Cookie Dough Gooey Butter Bars

So, I really don’t know what to say about these bars other than that they are deadly.

Good luck not eating the whole pan.

You start with making a cookie base using a cake mix.


Love these mini chocolate  chips….


Then make up some cookie dough,


and smear that all over your base,


soooo good.


Then this whole pan of goodness gets topped with a luscious cream cheese topping.


Spread that all around, and pop it in the oven.


No words, just yum.


Cookie Dough Gooey Butter Bars
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Cookie Dough Gooey Butter Bars
Serves: 30
  • Base
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • Cookie Dough Filling
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Top Layer
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 325°
  2. Base
  3. Line pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  4. In bowl of stand mixer combine cake mix, egg and melted butter until a thick dough forms.
  5. Press this into your prepared pan.
  6. Cookie Dough Filling
  7. 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.
  8. Spread the cookie dough on top of cake base to about ½ inch from the edge.
  9. Top layer
  10. 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.
  11. Beat in powdered sugar until smooth.
  12. Spread this over the cookie dough layer.
  13. Bake for 30-35 minutes until edges are light golden brown and center is almost set.
  14. Allow to cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes and then transfer to the refrigerator to chill completely, at least 2 hours.
  15. Eat!

Recipe adapted from

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