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Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars

These Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars have layers of buttery shortbread crust, rich caramel, chocolate chip cookie dough, and a decadent chocolate glaze. In short, they’re irresistible!

Cookie dough billionaire bar on a white plate.

Decadent Billionaire Bars

Remember the Cookie Dough-lympics I told you about last week? I made this no-bake cheesecake using Lindsay’s eggless cookie dough from her new book, The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook.

Close-up view of a cookie dough billionaire bar.

I also couldn’t resist making one of the recipes from the book. These billionaire bars, with their shortbread crust and caramel and cookie dough and chocolate just called to me. It wasn’t subtle. They were practically begging to be made.

Now, be warned that there are several steps involved here. None of them are difficult, but you’ll want to make sure all of your mixing bowls and measuring cups are clean before you get started.

As you might imagine, these bars are quite rich. I recommend cutting them into small squares. You may also want to leave them at room temperature for a few minutes before serving them to allow the caramel layer to soften a bit.

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Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars

Yield 16
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes

Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars feature layers of buttery shortbread crust, rich caramel, chocolate chip cookie dough, and chocolate glaze. Incredible!

Cookie Dough Billionaire Bar on a white plate


For the shortbread:

  • 1/3 cup (75g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup (67g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (120g) all-purpose flour

For the caramel:

  • 7 ounces (198g) soft caramel candies
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

For the cookie dough:

  • 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100g) light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup (90g) all-purpose flour, toasted in a 350°F oven for 5-7 minutes
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (88g) mini semisweet chocolate chips

For the chocolate glaze:

  • 4 ounces (113g) semisweet chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter


To make the shortbread:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving about a 1-inch overhang on 2 sides.
  2. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and salt, beating until combined. Add the flour and mix until combined. (Dough may be crumbly.)
  3. Press the dough into the bottom of the prepared pan. Using a fork, poke shallow holes into the dough. Bake 18-22 minutes, or until edges are golden. Cool on a wire rack.

To make the caramel:

  1. Place the caramel and cream in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until melted.
  2. Pour over the shortbread and spread evenly. Refrigerate about an hour, or until set.

To make the cookie dough:

  1. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the cream and vanilla, and mix well. Reduce mixer speed to low and add the flour and salt, mixing until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  2. Using a spatula, spread the cookie dough evenly on top of caramel layer. Place in the refrigerator while making the glaze.

To make the chocolate glaze:

  1. Place the chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat at half power in 30-second increments until the chocolate melts when stirred. Spread evenly over the cookie dough layer. Chill about 30 minutes, or until set.
  2. Using the edges of the parchment paper, lift the bars out of the pan and onto a cutting board. Use a sharp knife to cut into squares.
  3. Keep the bars refrigerated in an airtight container.


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    19 Comments on “Cookie Dough Billionaire Bars”

  1. Your bars look delicious! I just picked up Lindsay’s cookbook from the library. Wow, there are so many recipes I want to make!

  2. Nice!
    I need to pick something from the book.
    Have my eye on the cc truffles.

  3. I made these a couple of weeks ago. They are The Bomb! Worth the calories, for sure.

  4. These need to appear in my life. OH MY!

  5. A version of these bars are always a favorite in my house and now you have gone and made them better! Who doesn’t love cookie dough that you can eat without the quilt?!

  6. These sound like the perfect desert to freeze and eat one at a time this summer! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  7. A beautiful recipe. Thanks for this post and sharing the’s perfect. 🙂

  8. I need to buy that cookbook this weekend! This recipe looks delicious, my dad requested chocolate chip cookies for Father’s Day…I think I’ll make these instead!

  9. Your bars look really delicious – I will have to make a stab at trying this! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  10. These bars look divine, a lot of yumm in each bite!

  11. Dear god that looks insanely good

  12. I just love the bar… 🙂

  13. I just finished making these and only had a few problems. When I made the cookie dough I found that the dough was a bit grainy. My other problem was with melting the chocolate. The butter made it clump up and burn faster. So I decided to scrap the butter and got te desired result. Other than that they are absolutely delicious.

  14. They look yum. Does the cookie dough not have an uncooked taste as we just refrigerate it-no cooking or baking
    Just curious as I have never made cookie dough before but looking at the beautiful picture, I am tempted to buy the ingredients and try it.

    • The taste is reminiscent of cookie dough. It’s just made without the eggs that are normally added to cookie dough. It’s really no different than eating any other kind of no-bake dessert.

  15. Eating raw flour is a no no!

  16. Sorry, We don’t have to cook the cookie dough??????? 🤔 thanksssss 

  17. Hi .I follow you on are very creative nd love what you make ..I request you to please make eggless brownies and few more eggless cakes cookies …thankyou so much .looking farward to hear from you soon for eggless recipies

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