Ah, snickerdoodles. Who doesn’t love them? It’s hard not to. Their appearance is enough to tell you what you’re going to get — soft white, buttery cookies with the warmth of cinnamon. They’re comfort food at it’s best! Well, it’s about to get even better. These Snickerdoodle Bars are that and more. These bars are thick, slightly gooey, with a crispy, cinnamon-sugar exterior. Just the aroma as they bake will have you reeling with delight. They taste just as good as they smell.
I’ve had Snickerdoodles on my brain for a while now, and I wanted to do a bar version. I found one on the blog A Well-Seasoned Life. The recipe was titled “Snickerdoodle Brownies”, which I thought was misleading. I don’t want anyone to think there’s chocolate in here, although I know I would still like it if there were. The original recipe called for a glaze, but I opted against it, as there’s plenty of sugar in these bars. Glaze would be overkill….wouldn’t it? I almost added cinnamon chips at the last minute and decided against it. I just wanted authentic snickerdoodles here, and that’s precisely what I got and then some!
The special thing about these bars is that they’re loaded with cinnamon-sugar. Half of the batter is spread out in the baking dish, then a layer of cinnamon-sugar is sprinkled on. The remaining batter is then dolloped on by the teaspoonful, and sprinkled with more cinnamon-sugar.
After it bakes, you can see all of that cinnamon-sugar in all it’s glory! I love how rustic and coffee cake-like these bars look! Somehow I feel like pecan pieces would be wonderful here? Perhaps next time!
These Snickerdoodle bars are soft, crispy, and delectable. The abundance of cinnamon will warm you up heart and soul. It’s hard to think of a more comforting cookie. Make a batch of these bars, and comfort yourself today!