Snickerdoodles have always been one of my favorite cookies, so when I was pondering ideas for brownies and bars, these naturally came to mind. They’ve got all the deliciousness of the original, but you don’t have to roll all of the little balls of dough in the cinnamon sugar mixture. So hard, I know.
I’ve actually made these twice this month. The first time was at the beginning of the month, for a shelter dinner. I forgot, however, to take pictures before I handed them over, so knew I was destined to make them again. Yesterday while running errands, I realized that I was getting into a rut of baking mostly on Sundays, so the same people (two sets of coworkers) were always getting the results on Mondays. Basically, the midweek and weekend crews were getting shafted.
By the time we got home (from the restaurant supply store, woohoo!!), I had less than two hours to figure out what to make before I’d be leaving the house again. Snickerdoodle bars! Seriously, they are so easy it’s almost embarrassing. So I whipped up a batch, let them cool briefly before cutting, and then ran out the door. The Saturday tasters were delighted to be remembered, and all enjoyed the bars. They actually taste best when you let them sit for a day or two, so the flavors can really meld together, but they rarely last long enough for people to discover that. Read the rest of this entry ?