SRC: Snickerdoodle Bars with Double Cream Frosting

by Holly on December 8, 2013

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We’ve made it to the last month of the year…!?

I’m both continually surprised that it’s here, and not at all shocked that it is. How I can be both things at once, is beyond me. Since it has been a year filled with sweets, I figured one more time, why ruin a good thing when I’ve done mostly desserts all year anyway, so here is one more.

My Secret Recipe Club assignment this month was for Anna’s blog, BCMom’s Kitchen. Anna has a fun blog with lots of recipes to choose from, especially for meal times.

I chose to make the snickerdoodle bars I found on her blog because snickerdoodles are one of our favorites. Anna had adapted the recipe to fit her preferences from another blog, where the recipe came from a Betty Crocker book, likely one I have sitting around somewhere and would have otherwise missed completely. And I like the idea that snickerdoodles could be easier and faster to make.

Since we think everything is better with some frosting I also made a quick cream cheese sour cream frosting that could be dolloped on top of the bars for those that wanted it. The bars definitely don’t need it the frosting, but the contrast of the slightly tart frosting with the cinnamon and sugar sweetened chewy cookie was perfect.

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My changes to the recipe were mostly along the lines of making a smaller portion that a full 9×13 pan. Having an excess of treats at our house is usually too much of a good thing so by cutting the recipe down by 1/3 and baking the bars in a 8×8 pan instead was a good move for us.

I also wanted a higher cinnamon and sugar ratio, and a bar that was more on the buttery, chewy side that fluffy. Otherwise it would seem too much like coffee cake and not actually like a snickerdoodle.

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Sweet as Sugar Cookies December 8, 2013 at 10:12 pm

What a delicious combo of flavors. I would definitely want some frosting on mine.

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sara December 8, 2013 at 11:03 pm

These look fantastic! I actually just made snickerdoodle cookies this evening so we were thinking alike. :) Yum!!

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Amanda E December 9, 2013 at 6:19 am

Huge fan of snickerdoodles and love the idea of turning them in to a bar cookie :) These would be perfect for a cookie exchange I’m going to! Awesome SRC pick

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Anna December 9, 2013 at 7:26 am

I was just looking at this recipe the other day and thinking that I need to make these again! I love the idea of the slightly tart frosting. I may have to try that next time. I’m glad you liked them.

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Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings December 9, 2013 at 10:02 am

Yum- snickerdoodles are the best!!

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Lesa @ Edesia's Notebook December 9, 2013 at 10:37 am

I love it when people adapt cookie recipes into bars. I find cookies to be such a pain to make sometimes! These bars look delicious and your frosting sounds divine!

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Jane, The Heritage Cook December 9, 2013 at 1:18 pm

These look and sound amazing. So perfect for a quick afternoon snack with a cup of tea or coffee!

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Emily December 9, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Get in my mouth. Now.

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Jess December 10, 2013 at 4:19 am

Those photos are gorgeous, Holly – you captured the texture of these bars so beautifully. I always appreciate knowing that a smaller batch of a baking recipe will work – with just two of us, a giant pan of baked goods is too much temptation. ;)

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chitchatchomp December 10, 2013 at 6:45 pm

What a gorgeous tin you used to bake your biscuits in! :)

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Isabelle @ Crumb December 11, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Great pick! This looks like just my kind of dessert, especially with that tangy frosting you’ve added – my biggest complaint about snickerdoodles is that they’re kind of plain, and cream cheese sour cream sounds anything but! :)

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Kate | Food Babbles December 11, 2013 at 1:53 pm

HOLY COW!! These just look crazy good! And I absolutely love your pictures.

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