Soft and chewy cookie bars studded with your favorite chocolate and vanilla Girl Guide cookies!
2/3 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 tbsp vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
16 Girl Guide cookies*, crushed/chopped into small pieces
Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a 9x13 pan with aluminum foil - leave enough hanging over the sides so you can easily grab and lift the bars out of the pan later. Spray with non-stick spray and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cornstarch and salt.
In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, or using a hand mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy. With the mixer running on low, add the eggs one at a time. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula, as needed. Add in the vanilla and mix until incorporated.
With the mixer running on low, slowly add in the dry ingredients to the wet until fully incorporated. Using a spatula, fold in the crushed cookies.
Press the batter evenly into the pan. Bake for 20-22 minutes.* Let the bars cool for at least 15-20 minutes before grabbing the edge of the foil and lifting the bars out of the pan. Cut into 24 bars.
Bars will keep at room temperature, in a sealed container, for up to 2 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Substitute Girl Guide cookies for any other type of sandwich cookie that can be crushed (Oreo, etc)
I took my bars out at 20 minutes and they were fairly gooey.
Recipe by Love In My Oven at http://loveinmyoven.com/girl-guide-cookie-bars/