Dessert recipes–Snickerdoodle Bars

I have seen recipes for these amazing snickerdoodle bars all over blog land. I'm not sure where they originated, but I think I found them first over at yourhomebasedmom. I had to add additional flour to get them to turn out, probably because I live at a high altitude. But I'm not really sure. All I know is that I've made them four times and finally got them to turn out just right.
snickerdoodle-bars-recipeI am not kidding you when I tell you that these bars are pure evil. Every time I've made them I've had to give half the batch away because I CANNOT stop eating them. So simple, but so darn delicious! I prefer them with cinnamon chips, but they can be hard to find. I've substituted butterscotch chips and I love that variety also. The rest of my family actually likes the butterscotch chips better. So feel free to try either. Both will result in a delicious little piece of cinnamon-y, buttery heaven. Sooo good! The original recipe calls for glaze, but I don't think they need it.
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Snickerdoodle Bars

1 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 Tbsp vanilla
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp salt
1 cup cinnamon chips, or butterscotch chips
Topping:
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
dash nutmeg
Optional Glaze (I have never tried this)
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup cream
1 tsp vanilla
Cream butter and brown sugar for 3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and beat till smooth. Stir in dry ingredients and chips. Press into a well greased or parchment lined 9×13" pan. Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over the top. Bake at 325° for about 35-40 minutes. Cool and cut into squares. If desired, combine glaze ingredients till smooth and drizzle over the top.
Notes:
-I have tried these with both cinnamon and butterscotch chips. Both varieties are fabulous!
-I've learned that they will not appear to be done in the middle, but will set up as they cool. Don't overbake or they turn hard.

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Comments

  1. Chrissy says:

    omg, these look good!… where and who makes cinnamon chips?

  2. Kara@ Creations by Kara says:

    Chrissy,
    Hershey's makes the cinnamon chips. They are popular around Christmas time, but are hard to find this time of year. Sometimes my local grocery stores carry them, but it's hit and miss. Good luck, I hope you can find some!

  3. Aiming4Simple says:

    My husband LOVES snickerdoodles. I should definitely try making these soon.

  4. 21st Century Housewife© says:

    Those sound wicked (in the good way!!). I'm looking forward to trying them!

  5. wileyfamilyof5 says:

    Just made these. They are great. I think I will just make these instead of regular snickerdoodles. I hate rolling all those little balls in sugar.

  6. Crystal says:

    This has nothing to do with you yummy looking treat that I will probably try….I am trying to add your adoption button on my blog and it is huge! Do you know how I can fix that?

  7. Kara@ Creations by Kara says:

    Hmmm, that is strange. Did you just copy and paste it into the HTML as a gadget? That should work. I wonder if anyone else is having trouble.

  8. ~Diana~ says:

    I made this last night. DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!! I could eat the whole pan. I didn't make the glaze for it. It tastes divine without it.

    Thanks for sharing!

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