Oh dear lord these are DAMN good! And they smell up the whole house with that awesome brown sugar cinnamon smell!! Fall is in the air with these type of sweet smells yahoooo! One of the websites I like to go to for recipes is Yummly, and that’s exactly where I stumbled upon this one. I was looking for a non chocolate dessert and bammo when this puppy popped up I knew it was a winner! Here is where I found the recipe, the gal gets in great detail as she is making the bars…http://www.yummly.com/recipe/external/Brown-Sugar-Cinnamon-Sugar-Cookie-Bars-502264
The cinnamon chips are a MUST. Some folks say they are hard to find, I guess for the fancy dancy ones but I got Hershey’s Cinnamon chips at Wal-Mart and they are fantastic!
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
½ cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 ½ cups all-purpose Gold Medal Flour
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup cinnamon chips
2 tablespoons granulated sugar ( I do 4 tablespoons)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ( I do 2 teaspoons)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9×13 inch baking dish parchment paper. Place butter into medium saucepan over medium heat. Melt and cook until browned, swirling occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool for 20 minutes.
Transfer butter to a large mixing bowl or stand mixer. Add sugar, mixing until well combined. Add eggs and vanilla, stirring well. Slowly add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and cinnamon chips, mixing until just combined. Transfer to prepared baking dish, pressing evenly. Place sugar and cinnamon into a small mixing bowl, stirring then sprinkling over top of pressed dough. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until baked through. Remove from oven and let cool for 30 minutes then cut into squares and serve.
Have f.u.n baking!!