Hey look, I made another gooey bar. This time I made it SNICKERDOODLE! I seem to be on a bar cookie kick these last few weeks. Pumpkin, S’more, Oreo, Lemon…all in just the last few weeks alone! I think that bar cookies are just so easy and, in the craziness of this month, they’re all I have the energy to make. Cookies require scooping. ]
Cake requires frosting. Pie requires rolling. I just don’t have it in me right now, folks. Plus, when you’ve got a good thing going…why stop? These bars, like all my others, are super easy to make. You just press half the dough in the pan, top it with my favorite substance (sweetened condensed milk) and white chocolate chips, then sprinkle the remaining dough over the top. Then the snickerdoodle happens: you sprinkle cinnamon sugar alllll over the bars before you bake them.The cinnamon sugar gives a nice cinnamony sweet crunch to these bars. That, along with the cookies themselves and the gooey factor…these are a winner with a capital W.
Snickerdoodle Gooey Bars
Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 40 min Servings: 24
1 package Krusteaz Snickerdoodle Cookie Mix
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 can (14.5 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 cup white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9x13x2-inch baking pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Mix cookie mix, butter, and egg in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or you can use a hand mixer. Mix until dough forms. Press 1/2 of the cookie mix into the bottom of the prepared pan.
Top with sweetened condensed milk, keeping it away from the edges of the pan. Sprinkle evenly white chocolate chips. Drop remaining dough by spoonfuls evenly over the top and spread them slightly to cover using your fingers. (It might be easier to spray your hands with cooking spray first.) Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar topping over the top of the bars. Bake for 25-35 minutes until the bars start to get golden brown. The center might still be a little jiggly, but it’ll firm more as it cools. Cool completely before slicing. Bars are very gooey! Chilling them will make them less gooey and easier to cut, if desired.
Crazy for Crust
Did you know Krusteaz’s first product was pie crust? So it only makes sense that we partner with Dorothy whose love for crust is so great that she named her blog “Crazy for Crust.” Dorothy bakes desserts that are sometimes crazy, but always served with a slice of life. Fun fact: Her idol is Chandler Bing of “Friends” fame, and it shows through her sarcastic and witty humor. And if you can’t get enough of it on our site or her blog, check out her book, “Dessert Mash-Ups: Tasty Two in One Treats.”
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