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Chocolate Chip Snickerdoodle Bars are an easy chocolate chip cookie bar recipe loaded with cinnamon & topped with a crisp cinnamon & sugar crust. Delicious!
If you are a regular here, you know that this family is a lover of holiday spices. The mere mention of anything holiday spice related makes my son’s eyes light up & I instantly have his attention. I think it was all the goodies I ate when I was pregnant with him. It’s his absolute favorite & we all sure love it too. So whenever I want to make a treat my mind instantly thinks of what I can create that would include this favorite ingredient.
Chocolate Chip Snickerdoodle Bars
I was really torn between our secret family recipe for chocolate chip cookies & making snickerdoodles out of the old family cookbook we inherited from the hub’s grandmother. After doing some thinking I decided that we had never really combined the two & certainly never transformed either of the recipes into cookie bars. So I now had a plan, combine our favorite chocolate chip cookies & snickerdoodles into one incredible dessert.
Unlike regular snickerdoodles, I added a hefty teaspoon of McCormick® Ground Cinnamon into the batter. That really gave the bars a deeper holiday flavor since it’s so fitting for this time of year. These aromas & flavors such as McCormick Ground Cinnamon or McCormick Ground Nutmeg have the power to transport you back in time to some of your favorite holiday memories.
After I transferred the batter to the pan I gave the whole thing I nice liberal coating of McCormick Ground Cinnamon/sugar mixture before baking. Then once I pulled them out of the oven I sprinkled again while hot after I added the additional chocolate chips & then for a third time when they were just a little warm still. I did this because the first coating bakes in like it would on a snickerdoodle cookie. The second coat sort of melts in while the bars are hot which gives them that nice crisp outer crust, also just like a traditional snickerdoodle. I could have stopped there, but I am really visual with my food & I love that sparkle of the coating that is so delicious sprinkled on just about everything.
McCormick has been our pantry staple all my life. I grew up baking with McCormick with my mom & grandmothers. It really helps us add a little something special to all our holiday recipes.
Chocolate Chip Snickerdoodle Bars
- ½ cup butter (1 stick)
- 1 cup light brown sugar- firmly packed
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned & leveled- not scooped)
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp McCormick Ground Cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp baking soda
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips - divided
- ¼ cup white chocolate chips
- 3 tbsp McCormick Ground Cinnamon/sugar mixture (at a 4:1 ratio sugar to spice)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Line a 9x9 pan with parchment & spray lightly with cooking spray
- In a large, microwave-safe bowl, melt butter & allow to cool to room temperature
- Add in brown sugar, McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract & egg - mix well until smooth
- Stir in flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda & McCormick Ground Cinnamon
- Fold in ¾ cup of the semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Transfer batter to prepared pan & spread out
- Dust the top with 1 tbsp of the McCormick Ground Cinnamon/sugar mixture
- Bake 20-25 minutes
- Remove & immediately sprinkle with 1 more tbsp of the McCormick Ground Cinnamon/sugar mix, remaining semi-sweet chocolate chips & white chocolate chips
- Once bars are just slightly warm, sprinkle with final tbsp of the McCormick Ground Cinnamon/sugar mix
- Allow to continue cooling before cutting
What’s your favorite family recipe during the holidays?
These chewy chocolate chip snickerdoodle bars will sure be a hit!
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