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!

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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!

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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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  1. Paige on June 6, 2012 at 6:02 pm

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  3. Amanda on June 6, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Of course I eat raw cookie dough! It’s the best thing ever!

  4. Niki on June 6, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Sure do! (although I’m pregnant right now and haven’t been – can’t wait for baby to come ;))

  5. Danielle on June 6, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Oooh, I happened to stumble upon this just in time :) I follow your blog via email. This looks delicious, and the book looks amazing also.

  6. erin on June 6, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Of course I do! No shame here…

  7. erin on June 6, 2012 at 6:17 pm

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  8. Jen Hansen on June 6, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Yes, love that raw stuff!

  9. Anno on June 6, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    me and cookie dough …. We get along.

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  11. Jenny on June 6, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    YES! A big resounding yes! Who doesn’t eat cookie dough? My favorite is oatmeal raisin ;) YYUUUMMMM!

  12. Amy on June 6, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    One of the first things I did when I went off to college and became an “adult” was buy a roll of Nestle chocolate chip cookie dough and eat the entire thing. So to answer your question, yes.

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  16. Jill_R on June 6, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Yes, I eat all knids of raw cookie dough. So good!

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  21. Lori on June 6, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    No….

  22. Laura on June 6, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Yes!!! Cookie dough is wonderful especially during PMS

  23. Tracy on June 6, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Guilty…I do eat raw cookie dough. :-)

  24. Jen on June 6, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Yep, ate raw cookie dough as a child and still do as an adult!

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  29. Beth on June 6, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Love Raw Cookie dough! There isn’t a better treat!
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  30. Cris on June 6, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    OF COURSE!
    That is half the fun of baking!!

  31. Emma on June 6, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    YES!!! raw cookie dough all the way!

  32. Emma on June 6, 2012 at 7:41 pm

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  33. Anni on June 6, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Do I? Do I ever =_= Cookie dough is the best thing, and where I live, we don’t even have cookie dough ice cream… Luckily I’m going over to California for the summer! Cookie dough ice cream, here I come <3 I need to try this recipe as soon as I have time!

  34. Karen on June 6, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Of course I take a nibble! But I make a lot of vegan cookies too and that means I can lick the bowl clean with no worries at all…

  35. Pamela Rothbard on June 6, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Yes to raw cookie dough! In fact, my first blog post ever mentioned baking with my daughter and the thrill of her first taste of cookie dough then a comment appeared…I was thrilled (I had a reader!) and it turned out it was just a concerned parent admonishing me for sharing raw dough. Oh well!

  36. Sarah on June 6, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Um… yes. Had some today. *guilty*

  37. Sarah on June 6, 2012 at 7:49 pm

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  41. Cindy on June 6, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Yes I love eating raw cookie dough!

  42. Sarah on June 6, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Always!!!! Its the best part. I also eat most other “raw” batters too, like cakes and brownies. How can one resist?

  43. Jelena on June 6, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    YES!!! Its so yummy!

  44. Susie on June 6, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    I only eat the cookie dough… :)
    Love it….

  45. Michelle on June 6, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    My husband and i LOVE raw cookie dough! That book sounds awesome!

  46. Mary on June 6, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    “Do you eat cookie dough?” Is that a for real question? Isn’t that mandatory when making cookies? If I’m going out from salmonella on beater from the hand mixer, at least I’ll leave this world happy and with a smile on my face. Recipe looks fabulous. Can’t wait to try them!

  47. Taylor on June 6, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Heck yes! I love it!

  48. Megan on June 6, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Yes, all the time! It’s worth the risk!

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  49. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) on June 6, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    I already follow you on pinterest also :)

  50. Susan on June 6, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Absolutely!

  51. Sara on June 6, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Do I eat raw cookie dough? Uh, I’m a human, therefore, absolutely!

  52. fishgirl182 on June 6, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    i do like cookie dough but not huge amounts of it. i like it in my ice cream though. :)

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  56. Heather on June 6, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I love eating raw cookie dough, well any dough for that matter is yummy but cookie dough is the best.

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  58. Camille L. on June 6, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Yes, I would eat raw cookie dough.

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  61. Danielle on June 6, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Yes. I can’t help myself…except when I’m preggo.

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  63. Heather on June 6, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Eating the cookie dough is the best part!!

  64. Erin on June 6, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Yes – especially if they’re gingersnaps (conveniently with no eggs).

  65. Jackie on June 6, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    OF COURSE I eat raw cookie dough! I have since I was a kid, and it hasn’t hurt me yet!

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  68. Kara on June 6, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    I absolutely eat raw cookie dough, but have to hide it from my 4 year old because part of me still fears salmonella.. so can’t tell him not to eat it while I am shovelling it in ;) it’s a tricky time in the kitchen.

  69. Maureen on June 6, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Yes, I’ve eaten raw cookie dough for years! I also eat raw cake batter! Yum!

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  72. katie on June 6, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    YES!!!

  73. Caroline on June 6, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Love the raw cookie dough…got me through late night exam crams in University!

  74. Danielle on June 6, 2012 at 10:16 pm

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  75. Caroline on June 6, 2012 at 10:16 pm

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  76. Marsha Lynne on June 6, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Marsha, Marsha, Marsha says…yes, yes, yes

  77. Cindy H. on June 6, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    I like my cookie dough baked. I just signed up for your e-mail- so excited

  78. Susan G on June 6, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    I’m not, but I’m married to a raw cookie dough lover!

  79. kim on June 6, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    always…

  80. Marsha on June 6, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    yes

  81. Kev on June 6, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    yes.

  82. Barbara on June 6, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    I prefer the cookie dough to the actual cookies! As long as the batter is sugar free and I just add water/liquid, I will eat it like a pudding! so good

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  86. amanda on June 6, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Do I eat cookie dough?? Yes ma’am! That’s the best part of making cookies (:

  87. Marci on June 6, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Well of course!

  88. Becky on June 6, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Yes, I eat raw cookie dough!

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  89. Genevieve on June 6, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Yes I do. But don’t tell my kids!

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  91. Suzette on June 6, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Yes, I eat raw cookie dough!!

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  96. Autumn Halloway on June 6, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Yes, I’ve been a cookie dough eater for years. Good thing when this baker does cookies each recipe should make 5 or 6 doz so some actually end up being baked!

  97. Vanessa on June 6, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    I love, love, love cookie dough…especially when there are chocolate chips involved!!!

  98. Kim on June 6, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    a resounding “YES”…I eat raw cookie dough!!! LOL

  99. Alison on June 6, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    I am definitely not afraid of eating the cookie dough! I have been enjoying it straight from the bowl for 25 years.

  100. Becka on June 7, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Of course I eat cookie dough… after all, you have to make sure the cookies are going to turn out ok… =)

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