These delicious bars taste like the inside of a cinnamon roll.
- 2 2/3 cups flour
- 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup butter softened
- 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 Tablespoon milk or cream
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or grease the bottom only of a 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in a small bowl and set aside.
Beat butter on medium speed until light in color and creamy. Beat in sugars. Beat eggs in one at at time adding vanilla with last egg, until combined. Add dry ingredients half at a time, scraping bowl in between halves, and beat on medium speed until combined. This is a sticky dough, if you have time chilling the dough for 10 to 15 minutes will make it easier to work with.
Reserving about 1 1/3 cups of batter, spoon the remaining batter into prepared pan spreading evenly. I find it helps to spray the back of a wooden spoon or spatula (or even fingertips) and use it to spread the dough evenly over the pan. Sprinkle cinnamon filling over batter. Dollop teaspoons of remaining batter evenly over cinnamon filling. Again, this dough is a little sticky to work with. When the dough starts sticking to my fingers, I rinse and dry them, and continue to work repeating as necessary. It seems to keep the dough from sticking too much. You will have gaps between the topping, it lets the cinnamon filling show through, creating a marbled look.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until just starting to brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
In a small bowl, stir glaze ingredients until smooth and of desired consistency. Drizzle over bars. Cut into squares and enjoy!
Adapted from *Inspired by Betty Crocker
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