Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: Yield: 9x9 baking dish (9-12 cookie bars)
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • -- Topping:
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons mini cinnamon chips, for sprinkling (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl cream the butter and sugar together. Add the egg and vanilla and mix to incorporate. In a separate bowl whisk together: flour, soda, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, cream of tartar and salt. Stir the flour mixture into the butter/sugar mixture until smooth.
  3. Line a 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish with foil so it slightly hangs over the edges on two ends for easy removal - and lightly spray grease. Press the cookie dough mixture into the pan, you can leave a ½ inch space around the edges - as it bakes it will travel to the edge and climb up the edge less if you leave the gap.
  4. In a small bowl stir together the topping mixture of cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle evenly across the top of the cookie dough. Sprinkle the top with mini cinnamon chips if desired (they are a fun garnish - but not necessary for the taste).
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a rack until completely cool. Lift the bars out by the tin foil onto a cutting board and carefully remove the foil. Cut into bars. Enjoy with a glass of cold milk!
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