Helllooo….I’m back from vacation, but scheduled this to post before we left. Hope to catch up with you all soon…
I had just baked 15 dozen chocolate chip cookies for Nick’s high school graduation party and tucked all but 8 in the freezer. From the distraught look on my family member’s faces, I knew I had to whip up something for them…and quick. Earlier in the week, I had printed off this recipe which my friend, Anna, of Crunchy, Creamy, Sweet had posted on her blog.
Thanks, Anna, for this crowd pleasing recipe. And Happy Father’s Day, Bill! Our children are blessed to have you as a role model. xo
PS…my own dad would love these, too.
Chocolate Iced Cookie Bars…adapted from Cook’s Illustrated and Southern Living via Crunchy, Creamy, Sweet
2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons butter (1 1/2 sticks), melted and cooled
1 cup packed dark brown sugar (I added 1 tablespoon molasses to 1 cup light brown sugar)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1/3 cup milk
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat your oven to 325º.
Line a 13 x 9 baking dish with non-stick foil (or use regular foil and grease the foil).
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients ( flour, soda and salt ). Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine both sugars and melted butter and whisk until smooth. Add the egg, egg yolk and vanilla and whisk again. Gently fold in the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon. Do not over-mix.
Smooth the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 27 – 30 minutes, until the top is golden brown.
Let cool for few minutes in the pan and the lift out and place on a rack to cool completely.
Make frosting by combining butter, milk and cocoa in a saucepan. Whisk and cook for 4 – 5 minutes, until the butter has melted. Remove the saucepan from heat. Pour the cocoa mixture into a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer for 1 minute. Add the powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time. Add vanilla and beat until smooth. You may need to chill slightly to get it to icing consistency.
Frost cooled bars.
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