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frosted nickerdoodles

a recipe by
Cara Metzger
Warsaw, IN

The mechanics at work were getting bored with my basic chocolate chip cookies I’d bring in to them (ungrateful, I know!). So one wanted snickerdoodles and one wanted frosted sugar cookies so I made a compromise. These taste like the middle part of a cinnamon roll!

prep time 5 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For frosted nickerdoodles

  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 2 lg
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 3/4 c
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp
  • 1-8 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 pinch
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3 c
    powdered sugar

How To Make frosted nickerdoodles

  • Preheat oven
    Preheat oven to 350 *optional turn on some good music and grab a cocktail
  • Bring eggs to room temp
    Set eggs in a dish of warm water to get to room temp
  • 3
    Soften butter in microwave
  • Add sugar to butter
    Cream butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar in mixer
  • Add eggs
    Add eggs and vanilla. Scrape down the bowl.
  • 6
    Add cream of tartar, salt, and soda
  • 7
    Add flour and mix just until incorporated
  • 8
    spray a 9 x 13” pan with cooking spray and press dough into pan
  • 9
    Combine 1 T sugar and 2 t cinnamon then sprinkle over the top
  • 10
    Bake 22-26 minutes. Don’t over bake!
  • 11
    This recipe makes a lot of frosting which my boys love! Feel free to not use all or half the recipe. While bars are cooling start the frosting by softening one stick (1/2 cup) butter then soften 8 oz cream cheese
  • 12
    Mix butter and cream cheese then add pinch of salt and vanilla
  • 13
    Add 3 cups powdered sugar and mix well. I spread it on my bars while they were still warm to make it easier. Then refrigerate until frosting is set.

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