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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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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  1. DeniseG on June 4, 2012 at 3:54 am

    Yep, I eat cookie dough, eggs and all. Living on the edge, man ;)

    • Laura on June 6th, 2012 at 12:46 pm

      Like you, I used to eat raw cookie dough–and lived to tell the tale. But I refrain now:(

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  2. DeniseG on June 4, 2012 at 3:55 am

    I am an email subscriber!

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    I follow you on Pinterest. Great giveaway…thanks!

  5. Debbie on June 4, 2012 at 4:00 am

    I do still eat cookie dough…many times I don’t even eat the baked cookies I make for everyone else. I’m happy just to sample the dough before baking. Crazy, isn’t it?

  6. Fran on June 4, 2012 at 4:08 am

    Always

  7. Sheetal Paul on June 4, 2012 at 4:17 am

    YES!!! Love cookie dough- so much so that theres no dishes to be done after scraping every bit :)

  8. Tara on June 4, 2012 at 4:18 am

    oooooh yes! I have never gotten the problem with eating raw eggs cuz I’ve never been sick from them. Even when I lived in India for a few years I ate raw cookie dough with no problem. And yes, my little girl is just as obsessed. i never worry about the raw dough. Apparently you can’t even get sick from raw ground beef–a food health expert told me that. I don’t know what all the hype is about! Now don’t go eating any other raw meats or old eggs though! (That said, I bake with eggs that have been in my fridge for ages!)

  9. Keshakeke on June 4, 2012 at 4:25 am

    I LOOOOOVE raw cookie dough! It is the BEST!!!!!

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  14. Paula on June 4, 2012 at 4:38 am

    Yes, however I am 30 weeks pregnant and haven’t had any for a while! Sounds like I can get my fix from the recipes in this book!

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  18. Jessica on June 4, 2012 at 4:55 am

    (Another Jessica here, as I see other people who have already posted with the same first name.)

    I will eat raw cookie dough if it does not contain eggs. If it contains eggs, I won’t eat it.

    And I have a couple of recipes from the Web for raw cookie dough that does not have eggs, so I can quickly whip up a batch for a snack. :-)

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  20. Bonnie on June 4, 2012 at 5:11 am

    Y E S!!!

  21. Melissa on June 4, 2012 at 5:13 am

    Yes of course I eat raw cookie dough! Way too good to resist!

  22. Anne Sophie on June 4, 2012 at 5:13 am

    Of course I do !!! and my kids love to do it too !

  23. Anne Sophie on June 4, 2012 at 5:15 am

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  26. Emily on June 4, 2012 at 5:24 am

    Yes! I can’t help myself….I always eat raw cookie dough!

  27. Rida on June 4, 2012 at 5:26 am

    No I don’t eat cookie dough! I have only baked cookies twice in my life and didn’t think of tasting it raw =p

  28. MaryBeth on June 4, 2012 at 5:28 am

    I love me some cookie dough & I also love a cookie straight from the oven.

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  31. Deanna on June 4, 2012 at 5:33 am

    Yes!!!!! I am a raw cookie dough person!!!!

  32. Rida on June 4, 2012 at 5:34 am

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  33. Janice on June 4, 2012 at 5:34 am

    Oh yes, I eat cookie dough.

  34. Aileen on June 4, 2012 at 5:35 am

    Yes! I think its safe to assume in my home that whoever may be making the cookies everyone must taste the cookie dough!!

  35. Amanda @ Veggies n Dogs on June 4, 2012 at 5:35 am

    I am not a big raw cookie dough fan. I like my cookies slightly undercooked so they are still gooey!

  36. Kira J on June 4, 2012 at 5:36 am

    I shamelessly eat cookie dough. Yum!

  37. Cristina on June 4, 2012 at 5:37 am

    I love raw cookie dough!! Especially in ice cream or on top of brownies.

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  39. Julie on June 4, 2012 at 5:39 am

    No I don’t eat raw cookie dough because the raw eggs in there can make you really sick if you have too much.

    Normally I’d be a fan on FB or pinterest but I don’t have one and I cant get one :/.

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  40. Heather on June 4, 2012 at 5:39 am

    YES! I eat raw cookie dough and live to tell!

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  42. Sandra K on June 4, 2012 at 5:42 am

    Yes, I eat raw cookie dough. My Nan used to say if you ate raw dough a plant would grow inside you. Or maybe I’ve mixed it up with something else she told me not to do. :)

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  45. Karyl on June 4, 2012 at 5:48 am

    Yep…’fraid cookie dough in the frig is considered fair game for everybody at our house :)

  46. Karyl on June 4, 2012 at 5:50 am

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  48. Kristine Ichikawa on June 4, 2012 at 5:55 am

    Oh yes. Especially since my mother always told me not to and that I would fall down dead of salmonella poisoning if I did. P.S. I haven’t gotten sick yet ;)

  49. Sandy on June 4, 2012 at 5:58 am

    Yes and I always let my kids eat it too! Good mothers let their kids eat cookie dough, better mothers turn the beaters off first.

  50. Ellie on June 4, 2012 at 6:00 am

    I’ve only ever eaten cookie dough when it’s mixed with ice cream, and I love it that way :D

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