I like Snickerdoodle cookies well enough. But put that cinnamony goodness in a bar form, and I love them! I can't tell you how warm and inviting your kitchen will smell after you put these in the oven.
Best of all, there are no fancy ingredients. You probably have everything you need in your pantry. These will freeze well too. Just wrap individually in plastic wrap and put in a freezer bag. Pop in the microwave for a few seconds and you've got a warm treat that tastes fresh from the oven.
Here's what you need:
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 TBSP vanilla
2 2/3 cups flour
2 teas baking powder
1 teas cinnamon
1/4 teas nutmeg
1 teas salt
2 TBSP sugar mixed with 2 teas cinnamon
In a bowl, beat brown sugar and butter together. Add eggs one at a time. Stir in vanilla and beat until smooth.
In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmet and salt. Add to butter mixture and stir until well-blended. The batter will be thick like cookie dough. Spread into a greased 9x13 pan with a greased spatula or your hands.
Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the top, making sure it's all covered.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Check after 25 minutes to see if it's done. Gently press the surface with your finger. It will spring back when done. If you overbake these, they will be crumbly. So go with the shortest amount of baking time if you can. Cut into bars when cool enough to handle. Store in an airtight container.
A warm Snickerdoodle bar plus a cold glass of milk....ummm, delightful!
This recipe is linked to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday over at Blessed with Grace. Head over there for some more yummy recipes!