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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  7. Susan on June 4, 2012 at 8:42 am

    I always use pasteurized eggs when baking anything because I know the whole family is going to eat the dough before its baked.

  8. Kristin on June 4, 2012 at 8:42 am

    I always try not to eat the cookie dough, but somehow I fail! My belly usually too pleased with my judgement the next day either. You’d think I’d learn by now, but nah, it’s a chance I am willing to take!

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  12. Demitria on June 4, 2012 at 8:44 am

    I LOVE cookie dough! Sometimes I make it with the full intention of never actually making cookies but to just eat the dough! =)

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  14. Sharon on June 4, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Yes, I eat raw cookie dough – raw cake batter too. I know, I know, I’m a bad girl.

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  27. Kelly on June 4, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Although I know I shouldn’t, I almost always eat some cookie dough while making cookies. It’s so, so hard to resist if it’s chocolate chip. When I was growing up, I didn’t know anything was wrong with it. I would eat so much, I would be so sick from the sweet of the dough that I could hardly eat a cookie when they were done.

  28. amber on June 4, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Yes – I eat way more than I should :)

  29. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction on June 4, 2012 at 8:54 am

    I do, usually by the spoonful!

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  32. Emily @Sweet Bella Roos on June 4, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Usually I’ll admit to sneaking a finger-full (or two, or three) of raw dough… but now that I’m pregnant I refrain. I made cookies this weekend and it was so hard not to give them a little taste!

  33. Brittany on June 4, 2012 at 8:55 am

    I absolutely eat raw cookie dough! I never want the cookie, I just want to eat the dough :)

  34. Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables on June 4, 2012 at 8:55 am

    I LIVE for raw cookie dough :)

  35. Lucy on June 4, 2012 at 8:55 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever baked a batch of cookies without eating some dough!

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  43. Eileen on June 4, 2012 at 8:59 am

    I do eat raw cookie dough. How else would you know how your cookies are going to taste – lol! I guess I live on the edge :)

  44. Tamara on June 4, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Cookie dough is the best part!

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  49. Hannah on June 4, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Heck yes I eat raw cookie dough. My feelings for cookie dough rival yours for choclate and peanut butter. ohhh the things I could do with a cookie dough inspired sook book!!

  50. Tanya B on June 4, 2012 at 9:03 am

    I absolutely eat cookie dough! Truth be told, sometimes that is the main motive behind me making cookies.

  51. Melissa on June 4, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Absolutely. I’m not in a group that has health issues that would prevent me from eating raw eggs.

  52. Mary on June 4, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Yes, I do :D
    But I feel better about myself when it’s a vegan cookie recipe (no eggs there!)

  53. Sara on June 4, 2012 at 9:05 am

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    That is a big yes and it hasn’t made me ill yet:-0

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  59. Amy P. on June 4, 2012 at 9:06 am

    I sometimes eat the raw cookie dough, but I usually leave the batter for my husband. He LOVES it!

  60. Terri on June 4, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Nope – like my cookies baked

  61. Sherri on June 4, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Love Love Love raw cookie dough! I Also like to eat cake batter, bread dough, pizza dough and pie dough with a little cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top! Just a little weird aren’t I?

  62. Janet M on June 4, 2012 at 9:07 am

    I used to eat it when I was a kid. Don’t do it now, but am often tempted!

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  67. Katie on June 4, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Oh yes! I can’t resist!

  68. Jennifer on June 4, 2012 at 9:11 am

    I’ll usually lick the utensil used to make the cookie dough, and that would be my only consumption of it… though I need to be sure I make up the cookie dough while the boyfriend is distracted or he will come along and eat several cookies worth of dough, haha…

  69. robin miller on June 4, 2012 at 9:11 am

    yes I do all the time when I make cookies. It doesn’t get any better than that.

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  75. Mireia on June 4, 2012 at 9:12 am

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  77. Ramona Hayes on June 4, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Yip, love it!

  78. Courtney on June 4, 2012 at 9:15 am

    I love raw cookie dough! Despite all the warnings about raw eggs, when I’m baking I just can’t help but take a pinch of cookie dough…or twelve! :)

  79. Jen on June 4, 2012 at 9:15 am

    I do not eat raw cookie dough.

  80. Marnae Sundberg on June 4, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Yes, I eat raw cookie dough, and my kids did too! Never a problem.

  81. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) on June 4, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Yes! I admit it! I eat raw cookie dough! But-I have a recipe for egg-less cookie dough, just for eating, that I eat too, when I really just want to eat a LOT of cookie dough :P

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  86. Kerry on June 4, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Yes! Wasn’t allowed to as a child, so I make up for it now that I’m a “mature” adult. ;-)

  87. Sarah Campillo on June 4, 2012 at 9:19 am

    I know it’s not good for you- but yes, I lick the spoon after serving up some chocolate chip cookies!

  88. Esther T. on June 4, 2012 at 9:20 am

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  91. Trudi on June 4, 2012 at 9:20 am

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  95. Cory on June 4, 2012 at 9:21 am

    You bet your buttery sweet buns I do! I eat more cookie dough than actual baked cookies! :)

  96. Avery K on June 4, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Yes, of course! I have to sample the cookie dough when I’m baking to make sure the cookies will taste good!!

  97. Paula on June 4, 2012 at 9:21 am

    My mom banned it also when I was growing up, unil I was old enough to start baking them myself, then my response was (and still is). If it hasn’t gotten me yet it probably won’t and it is worth the risk. .the first time I tried cookie dough ice cream I thought i died and went to heaven

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  100. bezzie on June 4, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Of COURSE I eat raw cookie dough!!
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