Dysfunctional Dieter's Dictionary Definition of Snickerdoodle Bars:
Dreamy, cinnamon-sugar topped, warm, melt in your mouth, gooey, cake-like bars.
Slightly cracked surface with the perfect amount of cinnamon to make your home smell like the heavens descended and landed right in the middle of your kitchen.
A great one will manage to be both crisp at the edges and soft, nearly to the point of cakiness, in the middle.
You're going to want to make these. Soon. Like, tonight.
You can thank me later. Enjoy!
Adapted from: Arctic Garden Studio
2 2/3 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 ounces (2 sticks / 1 cup) unsalted butter, softened to cool room temp
1 cup granulated white sugar
1 cup (lightly packed) brown sugar
2 large eggs, at room temp
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons granulate white sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly butter a 9x13x2 inch baking pan. Line with parchment paper and butter paper.
Mix together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
In large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth.
Add the flour mixture and mix until the flour is just incorporated. The batter will be thick like cookie dough.
Scrape batter into your prepared pan and spread evenly. I used an offset spatula to make the batter even and smooth.
Make the topping by combining the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar topping evenly over the top of the batter.It will look like a lot, but trust me it is perfect.
Bake 20-25 minutes or a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool slightly before cutting (or as long as you can stand).