Snickerdoodle bars

Sometimes I don’t want to spend 4 hours putting together dessert. Sometimes, I just want to put a bunch of stuff in the mixer, pour it into a pan, bake it, and eat it. This is one of those recipes.

Mike really likes snickerdoodles, and I don’t make them very often. So when I saw this recipe come through an RSS feed one day, I bookmarked it. I’ve lost the link by now, but the original recipe went in an 8-inch square pan, and I wasn’t thrilled with the cookie-to-topping ratio. So I doubled it, and put it in a 9-inch pan, to make them thicker and chewier in the middle.

The recipe itself is simple, and very close to a cookie recipe – cream the butter and the sugar, add the dry ingredients, and put it in a pan lined with foil or parchment paper (to help get them out without breaking).  Then mix up the topping, sprinkle it on top, and bake. 

I loved these, Mike loved these, and when my mother took a pan to her church lunch, they all disappeared – so they’re going in my "make again" list.

( see the recipe )