Sunday, January 29, 2012

Snickerdoodle Bars

There is nothing better than the simplest recipe with loads of flavor.  Sometimes I wonder why it's fair to spend far less time than expected on a recipe and turn out with a final product that quadruples the effort you put into it, but I guest it's just the little things in life...  These scrumptious treats are super simple to make and are so very sweet and delicious.  The batter was like a thick cake batter, but the cinnamon/sugar topping gave it a flavor of its own.

Snickerdoodle Bars
adapted from Milk 'N Cookiezzz
(2 PointsPlus per serving)


1 1/3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1 egg
1/2 Tbsp vanilla
1 Tbsp white sugar
1 Tbsp cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease an 8x8 inch baking pan.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.  In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth.  Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and beat until well blended.  Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan.

In a small bowl, combine the white sugar and cinnamon.  Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the batter in the baking pan.  (If you have sufficiently covered the pan and still have some of the cinnamon/sugar mixture left that is fine.  No need to use it all up.)
Bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until the surface springs back when gently pressed.   Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. Cut into 32 pieces.  (1 serving = 1 piece, 2 PointsPlus per serving)


  1. Drooling! I love the flavors and these bars are practically screaming my name. Delicious looking.

  2. I love snickerdoodles! And this looks much more decandent & interesting! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. The sugar+ cinnamon on top is really heavenly! Looks like every step will be worth it when I take abig bite. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. This is a great idea...I love snickerdoodles but the few times I've made them I din't like the texture. This sounds like I could get away with eating it for breakfast, too, which is always a bonus in my book!

  5. How dense are these or are they pretty light?

  6. Matt- They are not heavy, just not light and airy. I'd say they are still closer to the consistency of cake than a brownie or a blondie. Hope that helps.

  7. I made these last night and they were sooo good. Thanks for the delicious recipe!

  8. These look wonderful, I love the comination of cinnamon and sugar on top!

  9. I just made these and we loved them. Mine were a bit gummy. Will try baking a bit longer next time. Thanks for the recipe.