Saturday, July 9, 2016

Did someone say cookie butter?







It is my cousin's 30th birthday bbq and have been trying to figure out what to make. They are making some delicious sounding adult lemonade so was trying to match that but was not in love with recipes I was finding and trying to create. Then I stumbled upon my last jar of hoarded nuts n more cookie butter....I know my cousin loves cookie butter so these babies were created. Enjoy! 


Cookie butter layer bars:  

Ingredients

For the cookie layer:

-1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
-1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
-1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
-2 1/4 cups cake flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- a pinch of salt

For the Cookie butter layer:

-1/4 stick of unsalted butter at room temperature 
-1/2 cup powdered sugar
-1 cup of nuts n more cookie butter 

For the chocolate layer:
-1 12 ounce bag of dark chocolate 
Optional toppings : nuts, shredded coconut, sprinkles, white chocolate (wish I had that but was out) 


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line a  a 9x13'' baking pan with parchment paper. 
  2. In your mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. 
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  4.  Add in the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix just until combined.
  5. Pour the dough into the pan and spread evenly. 
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Make sure not to over bake - bars will still be light in color and possibly soft on top as like they are undercooked.
  7. While bars are baking prepare cookie butter layer: 
  8.  Melt the butter in a bowl in the microwave for 20 seconds. 
  9. Add the cookie butter into the bowl and mix well until combined.
    (Try and be neater than me)
  10. Mix in the powdered sugar until you have a smooth combination. 


  11. Pour over the sugar cookie layer, and spread it until it is even. Let sit while you prepare the chocolate layer. 
  12. Place the chocolate in a bowl and microwave on 30 second intervals until melted be sure not to burn! ( i did 30 seconds then 15 mixing in between). 
  13. Pour the chocolate layer over the cookie butter layer (add any additional toppings at this time)  and let it chill in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour.
  14. Take out and cut store in fridge and enjoy!