Sharing some of my favorite cookie bars recipe today!  My 4 Layer Cookie Bars are so much fun and get a huge reaction from your guests! Layered with 4 of your favorite cookie doughs, these are sure to be a hit!

Cookie Bars Recipe

Cookie bars are some of my favorite recipes to bake for parties!  Have you ever had 4 layers of cookie dough, baked and cut into squares? Well, you are about to be talked into it! These cookie bars are so much fun to bring to parties and gatherings with family and friends. Simple to prepare and fun to eat. Win!

For more Picky Palate cookie recipes try these and Kitchen Sink Cookie Bars and Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Bars  Follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe inspiration.

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Tips For Making The Best Cookie Bars

  1. Don’t alter the recipe, use all ingredients as listed.
  2. For a more firm cookie, refrigerate your cookie dough for 24 hours before baking.
  3. Always use butter, not margarine.  ALWAYS.  I prefer salted butter for my chocolate chip cookies.  Try it!
  4. Don’t skip creaming your butter and sugars for a good 2 minutes.  Helps create a fluffy, chewy cookie bar.
  5. Try sprinkling dough with just a touch of salt for a perfect sweet and salty combination.
  6. Don’t overtake your cookie bars.  Bars will continue to cook on hot cookie sheet when removed from oven.
  7. Let cookies cool completely before cutting into squares and storing in containers. This will keep their crispness.
  8. Store leftover cookies in an airtight container for 3 days room temperature.
4 Layer Cookie Bars
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baking, bars, best cookie bars, chocolate chip cookie bar recipes, chocolate chip cookie bars, cookie bars, cookie bars recipe, cookies, desserts, easy cookie bars
Servings: 14
Calories: 675 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 21 ounce package sugar cookie mix I used Betty Crocker
  • 17.5 ounce package chocolate chunk cookie mix
  • 17.5 ounce package chocolate chip cookie mix
  • 17.5 ounce package peanut butter cookie mix
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with parchment paper.

  2. Prepare each cookie dough mix according to package direction in separate bowls. With a cookie scoop, start with the sugar cookie dough as the first layer. Scoop dough into bottom of dish then with greased hands, press down evenly. Scoop chocolate cookie dough over sugar cookie dough, press gently and evenly. Proceed with chocolate chip cookie dough then peanut butter cookie dough pressing gently and evenly. Bake for 60-70 minutes, or until baked through. Remove from oven and let cool completely before cutting into squares.  You may also use your favorite homemade cookie dough for each layer.

Nutrition Facts
4 Layer Cookie Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 675 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 667mg29%
Potassium 129mg4%
Carbohydrates 107g36%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 57g63%
Protein 7g14%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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