I love snickerdoodles and when I saw this recipe for Snickerdoodle Blondies and the picture on Arctic Garden Studio's blog, I immediately bookmarked the post so I could go back to it later and make it. This is essentially a snickerdoodle in bar cookie form. It has the same sugar-cinnamon flavor and topping as a snickerdoodle cookie and is just slightly more cakey than the traditional cookie. But that could just be in the baking. On the original blog, what sucked me in was how dense and moist the bars looked. Mine turned out to be more cakey. It wasn't dry but I think I would've liked it better less baked. Next time I'm going to cut the baking time. The dough was also so stiff that it doesn't really smooth out during baking so if you put it in craggy, it'll come out craggy (an obvious lesson I learned). But it tasted good so another good recipe from the Sweets for a Saturday link party. Next time Imight add a little more liquid so the dough isn't so stiff, smooth the top better and bake it for less time. Click title above for the original recipe and/or Arctic Garden Studio's blog.
ETA May 22, 2011 - okay, I really wanted to make these better so I tried another half batch yesterday. This time I baked in a slightly smaller pan (6" by 9") and only baked for 20 minutes instead of 25. The taste was the same (good) but I liked the texture much better this time around. It was more moist, less cakey and more dense. Still not as good looking a texture as on Nicole's blog but getting there.
|2nd try came out much better|