Thursday, June 23, 2011

Dessert - Snickerdoodle Bars

Every year, I make my dad and Matt's stepdad some treats for father's day. This year, I attempted to make this Pretzel and Beer pie but it didn't turn out exactly as I envisioned. So, on father's day, I decided to make something else for the dads to give along with the pie. I needed a quick recipe that could be ready in under an hour and a half.

I again flipped through one of my Betty Crocker recipe card booklets and found this fantastic recipe for Snickerdoodle Bars. The bars taste almost like a cinnamon roll, especially since they are topped with a deliciously simple glaze icing. This recipe is definitely a keeper, and something we will make time and again. It is simple, takes basic ingredients, requires one pan for baking, and makes a nice number of servings!

So without further ado, here is the recipe for these tasty little guys! If you'd like a more printer friendly recipe, I will direct you to the Betty Crocker website for the Snickerdoodle Bars recipe.

Snickerdoodle Bars

Ingredients:
-2-1/3 cups flour
-1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
-1-1/4 cups sugar
-1/2 cup packed brown sugar
-3 eggs
-1 teaspoon vanilla

Cinnamon Filling:
-1 tablespoon sugar
-1 tablespoon cinnamon

Glaze:
-1 cup powdered sugar
-1 to 2 tablespoons milk
-1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom only of 9x13 pan.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in small bowl. Set aside.
In large bowl, cream butter with electric mixer. Add sugars. Gradually add eggs and vanilla in sugar mixture until well mixed.
Beat in dry ingredients until combined.
Spoon half the batter into the pan. Spread evenly and sprinkle evenly with cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Plop teaspoons of remaining batter over the cinnamon-sugar mixture, placing evenly over entire pan.
Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
Stir together glaze ingredients in small bowl. When it is smooth/thin enough to drizzle, drizzle over the bars.
Makes 24 servings.

1 comment:

  1. OMG, Jamie. I love Snickerdoodles so much, but I love things in bar-form even better. You best believe I'll be making these soon!

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