I baked these bars a while back, but I really wish I had one right now. This is a perfect fall treat and a twist on cinnamon rolls, except way easier! Super soft, sweet and so very addicting.
We have a cookie base, cinnamon middle, more cookie and topped with a powdered sugar glaze. Perfect! Breakfast, dessert, snack – it all works.
Another thing I loved about this recipe? I had everything on hand to bake these up! Easy ingredient list.
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
Splash of vanilla, about 1/4 teaspoon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray the bottom of a 9×13 baking pan with cooking spray.
In a small bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In mixing bowl, blend together softened butter or margarine, brown sugar and sugar for about 3 minutes, scraping the sides as needed. Add one egg at a time, then add the vanilla. Gradually add the flour mixture and blend well. Spoon half of the batter into the 9×13 pan and spread evenly with floured fingers.
Make the cinnamon mixture by combining one tablespoon sugar and one tablespoon cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly on top of the batter. Using the remaining batter, place tablespoon sized dollops on the top of the cinnamon mixture covering the pan. You will be able to see some of the cinnamon mixture peeking through and that is fine. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
Remove from oven and let cool for at least an hour. Combine the ingredients for the icing and drizzle it over the brownies. Store covered on the countertop.
Nice, thick batter after adding the flour.
OMG, I have to throw in this photo of my cat, Brinklie. How cute is she all stretched on her paw print blankie? Love her!
When you sprinkle on the cinnamon, it looks like a lot, but don’t worry it will be fine. You want a strong cinnamon taste with these.
Just clump on the rest of the dough and let it back – no worries if it doesn’t cover every nook.
Drizzle on your icing and don’t worry if it runs off the bars – all the better for scooping and finger licking!
Again, these were super easy and generally pretty crowd pleasing. No weird ingredients or fancy finishes here.