Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars – Looking for a cinnamon-infused treat that’s irresistibly sweet? Your search ends here with these Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars! These bars take the Snickerdoodle cookie. Elevate it to a whole new level of softness, chewiness and pure deliciousness. Whether it’s for an occasion or just a craving you can quickly whip up a batch of these bars with just 10 minutes of prep time and a handful of simple ingredients. The real stars of this recipe are butter, sugar, cinnamon and a hint of cream of tartar that blend perfectly to capture that snickerdoodle taste we all adore.
When I first tried making these Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars it was a game changer. Much as I loved the snickerdoodle cookie I craved something heartier and chewier. That’s when the idea struck me to transform my go-to recipe into bar form. And let me tell you the result was nothing of magic. Even my husband. Who is quite discerning when it comes to desserts. Couldn’t stop raving about them. As, for my little one? Well, let’s just say these cookie bars vanished before I could even utter the word “snickerdoodle.” This recipe has become a favorite, in my family. I find myself turning to it time and time again especially when I want a quick and delightful treat to share with loved ones.
What makes this Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars truly special?
What makes these Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars special is their combination of softness and chewiness all infused with that unmistakable Snickerdoodle flavor. The melted butter ensures a moist and tender texture while the blend of sugar and white sugar adds a delicious caramel-like sweetness. The cream of tartar gives them that tangy taste making these bars undeniably snickerdoodle. Best of all this recipe is so simple that you can satisfy your craving in less than an hour!
What You Need To Make This Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars Recipe?
Butter: This recipe calls for a generous amount of butter that is fully melted to ensure that every bite of your cookie bars is wonderfully rich and moist. It’s not only any buttery treat; it’s truly a dream come true for butter lovers.
Brown Sugar: We use brown sugar to bring a depth of flavor and a touch of caramel-like sweetness. It’s the ingredient that takes these cookie bars from good to “May I have another please?”
Granulated Sugar: The granulated sugar balances, out the sugar giving these cookies their sweetness and creating a golden irresistible crispy top.
Eggs: These little wonders work their magic by binding everything adding richness and ensuring the amount of chewiness in each bar.
Vanilla Extract: A splash of vanilla goes a long way in enhancing the flavors and adding that special touch that will keep people guessing.
All-Purpose Flour: Acting as the foundation, for our cookie bars, all-purpose flour keeps things simple while guaranteeing a texture every time.
Baking Powder and Cream of Tartar: These two ingredients work hand, in hand to give the bars their rise and that distinctive snickerdoodle tang.
Salt: It may be a small amount but it plays a crucial role. The salt enhances all the flavors balancing out the sweetness and adding a layer of complexity.
Granulated Sugar & Ground Cinnamon (for the Topping): This is where the magic really comes alive. The sugar adds sweetness while the cinnamon brings warmth and spice resulting in a topping that’s both fragrant and delicious.
Steps To Make Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars:
Step 1: To get started preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Make sure to grease your 9×13 pan. This will set the stage for cookie bars.
Step 2: In a bowl combine the butter and sugars stirring until you have a smooth and inviting mixture. Keep stirring as you add the eggs and vanilla creating a blend of sweetness.
Step 3: Gradually sift in the flour, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt. Stir until everything is just combined; you don’t want to overmix it. The goal is to achieve a blend of ingredients.
Step 4: Transfer this batter into your pan pressing it down evenly to create a flawless layer that’s ready, for baking.
Step 5: In a bowl whisk together the sugar and cinnamon for the topping. Sprinkle this generously over the batter, in the pan.
Step 6: Place your pan in the oven. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the top has just started turning golden brown. Remember to be patient. Allow these delectable treats to cool for 30 minutes before slicing them and serving.
Boost your Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars by infusing them with the essence of browned butter. Just simmer the butter until it transforms into a golden brown hue and releases a tantalizing nutty scent. This simple technique takes these bars from tasty to exceptional imparting a dimension of flavor that harmonizes flawlessly with the cinnamon and sugar. Don’t fail to let the browned butter chill for a couple minutes before adding it to your mixture, for best outcomes.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I make these Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars in advance?
Of course! These bars actually taste better when made in advance as the flavors have time to blend together. Just make sure they are cooled completely before storing them in an airtight container. They will stay fresh at room temperature for, up to 3 days. You can freeze them for a longer shelf life.
My cookie bars came out too hard. What did I do wrong?
If your cookie bars are coming out too firm it’s possible that they were overbaked or that you used flour. Make sure to measure your flour using the spoon and level method and keep an eye on the bars as they bake starting to check them around the 20-minute mark. They should just begin turning golden on top. They will continue to set as they cool in the pan.
Can I add some chocolate to this recipe?
Absolutely! Adding chocolate can be an enhancement! You can try folding in 1 cup of chocolate chips into the dough before pressing it into the pan or sprinkle some on top along, with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Both white chocolate and dark chocolate chips work well. Bring a layer of indulgence to these already delightful bars.
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