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Toffee Cookie Bars

Time to get baking and recruit the love of my new officemates.  I saw a similar recipe, and tweaked it a bit to make the chocolate top a bit lighter than a heavy fudge.

Toffee Cookie Bars


Ingredients:

- 2 3/4 c. flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- pinch salt
- 1 c. butter, softened
- 1 1/2 c. white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 c. marscapone
- 1/2 c. cream cheese
- 1 T. vegetable oil
- 2 Heath candy bars, chopped into small pieces

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray, and line with parchment paper.  Drape the paper over the sides for easy removal.  Spray the parchment paper lightly with cooking spray.

Stir together the first four ingredients.  Set aside.  Combine the butter, sugar and vanilla (either with a mixer or by hand), then incorporate the egg.  Gradually add in the dry ingredients.  Stir in 1/2 of the candy bar pieces.  Press the dough into the pan and bake for 8-10 minutes.  Allow the cookies to cool completely.

Meanwhile, set up a double boiler by bringing a bit of water to a simmer in a pot and place a glass bowl on top of the pot.  Do not allow the water to reach the bottom of the bowl.  Add the vegetable oil and chocolate chips and let them slowly melt, stirring constantly.  Allow the mixture to cool, then incorporate the two cheeses.  Pour the chocolate mixture over the cookie and sprinkle the remaining candy pieces over the top.  Put in the refrigerator and allow to chill for at least two hours.