Not to keep posting the same pics, but had to share this cookie cake recipe.
The pic below is the same recipe too.
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So, we LOVE this cookie cake recipe! I grew up eating them called Congo Bars and my mom cooked them in a 9x13. The dough is amazing too!!! Super easy and looks great! We have taken them as treats to school, used them in bake auctions, and in scout desserts. You can customize it to anything!
As to the frosting, honestly I have some recipes I CAN make, but most the time I just buy the store stuff, cut the corner of a large ziploc to use as a decorating bag, and go at it!
So, here you go!
Congo Bars/Cookie Cake Recipe
(This recipe was originally intended to be cooked in a 9x13 pan (kinda like blond brownies), but it works great on a pizza pan as a cookie cake too. I use a stone pizza pan.)
2/3 cup shortening
2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
2 3/4 cup flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Cream first two ingredients, add eggs and vanilla and beat well. Add dry ingredients, mix, add chocolate chips. Press into greased 9x13 pan (or flat round pizza pan...I use a stone one.) until about 1 inch thick (or about 1 1/2 inc from sides of round flat pizza pan). Bake at 350 degrees. About 30 minutes for 9x13. (shorter for the cookie cake-about 20 min) It should start to crack some here and there and edges will be light brown. Cool and cut into bars OR frost/decorate as a cookie cake. (Pizza boxes work great to transport them in too. I turn them inside out and decorate the box too.)
Enjoy! (This is my fav! kind of dough to eat too!!!)
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