Yield: 48 cookie bars

Frosted Chocolate Nut Cookie Bars

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Delicious chocolate nut cookie bars!

Ingredients

For the cookie bars:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup dark chocolate baking cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • ½ cup Fisher chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup Fisher sliced almonds

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ½ tsp almond extract
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-4 Tbsp milk
  • 4 oz white chocolate bar, melted

Instructions

  1. For the cookie bars, preheat oven to 375 degree F. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with brown sugar for 2-3 minutes until fully combined.
  3. Beat in vanilla and eggs. Add flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Blend completely. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.
  4. 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).
  5. Bake for 22-25 minutes. Do not overbake. Allow to cool completely in pan.
  6. Once cooled, cut cookie bars into desired shape, either squares or using a cookie cutter.
  7. 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.
  8. 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

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

48

Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 225Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 90mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 2g

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