I came across a recipe for Snickerdoodle Bars in a magazine awhile back and thought it would be so fun since Snickerdoodles are practically my favorite cookie. How could you not love them??
Here is what you'll need:
2 1/3 Cups Flour
1 1/4 TSP Baking Powder
1/2 TSP Salt
1 1/4 Cups Sugar
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
3/4 Cups of Butter (softened)
3 Large Eggs
1 TSP Vanilla
For the Filling you will need:
1 TBS Sugar
1 TBS Cinnamon
1/2 TBS Brown Sugar
For the Icing:
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
1 TSP Cinnamon
1/4 TSP Vanilla
2-3 TBS of milk
Okay, let's begin!
Step numero uno! In a large bowl, combine your flour, baking powder and salt. Set that aside for the moment. In another bowl, or in your handy dandy mixer, beat your butter until creamy. Add both the brown and white sugars.
Then gradually add the three eggs into the mixer, followed by the teaspoon of vanilla. Then slowly add your dry ingredients. Ya know, a cup or so at a time.
The batter is going to be really thick. So don't freak out like I did. Just divide your batter into two and put one half of it into a 9x13 pan. Oh, p.s. you'll want to preheat your oven to 350 degrees. And make sure you spray your pan. So put half of your batter in the pan. Then you'll combine your filling in a small, seperate bowl (the sugars and cinnamon) then you'll sprinkle that over the batter in the pan. It will look a little something like this:
Or probably better than that! Anywho, this next part was a little tricky for me, so just a heads up. The remaining batter will be spooned over the top of the filling. You don't need to spread it out much, and trust me, even if you wanted to you can't. You'll want a few gaps so the filling can peak through.
So plop that thing in the oven at 350 for roughly 30 minutes. The recipe I used (well, sorta used) said 20-30 minutes but mine ended up staying in the oven for almost 40...so keep an eye on it. Once it's ready, pull it out and set aside to cool.
While it's cooling, you can get started on the glaze. Now I'm going to admit that I HATE powdered sugar icings. I can't stand the grainy-ness and the taste is always a little on the "ew" side for me. But I gotta admit, I kinda liked this one. So if you're like me, and thinking "Do I really want to ruin this wonderful dessert by showering it with icky, gooey glaze?" Go ahead. You'll like it. Even with that said though, it's okay to go a little light on the glaze. Or heavy. I don't care, you're the one eating it!
Okay, back to that recipe! So it's your basic powdered sugar glaze. Just combine all those ingredients and whisk until smooth. More milk may be needed to get the right consistency.
So this is what mine looked like when I pulled it out of the oven:
And here's the finished product, after I drizzled the glaze on. I have to apologize for the very awful photography, I just didn't have the time with three kids begging for "just a tiny little bite."