Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Snickerdoodle Bars

I am not one to repeat myself. I personally love variety, and trying new things, especially when it comes to baking. I realize I have featured snickerdoodles before, but I feel this time, I can make an exception. These bars are that good. I am honestly, not a huge fan of chocolate. I know, I know. I bet you are wondering how could someone with a food blog really dislike chocolate. While I do not actually dislike it, I do prefer to balance it out with other flavors. A lot of it stems back to being allergic to chocolate, as a child. Because of it, I developed a more sophisticated palette. I also developed a bigger sweet tooth(from white chocolate, since it is sweeter than milk and dark chocolate). That being said, I tend to favor blondies over brownies. These bars definitely fit in the blondie category. They are full of brown sugar, which blends perfectly with the cinnamon and nutmeg. They are super sweet, but that is what makes them so good! Try them for yourself, you might like them better than an actual snickerdoodle cookie.

Recipe: adapted from: lovin the oven
Preheat oven to: 350 degrees, and combine 2 tbsp granulated sugar, 2 tsp.
cinnamon, a pinch of nutmeg. Set aside.
Beat 1 cup of butter and 2 cups of brown sugar together.

Add 2 eggs, blending between each addition. Add 1 tbsp. of
vanilla extract.

In a separate bowl combine: 1 tsp. cinnamon, 2 2/3 cup flour, 2 tsp.
baking powder,1/4 tsp nutmeg, and a pinch of ground cloves.
Add flour mixture in several additions to the wet mixture. 
Stir in cinnamon chips (optional)

spread into a greased 9x13 inch pan. (Will be sticky)
Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture on top of batter.

bake for 25-30 min. Allow to cool in pan before cutting.


Caitlin said...

Love the idea of a snickerdoodle bar! They look sooo good. I will definitely give these a whirl.

Mary said...

I've seen these bars around, and have always wanted to try them. Your's look so cute!

Amy said...

I love snickerdoodles, and I bet I would love these too. They look like they are full of brown sugar, which I love!

Whitney said...

Wow, do these look tasty! They look like they could be a little fattening, but oh so worth it! Do you use light brown sugar or dark brown sugar?

Gourmet_Gal said...

Hi Whitney!

That is a great question! I'm sorry I didn't specify. I used golden brown sugar, which is considered a light brown sugar. Dark brown sugar would be great in this recipe. It has more molasses than light brown sugar, which gives a more defined "brown sugar" taste. Either kind would work perfectly fine.