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Snickerdoodle Bars

This holiday season, I would like to present to you these Snickerdoodle Bars.

I grew up eating a ton of sweets and those included anything covered in cinnamon sugar.  I have fond memories of making loaves of bread (well, my mom made them - I definitely didn't) and rolling out extra dough to make cinnamon-sugar-filled rolls.  Warmed and slathered in butter, it was one of my favorite treats.

This year, I think we should all satisfy our cinnamon-sugar sweet-tooth cravings with snickerdoodle flavors.  Message: approved.

Hint - These would be perfect for a New Year's Eve gathering.  Or, if you STILL haven't gotten a gift for that one friend, try whipping up a batch of these and wrapping them up with a bow.  I promise you that this will go over well.  Don't forget to sneak a few of these on the side for yourself as well!

 

Snickerdoodle Bars

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  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 & 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • cinnamon-sugar - (1/2 cup sugar + 1-2 tablespoons cinnamon)

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a 9″x 13″ baking pan and set aside.

2) In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together the butter, brown sugar, and sugar until well incorporated and fluffy.

3) Sift in the baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.  Mix the batter together until combined.

4) Add in the eggs and vanilla.  Beat until just combined.

5) Sift in the flour and beat together on low speed until just incorporated.

6) Pour the dough into the prepared baking pan.  Use a spatula to evenly spread the batter around.  Bake for 30 minutes, or until the bars are lightly golden.  You can tell the bars are done if, when a toothpick is inserted and removed, only crumbs are visible.

7) Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl to make the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Allow the bars to cool for a few minutes before sprinkling them with the cinnamon-sugar.  Store any remaining cinnamon-sugar in an airtight container.

8) Once the bars are cooled completely, slice into squares before serving.

--recipe from Bake or Break