Easy Frosted Chocolate Nut Cookie Bars for Game Day
Whether it’s Game Day or Monday, these Easy Frosted Chocolate Nut Cookie Bars are sure to be a hit! Even my family, who hates nuts in their cookies, loved these bars!
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So you guys are pretty special. TWO football treats in a row! Last week I shared my Cookies and Cream Cheese Ball recipe (shaped like a football) and today you get these cookie bars!
Let me first preface this with, if you hate nuts in your brownies and cookies, please keep reading. My family is normally very against me putting any kind of nut in our cookies and brownies, and yet, I LOVE them. The nuts and my family!
But these bars? Truly delicious. I took my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, changed it up a little and added some cocoa. These cookie bars resulted in a chewy brownie-ish treat. Chock full of chocolate chips, walnuts and almonds.
How to make Frosted Chocolate Cookie Bars
I then proceeded to spread the most decadent chocolate almond frosting on these bars. Seriously, I could guzzle down a gallon of almond extract. Okay, no, I can’t. That would make me sick. But I do love to add it to baked goods. And frosting!
You can leave it there. A big batch of frosted cookie bars for family and friends for your Superbowl party.
You can hike up the fun factor and make footballs! I used a 2 1/2 inch oval cutter for these football shaped cookie bars. So easy. And, with your leftover cookie bar scraps you can make this insanely delicious Chocolate Cake Shake. OMG, it’s great with brownies, cakes, you name it. Don’t knock it till you try it!
Still want footballs, but you don’t have a cookie cutter? (or you don’t want a plateful of cookie scraps?) Cut your bars into squares. When you pipe on your frosting, it will still have the cute football appearance.
So now tell me, do you like nuts in your baked goods? Try using Fisher Nuts, in the blue bag! I find them to have the perfect, fresh taste and crunch. Every time. Plus, they come in resealable packages!
This year while planning your game day menu, think Fisher.
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For the cookie bars:
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup dark chocolate baking cocoa powder
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 2 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup Fisher chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup Fisher sliced almonds
For the frosting:
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 cup powdered sugar
- 2-4 Tbsp milk
- 4 oz white chocolate bar, melted
- For the cookie bars, preheat oven to 375 degree F. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with brown sugar for 2-3 minutes until fully combined.
- Beat in vanilla and eggs. Add flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Blend completely. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.
- Drop cookie dough onto parchment paper lined baking sheet. Using finger tips (dipped in flour) press cookie dough into pan evenly (dough will be sticky, so keep dipping those fingers in flour).
- Bake for 22-25 minutes. Do not overbake. Allow to cool completely in pan.
- Once cooled, cut cookie bars into desired shape, either squares or using a cookie cutter.
- For the frosting, beat butter for two minutes until soft and creamy. Add almond extract, cocoa, powdered sugar and 2 Tbsp milk. Beat for 3-4 minutes until light and fluffy, adding more milk if needed.
- Pipe frosting onto cookies. If desired, sprinkle with extra sliced almonds. Or, if making footballs, place melted white chocolate into a ziploc bag. Snip off the corner and pipe "laces" onto the cookies. ENJOY
Serving Size:1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 225 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 31mg Sodium: 90mg Carbohydrates: 25g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 20g Protein: 2g
Recipe originally posted January 25, 2015
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