Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with Caramel Frosting

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

 Good morning everyone! We’re halfway through the week! Woohoo!! Sorry I’ve been a slacker on posting new recipes but I promise I’ll get back to posting regularly and posting step by step photos! I’ve been working an extra day a week for the last couple months which hasn’t left me as much time I’d like for experimenting with new recipes and blogging.  I’m so excited to finally have my normal schedule back next week! 

I was CRAVING something sweet the other night and started rummaging through my pantry to see what I had to make.  I had some white and milk chocolate chips leftover but wanted something different than a cookie so this is what I came up with!

DSC_1376I am so happy with how they turned out.  I wanted something a little more cake like and that’s what I got! They are super rich with the frosting so completely satisfied my craving for something sweet! You can really use whatever kind of chocolate chips you like or have on hand. 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with Caramel Frosting
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For the cookie
  1. 1 cup butter (at room temperature)
  2. 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  3. 1/2 cup sugar
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1 tsp. vanilla
  6. 2 1/2 cups flour
  7. 1/2 tsp. salt
  8. 1 tsp. baking soda
  9. 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  10. 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
For the frosting
  1. 1/2 cup butter
  2. 1 cup brown sugar
  3. 2 cups powdered sugar
  4. 2 tbsp. milk
Instructions
  1. Preaheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease square baking pan and set aside.
  2. Whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. Cream butter until smooth. ( I use my stand mixer but you can use a hand mixer)
  4. Add sugar and brown sugar and beat until smooth.
  5. Add eggs 1 at a time, then add vanilla.
  6. Gradually add flour mixture until mixed well.
  7. Stir in white and milk chocolate chips.
  8. Spread evenly into 8" square baking pan.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes. Let cool completely.
  10. Meanwhile, in saucepan, melt together butter and brown sugar over low-medium heat. Bring to boil, stirring consistently.
  11. Add milk and bring back to boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and let cool to lukewarm (about 30 minutes).
  12. Gradually stir in powdered sugar until smooth.
  13. Top bars with frosting and let frosting set up.
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