Sunday, September 27, 2009

Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars

Photo courtesy of Kristen Doyle

I discovered this awesome recipe on Kristen's Dine & Dash blog earlier this year. I've made these treats several times since and they've become a huge hit with my family, book club members, and co-workers. Unfortunately, the bars always seem to disappear before I can get a decent photo, so Kristen has graciously allowed me to borrow this mouthwatering picture. Not only is she a great cook, but she's an incredible photographer. In addition to her popular food blog, she now hosts an informative blog for culinary photography. I need to spend more time over there!

1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, softened (unsalted)
3/4 cups sugar
1 egg


1 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray a 9x9 or 9x13 pan (depending on how thick you want the bars to be) with PAM.

Stir together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

Cream softened butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg. Gradually add flour mixture. Spread into prepared pan.

Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle over dough.

Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Test with a toothpick. Allow bars to cool in pan. Turn out on to cutting board and cut to desired size.

My notes:

These are excellent by themselves, but they're also quite yummy topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce.

One batch goes far too quickly. Might want to double it!

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At 12:39 PM, Anonymous Adrianna said...

Please don't stop blogging! Me and my mother love your food!

At 3:42 PM, Blogger Les said...

Adrianna - Aren't you sweet! Thanks for the nice comment. I don't have any plans to quit blogging, so stick around. :)

At 12:12 PM, Anonymous Samantha said...

I am one of Amy's friends here in Dallas. She referred your blog to me as she made my family and I chicken tetrezini the other night.

We love Amy so much and are thankful to know her. We've known each other for a few years now.

Anyhow, I am also a fellow blogger and write frequently about faith and life at

Thanks for all the yummy recipes!


At 9:15 AM, Blogger Les said...

Samantha - What a lovely comment! Thank you for visiting with your kind words about our Amy. Funny coincidence that she made the tetrazzini. I just made it this week, too.

I'll come visit your blog later this weekend when I have more time to relax. Drop me a note and let me know what you think of the other recipes you sample.

Oh, and if you're a reader, I do have a book blog, as well. Just go to my Blogger profile and look for my Book Nook.

Thanks again for dropping by.

At 7:43 AM, Anonymous Stephanie said...

Wow, these look so yummy! I may have to give them a try soon.

At 5:18 AM, Blogger Les said...

Stephanie - Be prepared to get addicted! These are sooooo good. I'll bet your girls will love them, too. They can even help make them. They're very easy.


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