Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Whisked Away Wednesday: Crazy Colors White Chocolate Sugar Cookie Bars


I usually steer clear of any premade cookie dough as homemade cookies are so easy to make and taste way better. However, when I saw these flag cookies on sale the day after the fourth of July, I snapped them up. I had been watching Everyday Italian on Food Network the other day and had seen Giada (the chef) make a cookie bar using pre-made sugar cookie dough. I decided to give the recipe a try using my flag dough. The recipe is really easy, basically all you do is roll out the sugar cookie dough, put it in a pan, cook it, top it with jam and a drizzle of chocolate and you're done! the only problem was the fact that my premade cookie dough had flags stamped all over it so when I mooshed it together and rolled it out it turned a horrible color. Fortunatley, the layers of jam and chocolate pretty much covered up the ugly sugar cookie crust, and the bars tasted great! So below is the recipe, feel free to custimize it according to waht ingredient's you have on hand. I bet it would be really tasty if made using cherry jam with a milk chocolate drizzle. Hope you enjoy, happy baking! .



Before the smooshing


After the smooshing... before the baking


After the baking and smooshing... I swear it just tastes like sugar cookies, no wierd flavors!


End result, quite tasty!



Crazy Colors White Chocolate Sugar Cookie Bars

Recipe adapted from Giada De Laurentis


Ingredients


1 package store bought sugar cookie dough

1 cup strawberry jam

1 1/2 cup almonds, toasted and chopped

1 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spread the cookie dough out in a parchment paper lined square cake pan to a thickness of about 1/4-inch. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool completely.


Spread the jam over the cookie crust and sprinkle with the chopped almonds.


In a double boiler (or the microwave), melt the chocolate chips. Dip a spoon in the melted chocolate and drizzle on top of the cookie squares. let cool. Cut the cookie into bars or squares and serve.


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