Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Snickerdoodle Bars

It’s spring break here and while the weather has been sunny out, it’s been kinda cool.  Other than spending our time outdoors, we’ve been stuck inside {most of the time}.  When ones stuck inside for too long, baking will get on the mind.  When that happens, your 14 year old will beg to bake something from the cookbook; and so she did. 

I wasn’t thrilled with her choice, I am more of a chocolate girl myself.  However, when these were cooled, topped with the glaze, and cut into squares ready to consume, I took on another opinion.  These actually take me back to my childhood.  Ya’ll remember the cinnamon rolls in the metal pans that are ready to eat from the grocery store?  That is what these taste like, without all the added chemicals, dye, and excess amounts of sugar.


What do you need?


  • 2 1/3 cups ap flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Cinnamon Filling

  • 1 Tb granulated sugar
  • 1 Tb cinnamon


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 Tb milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla

What do you do?

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease the bottom and sides of a 9x13 inch baking dish. 
  2. In a small bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars together.  Beat in eggs and vanilla one at a time, until well incorporated.
  4. Spoon half the batter into the baking dish, and spread evenly.
  5. Mix together your cinnamon filling and sprinkle evenly over the half of the batter that’s in the baking dish.
  6. Drop teaspoon size amounts of the remaining batter on top of the cinnamon mixture. 
  7. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until gold brown and a tooth pick comes out clean.
  8. Cool completely before assembling the glaze, about an hour.
  9. Mix together your glaze ingredients, it took us the 2 Tb of milk.  You want to be able to drizzle it.
  10. Drizzle all the glaze on top of the bars.  Allow the glaze to harden before cutting it into bars. 

Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.  These are 190 calories per bar.

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