By Kevin Williams
This was a fun, delicious dessert to make with my girls. Aster, 5, can do more complex stuff in the kitchen, but Bea, 2 1/2, still isn’t much beyond the “stir and bake” skill level, and that is what this dessert is. But for a simple stir and bake, it makes a wonderful dessert with rich flavor.
The bars are like eating cinnamon toast. And who doesn’t like cinnamon toast?
You can use a stand mixer in the stirring part. I’d do it at a low speed to fluff everything up, but it also worked just find mixing by hand, Amish-style. So enjoy this amazing dessert!
Serves: 36 bars
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 2⅔ cup all-purpose flour
- Cinnamon Sugar Topping:
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9 X 13 baking pan and set aside.
- Using a wooden spoon, mix together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, making sure to incorporate each one.
- Add vanilla and beat until smooth.
- Add baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and flour and stir until just combined.
- Pour batter into baking dish and spread evenly with a spatula.
- In a small bowl mix cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle evenly over the batter.
- Bake for 25-35 minutes or until bars are set in the middle and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool completely until cutting into bars.