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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Gooey Butter Bars

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Description

makes 30 squares


Ingredients

Base

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg

Cookie Dough Filling

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Top Layer

  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°

Base

  1. Line 9×13 pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. In bowl of stand mixer combine cake mix, egg and melted butter until a thick dough forms.
  3. Press this into your prepared pan.

Cookie Dough Filling

  1. Cream butter and sugar together until combined. Add milk and vanilla, mixing until smooth. Beat in salt and flour until dough forms. Stir in chocolate chips.
  2. Spread the cookie dough on top of cake base to about 1/2 inch from the edge.

Top layer

  1. In bowl of stand mixer beat cream cheese and brown sugar until smooth. Add in eggs and vanilla, mixing until combined and smooth, scraping sides as needed.
  2. Beat in powdered sugar until there are no lumps.
  3. Pour this over the cookie dough layer.
  4. Place 9×13 pan on top of a cookie sheet and place in oven on middle rack. Bake foe 30-35 minutes until edges are light golden brown and center is almost set. It will be little “jiggly”.
  5. Allow to cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes and then transfer to the refrigerator to chill completely, at least 2 hours.
  6. When chilled dust with powdered sugar and cut into squares.

Notes

store airtight in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.