Snickerdoodle Bars

Thursday, September 28, 2017

This week's blog is from guest bloggers Lisa Riedl and Anna Schaber from Garnish with Lemon. Lisa and Anna love to entertain and started their blog after years of friends hounding them for recipes and seeking advice about what to serve at parties. Their no-nonsense approach to entertaining has been featured in The Huffington Post, The Kitchn, and BuzzFeed. Lisa and Anna reside in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, home to Juicy Lucys, the Mall of America and lots and lots of lakes.

Raise your hand if you love eating cookies but hate spending the time to make them! These one-bowl Snickerdoodle Bars give you all of the buttery cinnamon flavors of your favorite cookies but save time in the kitchen by making them in an easy bar form.

These Snickerdoodle Bars are pretty much my definition of a perfect dessert for a group. Thick and chewy, they are filled with our favorite Kerrygold butter and have a crunchy cinnamon sugar crust on top. Each bite gives you the perfect mouthful of chewy and crunchy all at the same time. And you can pop them in the oven in less than 15 minutes.

Clean up is a snap and since you don't have to wait for each pan of cookies to bake you can move on to other parts of your party prep and cross dessert off your list.

I'm always looking for ways to make hosting parties as easy as I can. So, when I can get party worthy dessert like these Snickerdoodle Bars, that are super flavorful without a lot of work, it definitely counts as a dessert win in my book.

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Snickerdoodle Bars
Prep:  15
Cook:  35

1 cup Kerrygold Unsalted Butter, melted and slightly cooled

1 cup sugar

2/3 cup brown sugar

1 tbsp vanilla

2 large eggs

2 1/4 cups flour

4 tsp cornstarch

1 tsp cream of tartar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup sugar

1 tbsp cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350°F and line an 8 x 8 square pan with parchment paper and set aside.

In a large bowl combine melted butter and sugars and stir until well combined. Add vanilla and combine. Add eggs one at a time and stir until fully incorporated. Add flour, cornstarch, cream of tartar and stir until just combined.

Pour batter into prepared pan and spread so it is distributed evenly.

In a small bowl combine 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the top of the batter.

Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes or until the bars just start to pull away from the edge and a toothpick comes out clean.