I love Snickerdoodles. I don't make them very often, but I love them, so when I found this recipe for Snickerdoodle Bars, I knew I had to make them. And since I needed something to take for a potluck, it was the perfect time to try them.
OK, the recipe means use an electric mixer, and I'll probably do that next time. This time I wasn't paying attention - and my husband was on the phone - so I ended up just mixing the batter up with a wooden spoon. It turned out fine, but I'll probably try the mixer next time just to see if it makes a difference. If nothing else, it will save my arm! The only other thing I changed is that I cut the sugar down just a bit, using 1 cup granulated instead of 1-1/4 cups. Yes, I know, cookies or bars are supposed to be sweet, but they don't always have to be so sweet.
Anyway, the batter is quite thick, so it takes a bit to spread it in the bottom of the pan and to drop it over the cinnamon filling - but it's worth it! (and maybe using a mixer will whip it up better and make it easier to spread? maybe) These are so yummy. You get the sweet cookie and cinnamon goodness of Snickerdoodles in a soft bar. The cinnamon sugar is just in the middle instead of on the outside, and the glaze adds just a little something extra.
I took these to share today, and I think they were a hit. I did manage to bring a couple home, but they didn't last long. Guess I'll have to make some more. Soon.