Vacation Procrastination (Recipe Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars)

As you already know, we leave for our Spring Break vacation tomorrow morning. This morning a friend of mine graciously offered to watch my girls so I could pack and get things ready to go. I had two hours… two hours to sort through clothes, get car ride activities together, figure out what food to take, wrap up any loose ends before we leave. What do you think I did with those two hours? Well, I did pack the road snacks (which is essential when you are going to be in the car for 16 hours!) After that, I didn’t do a darn thing to get ready for vacation. Nope, instead I baked some more bars! As if we did not have enough to eat on the way there, I decided my free time would best be used by baking.

I don’t know what it is about me and that last minute pressure to get things done, but I thrive under it. With my deadlines for work, I cannot seem to really hammer out a great story until I have that deadline looming over my head. With housecleaning… I can get more done in the hour before my husband comes home than I do all day long.

If you are a last minute person like me, these Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars are the perfect thing for you. They take no more than 5 minutes to mix up and baking time is around 15. They are quick, so if you are into the thrill of the pressure that comes from procrastinating and realize you need to whip something up for your Bunko group tonight or for a bake sale at church this afternoon, skip running to the store to buy something from the bakery and trying to dress it up like it was your own creation. Instead, give these Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars a try… they are the procrastinators friend!

Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars (from Something Sweet)

Ingredients:
1½ cups flour
1 tsp. cream of tartar
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
½ cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg

1 Tbsp. sugar
½ tsp. cinnamon

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease either a 9×9. (Depending on how thick you want them to be)

Whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg. Gradually add flour mixture. Spread into pan.

Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl; sprinkle over dough.

Bake at 350F for 14-18 minutes, or until golden brown (or a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean). Let cool in pan. Cut into bars.

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Comments

  1. says

    I am JUST LIKE YOU!!! You are not alone! lol. I thrive in last-minute pressure, it’s not even funny. I blame it on my college days when I party all night then walk to a 7:30am test and pass it with flying colors. Something about ‘living on the edge’ about it. I hate feeling the pressure, but hey, it gets things done.

    I LOVE snickerdoodles and I will try this TONIGHT!!!! :) Thanks!

    Have a great time on your vacation!

    Joys last blog post..Creamy Mushroom Broccoli Risotto with Panko Parmesan Crisps

  2. says

    Ha! I’m exactly the same with deadlines. I find I need that pressure to motivate me to action. Otherwise, I can get sidetracked easily and take a LONG time to get something finished.

    And, these snickerdoodle bars look awesome! My kids love snickerdoodle cookies, so these bars should be a big hit in my house. Thanks!

    Kyles last blog post..Does your brand need an online community?

  3. says

    I’m like you in certain ways, but I’ve tried to be more like Mr. Right about getting things done ahead of time. Sometimes I follow through and sometimes I don’t. Depends on how much energy I know I’ll have to exert at the last minute and how much other stuf I have to do that has nothing to do with the trip.

    Have fun and enjoy all those yummy snacks along the way!

    Shalees last blog post..What A Way To Start The Day!

  4. says

    I love it when one can take a cookie recipe and turn it into a bar, so much quicker and easier then plopping out cookies when in a rush. Thanks for sharing this recipe will bookmark!

    I am a last minute packer too- I do better under pressure so I would have done the same thing as you. “Hmm no kids around- I’m baking!” and licking the bowl without sharing!!

    Robin Sues last blog post..Irish Eggs Benedict

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