Sunday, October 19, 2008

Apple Spice Cookie Bars

Courtesy of www.goodthingscatered.blogspot.com




Apple Spice Cookie Bars



Ingredients:
2 c. plus 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp allspice
small pinch ground cloves
1/2 c. butter, melted
1 c. packed brown sugar
1 c. white sugar
2 eggs
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
2 apples, cored and diced (a little less than 2 c.)
cinnamon sugar for sprinkling

Directions:
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 9x13 pan with foil and baking spray.

-In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves.

-Whisk to combine well and set aside.

-In bowl of stand mixer, combine sugars and butter and beat on medium high until light and fluffy, about 1 minute.

-Add eggs, one at a time, beating well to combine.

-Add vanilla extract and beat to combine.

-Turn mixer on slow and fold in flour mixture a little at a time until just combined.

-Fold in apples.

-Spread mixture evenly into prepared pan and sprinkle top generously with cinnamon sugar.

-Place in oven and bake until cooked through, when top slightly bounces back to the touch, about 30 minutes.

-Remove from oven and let cool completely before removing from pan, cutting and serving. (bars will be very soft)

I made these on a whim yesterday because I was craving something sweet that didn't involve chocolate. The recipe was super easy and the bars are simply amazing! I had to cut them up and freeze most of the pan to keep Randy and I from devouring them all!

2 comments:

Katie said...

Oh great idea to freeze them!! I usually just eat them all. Nom nom nom nom!! lol.

AuntieSara said...

Ok...so I saw the recipe yesterday...and couldn't help myself, I well we(dylan & I) had to make them! When a 2 year old boy LOVES these, u know they are good!!