Apple Snickerdoodle Bars
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Apple Cinnamon Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars

Apple Cinnamon Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars are great for breakfast and snacking, snacking and more snacking! Definitely a fall favorite!
Author: Kim Lange

Ingredients

Apple Mixture

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 large Granny Smith apples finely chopped
  • Pinch or two of ground cinnamon

Snickerdoodle Batter

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Cinnamon Sugar Sprinkle Topping

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Melt butter in saucepan and add in the diced apples and a pinch of cinnamon, and cook over medium-high heat for about 5-6 minutes.
  • Place cooked apples onto a paper towel and place in fridge or freezer and allow the to cool completely.
  • While apples are cooling, preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9 x 13 pan with non-stick spray or line with tin foil for easy removal, leaving tin foil overhang on sides to pull out of pan easily.
  • In a large bowl, add flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, ground cinnamon and salt to a bowl, and whisk to combine and set aside.
  • Using a mixer, cream the butter and sugars and mix together in a bowl at medium speed until light and fluffy, 2 - 3 minutes.
  • Add in the eggs one at a time, then the vanilla, and beat until smooth.
  • Stir in the dry ingredients until just combined and then fold in the apple mixture.
  • Add batter into baking pan and spread evenly.
  • Make Sugar Cinnamon Topping by placing in a cup and stirring together with a fork until mixed well.
  • Evenly sprinkle cinnamon sugar topping mixture over the top of the batter.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes or until surface springs back when gently pressed. Cool before cutting. Makes 20-24 bars.

Notes

Add in some white chocolate chips, pecans or walnuts for special extra treat!