Have you ever used Tasty Kitchen? It is the recipe clearing house that the Pioneer Woman started and that I from time to time post a recipe on. That's the point; anyone can become a member and upload recipes to share. I was checking out the site earlier this week and stumbled across this ooey-gooey treat. The original blogger to post this was Shugary Sweets. I tweeked it slightly but generally used the same recipe.
A big plus is it is a bar cookie recipe. Bar cookies are my favorite. They are so easy. These are mostly prepare, assemble, and bake. Easy peasy.
Layer, layer, layer.
Graham cracker crust
Chocolate chip cookie dough
More toffee sprinkles
Now get thee to the oven to bake.
The end results do not disappoint. They were seriously gooey.
Check them out. You can see the bar on the end is spreading out because of it's still gooey center - even after resting for more than an hour. I suggest you have a tall glass of milk in hand with these puppies.
Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookie Bars
Adapted from Shugary Sweets
Yields 24 - 32 servings
For the crust
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup butter, melted
For the fudge
1 can sweetened condensed milk
12 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup toffee chips
For the cookie
3/4 cup butter
1 1/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
12 oz. package milk chocolate morsels
1/2 cup toffee chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line 9 x 13 pan with parchment paper (optional, I didn't). Combine butter and graham cracker crumbs and press into pan.
To prepare the fudge combine all ingredients minus toffee bits in small sauce pan and heat over medium-low heat until smooth. Spread over crust; use knife to spread evenly. Sprinkle with toffee chips.
To prepare cookie mixture cream the butter and brown sugar using hand mixer. Mix milk, vanilla, and egg into creamed butter until well mixed. Mix flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon in the wet mixture. Fold in chocolate chips. Spread (with clean hands) over fudge/toffee. Sprinkle remaining toffee.
Bake for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Don't worry it will still be gooey.
Allow to cool for more than an hour (apparently).