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Whole Wheat Snickerdoodle Bars

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Whole Wheat Snickerdoodle Bars

                                            Whole Wheat Snickerdoodle Bars

I’ve been outside today enjoying the 70-degree weather. Starting to clear out all the beds and pull the weeds that are already growing! Even the weeds have flowers. Kind of pretty until they take over the place. I came in to bake a quick sweet treat for my Mom.

My mom stays at my house every other week. My sister and I share responsibility for our mother who has dementia. My mother’s one pleasure is food, especially sweet food. So this week since she is with me I decided to make these for her. I came across this snickerdoodle recipe. I love snickerdoodle cookies. This recipe is easier than making cookies. I used freshly milled whole grain wheat flour and sucanat in place of the white flour and white sugar. Mom loved them and so did I. The bars definitely satisfied mom’s sweet tooth.The original recipe had cream cheese icing on them. I might try them that way on Easter. I’d better get back outside 🙂

Whole Wheat Snickerdoodle Bars

Whole Wheat Snickerdoodle Bars

Serves 16
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 22 minutes
Total time 42 minutes
Whole wheat snickerdoodle bars taste like the cookies but are so much easier to make.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup sucanat / sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour / all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice (omit if using all purpose flour)

Note

I used a glass baking pan to make these in. You can use a metal baking pan. Top with a cream cheese frosting for special occasions. These freeze well.

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 375 F. Grease 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 pan.
Cream together softened butter and both sugars.
Add eggs, vanilla and cinnamon.
Mix well.
Add flour, baking soda and the cream of tartar.
Add orange juice if using whole wheat flour.
Mix well.
Spread into greased pan.
Bars are done when tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Whole Wheat Snickerdoodle Bars

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