Snickerdoodle Bars

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The thing I love the most about this recipe- is that it is so much less labor intensive than rolling all the individual balls in the sugar to make the individual cookies. Same flavor, less work- that's my kind of cookie!! This saved me the other night when I was throwing together plates for our neighbors, and felt like we needed one more thing to fill the plate up. We quickly whipped up a batch of these.

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Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars

1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup margarine or butter (softened)
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs

2 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
a couple dashes of ground ginger
a few dashes of ground nutmeg

3 TBSP sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix 1 1/2 cups sugar, margarine or butter, shortening, and eggs. Next, stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.

In a separate bowl, combine 3 TBSP sugar with the cinnamon. Grab your jelly roll pan (cookie sheet with edges), or large pizza pan, and sprinkle half of the mixture over the entire pan.

Press the dough into the pan, and then sprinkle the rest of the mixture on top. Press the sugar and cinnamon into the dough on top just a little bit. Bake at 350 F degrees for about 10 minutes.

Not only do you have a tasty treat- but your house now smells amazing!!

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