Snickerdoodle Sugar Cookie Bars with White Chocolate Glaze

Say that 3 times fast, please! :) Even though these cookie bars have a long name...trust me: they are worth every word in that name. They have three layers: sugar cookie on the bottom, snickerdoodle toffee blondie in the middle and a white chocolate glaze on top. Come on, how can it get better than that?

I gave my good friend Danielle a couple of these and she texted me later that they taste like warm cinnamon rolls and if I ever want to make her more of them: she's fine with that. That's a compliment! 

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I love these bars because of how the cinnamon toffee flavors pop with the sugar cookie and the white chocolate. I don't know how else to describe these other than they are just AWESOME. Do yourself a favor and bake them up. I'm seeing many different variations of this bar with pumpkin, chocolate, peanut butter, caramel. Ah! Stay tuned.  

Snickerdoodle Sugar Cookie Bars with White Chocolate Glaze

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  • 1 roll of sugar cookie dough (or make your own) 
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 cup toffee bits (or crushed heath bar) 
  • Glaze: 1/2 cup white chocolate chips, 1 tablespoon milk, 2 cups powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9inch square pan.  
  2. Cut the cookie dough into slices and then press into the bottom of the square pan. It is okay to layer it--needs to be thick. Set aside pan.  
  3. Stir melted butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until well combined (about 1 minute). Gently stir in the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and toffee bits. Stir until the flour disappears--careful not to overmix it once the flour is in the bowl. Layer the snickerdoodle cookie dough on top of the sugar cookie dough.  
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes and make the glaze.  
  5. Glaze: melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave (careful not to burn them, stir ever 15 seconds). Stir in the milk and powdered sugar until reaches the desired consistency. Pour glaze on top of bars. Let cool slightly and enjoy. I liked these best warmed! :)

Question: What is your favorite bar-type recipe? Are you a blondie lover or a brownie lover? OR both!?