Hello! So just because Valentine’s Day has come and gone doesn’t mean your sweet tooth has to as well. With Spring time right around the corner I always find myself wanting to bake sweet treats. Since my husband is no fan of cake (which I don’t even understand, but will digress) I usually find myself baking cookies or bars. I started thinking about what I could bake that he knew this was a gesture of love to him from myself. Knowing he has a love for fruit based desserts I knew I would do something with lemon, lime, berries, or peaches. I was then reminded that when we first starting dating we used to make snickerdoodles together and thought it was be a great surprise to treat him to one of his favorite desserts, which are lemon bars, but instead of a normal crust, I could do a snickerdoodle cookie crust.
So I took the lemon bar recipe that I already love and added some changes to make the crust a snickerdoodle cookie. It came out absolutely delicious and he loved them. I actually made more than we needed and took some into work and folks loved them! I’m not one for a complicated recipe unless it’s for a special occasion and these were definitely a simple, painless way to create something delicious with ingredients we already had at home.
Do you have any favorite desserts that you never thought to combine? What are you or have you recently baked? Let me know in the comments below.
Snickerdoodle Lemon Bars
- For the crust:
- 2 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt For the filling:
- 4 eggs
- 1 egg yolk
- 3/4 cup lemon juice
- 3/4 cup sugar or sweetener
- 1/2 cup flour Optional:
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a pan with non-stick cooking spray. I line my pans with wax paper and then spray, so just I can lift the wax paper out of the pan and it’s easier to cut the bars.
- In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, butter, eggs, ground cinnamon, vanilla, baking soda, and salt for the crust.
- Pat down the dough to cover the bottom of your pan.
- Bake for approximately 8 minutes. The crust should be pale and not completely cooked.
- Turn your oven down to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl, mix your eggs, lemon juice, sugar or sweetener and flour.
- Pour over your crust and place back in the oven to bake for 17 minutes.
- Let cool completely before cutting. Be careful to not over bake, which can cause the filling to crack.
- Optional is to combine the cinnamon and sugar and using either a sifter or simply a spoon, sprinkle over the bars.
Thanks for reading!
From Taji, With Love