Drooling.

 

That is what I am doing just thinking about these amazing cookie bars.

 

This is another recipe off of Picky Palate and I really think that Jenny may be a genius. I must admit that I did not follow her suggestion of preparing the cookie doughs ahead of time and just made them right before. Big mistake. I kicked a few cabinets and sweat for a few hours as I washed my mixing bowl 3 times, but it is TOTALLY worth it. Promise.

 

 

These are absolutely amazing. Huge understatment.

 

 

 

She recommends used store bought sugar cookie dough.

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I wanted to make my own, but thank goodness I didn’t because these took a looooooooong time to make. But make sure you set the cookie dough out ahead of time, or else it is impossible to play with.

 

 

 

These may be a couple of finger marks – made out of frustration.

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First up is the double chocolate-chip layer. WOW is this RICH.

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She recommends only making half of the recipe, but I made the entire thing. I figured I could fill up the cookie jar, which is already empty again. This morning, my husband asked me ‘who ate all the cookies?’

 

 

Like I really have a good answer for that. We live alone. No pets. No kids. Just turkeys and framed wrestlers. How embarrassing.

 

 ‘Ummmm, I may have eaten a few cookies…’

 

 

That’s also quite the understatement. It’s not even funny.

 

 

 

This is just one tiny corner of my kitchen after the first cookie dough was made.

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 Talk about a mess.

  

 

 

 

Here is what the first layer of cookie dough looked like. 

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And then the second – double chocolate chip – over the sugar cookie dough.

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It was hard to get a clear picture of the dough because it was THAT dark.

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 Doesn’t it almost look like ice cream??

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next layer was peanut butter cookies – and I was rebellious and used natural peanut butter.

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More specifically I used Naturally More, which has flaxseeds in it. I thought it would add a nice crunch, and it really did.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The last batch was good ol’ chocolate chip dough.

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My mom would kill me if she saw that imitation vanilla. She always uses the good stuff. Mother Lovett actually used the imitation.

 

There is a reason I use the imitation.

 

 

One time my husband saw me add vanilla to a french toast mixture. He makes french toast using whole wheat english muffins and egg whites (very yummy). He makes this almost every morning. We once went through a bottle of vanilla in 3 days. He said he had to been adding it to his egg whites.

 

 

I caught him making it one time and watched him pour $2.00 worth of vanilla into the mix.

 

He doesn’t get it.

 

 

 

 

This looks like a wave of cookie dough crashing over the shore.

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And here is my leftover dough – which was promptly used. 

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 And consumed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four layer cookie bars. Wow.

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Still drooling.

 

 

 

 

Melt a bit of chocolate on top and you’re ready to go.

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Check over here for the recipe, because it is very long and I’m too hungry to type. 

I don’t have any more words.

 

 

 

 

 

Oh yeah, except that the cookie jar WAS full.

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I have proof. That’s even more embarrassing.