Save time in the kitchen by making these Salted Caramel Chocolate Sugar Cookie Bars. These easy chocolate cookies are baked and then frosted with creamy Salted Caramel Frosting all in one pan.
Well, I did it again. No, not baked something…that’s totally normal every week. My husband was talking about running another Tough Mudder, and oldest son and I decided we had to do it too. I must be totally nuts to do this for a third time.
Yes, you read that right. I will be running a third race covered in mud. The girl who hates to be dirty and have dirt under her nails…I have completely lost it because I actually enjoy these races.
We have started training in our garage gym for the big race in October. And by training, I really mean just doing our normal Crossfit each day and trying to eat healthier. Thank goodness for Spark to keep the energy flowing in these workouts.
Although the past few Sundays instead of resting, we have been doing the Murph WOD. It consists of running a mile, doing 100 pull ups (I’m still doing assisted), 200 pushups, and 300 air squats, and then running a mile again. It’s tough. And even tougher when it is 96 degrees outside. Last week was rough!!!
Thank goodness yesterday was much cooler, so I beat my time by 8 minutes. That was a pretty exciting moment. Now to just work on eating right and training harder, so I can drop that time even lower.
Of course, I don’t think eating more of these salted caramel chocolate sugar cookie bars is the right way to train. These bars of goodness were our downfall this past weekend. We couldn’t stop grabbing one every time we went through the kitchen.
Every year as fall starts to get closer, I start to get excited for the return of the salted caramel mocha latte in coffee shops. Since it is still August, that drink isn’t coming for a while, so I had to take matters into my own hands and bake something fun with those flavors.
It has been a while since I made sugar cookies, so I put I added salted caramel into an another easy bar. Since I started making sugar cookies in a pan, I have not rolled cookie dough in our kitchen. I was serious when I said I was giving up my cookie cutters. Got to love making and frosting everything in one pan, right?
Press the dough into a 9×13 pan, bake, cool, and frost. These cookie bars make such an easy dessert for sharing at dinner parties!
If you are looking for more salted caramel treats, check out this Salted Caramel Kentucky Butter Cake. It looks amazing. I also need this Salted Caramel Pecan Cheesecake Dip and this Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart. Bring on all the caramel goodness!!!
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- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 Tablespoons caramel coffee creamer (or milk)
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 Batch Salted Caramel Frosting
- coarse ground sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9x13 pan with nonstick baking spray.
- Beat the butter and sugars until creamy. Add the egg, vanilla, and milk and beat again.
- Stir together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add to the butter mixture until a soft dough forms.
- Press the dough evenly in the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 14-15 minutes. Remove and cool completely.
- Spread the salted caramel frosting on top of the cooled bars. Sprinkle with sea salt, if desired. Cut into 24 bars. Store in a tightly sealed container.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 132Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 144mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 2g
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