Monday, November 21, 2011

Secret Recipe Club - Snickerdoodle Bars

I am 20 years old today. When I was a kid, I kind of assumed that by age 20, I'd have everything figured out. I mean, some people were even thinking about marriage, right? Hahaha. I was so wrong. I'm just as confused as I ever was. But you learn to deal with your weaknesses and insecurities and make the most of what you've been given. So there's my birthday wisdom for you. 

Nice birthday gift=SRC post. Not nice gift=History test

Onto the recipe! This month for the SRC, I was assigned Julie's Eats and Treats. I was so excited, I found a recipe I wanted to make immediately, and within the hour, it was done. That recipe was Snickerdoodle Bars (basically snickerdoodle cake)

I never used to be into this cinnamon thing. My tastebuds have obviously matured and become sophisticated. Hah. Um, so, I was a bit disappointed with my bars because the recipe claimed that the glaze would soak into the bars and make them gooey, but that didn't happen for me at all, and they were a bit dry. If I made these again, I would probably double up on the icing and poke holes in the cake so it could seep in. 

 Snickerdoodle Bars
by Julie's Eats and Treats


2 1/2 c all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 c. butter, room temperature
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar, slightly packed
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp sugar
1 1/4 c. powdered sugar
3 Tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla

1. Preheat over to 350 degrees. Spray the bottom of a 9x13 pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

2. In a bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter for 30 seconds until light and fluffy. Mix in the sugars and continue creaming until light and fluffy. Scrape down the bowl and add the eggs and vanilla. Beat for 1-2 minutes. On a low speed slowly mix in the dry ingredients.

3. Spread half of the batter in the bottom of the pan. Combine the sugar and cinnamon for the cinnamon sugar and sprinkle over the batter.

4. Take a small spoon and drop the remaining batter evenly over the cinnamon sugar.

5. Bake for 25 minutes.

6. Let cool completely which is about an hour. Whisk together the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla for the glaze. Drizzle over the bars. As the glaze soaks into the bars they become gooey!


  1. Loooove the smell of snickerdoodles baking! Looks good! I like your idea of poking holes to allow the glaze to seep through the cake

  2. Hey! Did they become softer as they set and the glaze soaked into them? I found the second day they were the best!

  3. I love this recipe and I loved the Brioche I made from your blog this month! I wanted to become a follower once I saw your blog, but I figured it would give away the secret part of the secret recipe club! :)

  4. This is a good one for those days you want the taste of the cookie but do not have all the time to make them. The icing is a wonderful touch too-I can just imagine how delicious these must taste. Happy birthday-being 20 years old is a fun age, so enjoy it!

  5. Thanks everyone! Julie, I kind of expected them to, but I don't think I had them covered well enough. Mer. Next time! Toni, that's so sweet, and I've been so busy lately I probably wouldn't have noticed, haha. Tina - Yeah, bars are so easy compared to cookies, it was nice.

  6. Happy birthday, too bad they didn't turn out as well as expected.

  7. Snickerdoodle bars??? These sound delish!

  8. Happy b-day! Hang in there---you will get it all figured out!

  9. Great looking recipe, thanks so much, take care.

  10. These bars sound addictive! You chose a great recipe for the Secret Recipe club. Here is what I cooked up from group C: :)

  11. I'm finally getting around to looking at more of the SRC's posts and so first of all...I have to say...Happy Belated Birthday! I love snickerdoodle cookies and cinnamon in having this in a cake form looks incredible! You got a great blog to choose from and your own site is just lovely! So hang in there! : )

  12. These sound so good, they are probably worth another try. Hang in there!


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