Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars
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 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.
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!