed by email to Brown Eyed Baker. Not only because of the cookbook, but also because this site has rocked my kitchen-world for awhile and it’s well past time I officially became devoted.

  39. Megan on June 6, 2012 at 11:17 am

    I follow you on Pinterest.

  40. Shana on June 6, 2012 at 11:17 am

    I love cookie dough – I’d rather eat that then the actual made cookie :)

  41. Emily on June 6, 2012 at 11:17 am

    “Do you eat raw cookie dough?” Yes or no, there’s no judgment here! I can’t keep my fingers out of the bowl!

    - YES! as long as it’s gluten-free

  42. Megan on June 6, 2012 at 11:17 am

    I eat raw dough. Love it in ice cream!

  43. Shana on June 6, 2012 at 11:18 am

    I subscribed to Brown Eyed Baker through email. Looking forward to it!

  44. Shana on June 6, 2012 at 11:20 am

    I’m a Facebook fan now!

  45. Jamie on June 6, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Me and my 8 yr old just ate the remaining cookie dough that could not fit on the pan!! I LOVE raw cookie dough – I have signed up for your e-mail outs, liked your facebook page and am now following you on Twitter and Pintrest – looking forward to reading all of your delicous looking recipes!!!

  46. Hannah on June 6, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Yes, I eat so much raw cookie dough! I usually leave some in the fridge to make later and end up eating it all before it even makes it to the oven! (:

  47. Shana on June 6, 2012 at 11:21 am

    I follow you on Pinterest too!

  48. Hannah on June 6, 2012 at 11:22 am

    I just liked you on facebook!

  49. Betty on June 6, 2012 at 11:22 am

    I definitely eat raw cookie dough! Yum!!!

  50. Shana on June 6, 2012 at 11:25 am

    I’m following you on Twitter.

  51. Kim Peterson on June 6, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Of course I eat the raw cookie dough!! :)

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  53. Jill on June 6, 2012 at 11:35 am

    But of course!!!

  54. Phil B on June 6, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Yes!

  55. Amanda on June 6, 2012 at 11:43 am

    I just discovered your site today and I LOVE it!! And yes, I am a true cookie dough lover!! When I saw the cookbook, I couldn’t believe it! I thought, wow, this book was made for me!!

  56. Shonagh @ An Offal Experiment on June 6, 2012 at 11:46 am

    I always lick the beaters, with tinges of guilt and pleasure.

  57. Jill on June 6, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Following you on twitter! I thought I was before :-)

  58. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef on June 6, 2012 at 11:47 am

    yes i do! proudly. :)

  59. suzie patterson on June 6, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Cookie dough is delicious!

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  63. Holly on June 6, 2012 at 11:53 am

    I always eat cookie dough. I have some cookie dough balls in the freezer that I snack on all the time…

  64. Susan@One Less Thing on June 6, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Used to until I learned how unhealthy it was. Now, never :)

  65. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef on June 6, 2012 at 11:54 am

    i follow you on pinterest.

  66. Jocelyn on June 6, 2012 at 11:55 am

    OF COURSE!!!!

  67. Holly on June 6, 2012 at 11:56 am

    I am a fan on facebook too…

  68. Rebecca on June 6, 2012 at 11:57 am

    I don’t eat cookie dough when I’m making cookies, but I love cookie dough-flavoured things, such as cookie dough ice cream!

  69. Cyndy on June 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Can’t resist eating raw cookie dough…at least those last bits from the beater!

  70. Cyndy on June 6, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    I became a fan on facebook.

  71. Cyndy on June 6, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    I subscribed via email.

  72. Allie P on June 6, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Oh Ya!

  73. Mariana on June 6, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    yes yes yes yes!

  74. Pennie D. on June 6, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    YES! I do eat the cookie dough as I am baking the cookies.

  75. Juliana Walters on June 6, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I used to all of the time, but not really anymore.

  76. teabagginit on June 6, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    i would eat raw cookie dough that fell on the floor – i love it so much!

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  78. Kristen M. on June 6, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Occasionally I have been known to dip into the cookie dough bowl.

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  85. Marcia on June 6, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    I live dangerously, I taste raw cookie dough AND I lick the beaters!!

  86. Marcia on June 6, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Can’t wait to try this recipe, I subscribed by email!

  87. Marcia on June 6, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    I liked you on Facebook because I couldn’t find the “fan” button :D

  88. Marcia on June 6, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    I’m following you on Pinterest. Actually I found you through Pinterest to begin with :D

  89. Doris on June 6, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    yes–delicious!

  90. Marcia on June 6, 2012 at 12:48 pm

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  91. Neen on June 6, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Heck, yes! I seldom eat baked cookies-I much prefer the dough!

  92. CJ at Food Stories on June 6, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Congratulations on your foodbuzz top 9, today!

  93. Doris on June 6, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    just joined your e-mail list

  94. Sue on June 6, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Why yes, yes I do…..

  95. Tamara on June 6, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    I Always do, Love that stuff!

  96. Izzy on June 6, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Yes! I love raw cookie dough!

  97. Izzy on June 6, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    I subscribed to emails

  98. Sue on June 6, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Subscribed to your blog via email.

  99. Sue on June 6, 2012 at 1:05 pm

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  100. Donna on June 6, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Raw cookie dough is my favorite- definantely my preference over eating actual cookies!

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