I found this recipe on Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker and had to try it. Plus, I want to use more recipes by my fellow bloggers and post the yummy results. Anyway, the title does say "Snickerdoodle Cookie BARS," but mine was more like a snickerdoodle cake. As it kept rising, I thought it would be a disaster --- burnt all over and raw in the middle. I let it go a little longer than the recommended time (I think 35 minutes) and it turned out perfectly. I love this recipe and I hope it turns into a cake next time I make it as well. Nothing was burnt. Like a cake, it was soft and moist, but the heavier snickerdoodle element was still there. The cinnamon/sugar mixture on the top and bottom tasted phenomenal and made a beautiful presentation. I accidentally added more of the cinnamon/sugar mixture to the top than the bottom. I think I spaced-out for a moment and forgot to divide it evenly, but it still looks good. If you make this recipe, you will not regret it. You cannot mess it up. Cake or bar, it is delicious!
|Place the batter into the pan.|
|Sprinkle on half the topping (the other half is on the bottom).|
|Beautiful and, in my opinion, perfect with a cup of coffee.|
Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars
Recipe by: Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
- 1 cup of butter (I softened mine)
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup of sour cream (I didn't have any, so I used plain yogurt)
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/3 cup of white sugar
- 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- With a mixer, cream the sugar and butter together. Add the eggs, one at a time, remembering to scrape the bowl so everything gets incorporated. Add the sour cream (or yogurt).
- In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt. Slowly mix into the cream/sugar mixture.
- In a third bowl, combine the topping (1/3 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon cinnamon).
- Grease a 9x13 pan and coat the bottom, going an inch up the sides, with half of the topping (I used 1/4 of the topping on the bottom and the rest for the top). Add the batter to the pan, smooth out and sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon/sugar topping.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes until done. The center will be moist, but not raw. I check the center with a toothpick. If it comes out clean then it's done.