1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups dark chocolate, you can use dark chocolate morsels or dark chocolate bars like 70% Lindt
1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. In a bowl mix the butter, brown sugar, and vanilla. Slowly stir in the flour, salt, and white sugar and mix until it reaches cookie dough consistency. Using your hand, knead the mixture together to form into cookie dough and combine as much of the “powder” that can form at the bottom as possible. Take a 9×9 baking dish, line it with foil, and give a light spray of cooking spray. Start kneading the cookie dough into the shape of a long rectangle about 8 inches long and 2.5″ inches wide. The edges don’t have to be perfect, as these cookie dough bars aren’t perfect edges. After you’re got your rectangle shape formed, pop the baking dish in the fridge for 15-20 minutes to let the dough harden.
2. To make the melted chocolate, over a double boiler melt the 2 cups of dark chocolate. See notes above if you’re not familiar with these or how to make one. Once the chocolate has completely melted keep the flame on low as you begin to dip the cookie dough. Remove the cookie dough from the fridge, then using a sharp knife cut into bars. It’s ok if they break a bit and get a little oblong! These aren’t perfect rectangles. You should get 10-12 cookie dough bars.
3. Individually drop the cookie dough bars into the bowl of melted chocolate. Note: you do not turn off the double boiler, you need the chocolate to stay warm and melted the whole time. With a fork, make sure it gets completely covered in the chocolate, then remove and place on a plate. Repeat until all cookie dough is done. Place the plates in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes, then move to the fridge and keep in the fridge until ready to serve!
Adapted from: I Heart Naptime