These Snickerdoodle Bars are everything you could possibly want in a dessert bar. They’re buttery, sweet, chewy, and kissed by cinnamon sugar flavor.
This blog post was published on October 29, 2012
When I began seriously baking, I would try to create anything that my creative conscience would let me. However, I think a general rule of thumb that a new baker should adopt is to start small and work your way up. So, I started off with making cookies, cupcakes and different types of bars. One of my favorites is these Snickerdoodle Bars.
First, let me give you some context to this text before I describe to you how wonderfully delicious these bars are. The first time I made these I brought them into work and I kid you not they were demolished within an hour of me placing them in the break room. I ended up making another batch shortly afterward and it was the same result, yet again. Therefore, I assure you that you may have to make two batches of these bars if you are taking them somewhere because they will get eaten very quickly.
Have you ever had a Snickerdoodle Cookie? Well, these taste exactly a Snickerdoodle Cookie just as a bar! They are very easy to make and great for all to enjoy. I love them. They are a little sweet to me, but I still love them. They would go perfectly with a glass of milk. That’s a good warning :-).
I love going back to some of my older posts and test the recipes. I fall in love with my blog and the recipes all over again. When I started blogging, these Snickerdoodle Bars become one of my most popular recipes for a long time. I just had to make them again to remind myself as to why people loved them so much and I definitely remember. These Snickerdoodle Bars are insanely good. They are also very addicting. I wanted to remake these because I feel they are perfect for holiday baking.
The recipe is quite simple. You make them almost like you make a Blondie, separate the batter, and sprinkle a cinnamon sugar combination in the middle and place dollops of the remaining batter on top. They will bake to perfection. Once they’ve baked and cooled, you will drizzle with an easy icing for more decadence. I’m telling you these bars are EVERYTHING! It’s always good to take a trip down memory lane.
- FOR THE BASE:
- 2-⅓ cups Flour
- 1-¼ teaspoon Baking Powder
- ½ teaspoons Salt
- ¾ cups Unsalted Butter, Softened
- 1-¼ cup Sugar
- ½ cups Brown Sugar, Packed
- 3 whole Eggs
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- FOR THE CINNAMON FILLING:
- 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
- 1 Tablespoon Sugar
- FOR THE GLAZE:
- 1 cup Powdered Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Milk
- ¼ teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- Preheat oven to 350 F and spray a 9×13 inch square pan with baking spray and set aside.
- In a small bowl combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, and salt) and set aside.
- In a separate larger bowl, cream the butter with a handheld mixer then add both sugars and mix until light and fluffy. One at a time beat in the eggs and the vanilla extract. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix until well blended.
- Spoon half of the batter into the pan and spread evenly with the back of a spoon. Combine the cinnamon filling ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar filling on top of the base. With the remaining batter place dollops over the cinnamon sugar filling. No need to spread. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Then remove the dish from the oven and allow to cool before applying the drizzle.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract. Drizzle over the bars and serve.