Apple Spice Bars
Here is another recipe that has been floating around and for good reason! These are like a minature bite of apple pie, but without all the fuss. A truly great fall treat.
Apple Spice Cookie Bars
2 c. plus 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp allspice
small pinch ground cloves (I omitted)
1/2 c. butter, melted
1 c. packed brown sugar
1 c. white sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
2 apples, cored and diced (a little less than 2 c.)
cinnamon sugar for sprinkling
Preheat the oven to 350 degress. Line a 9×13 baking dish with foil and baking spray.
In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer combine butter and sugars and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy (approximately 1 minute). Add eggs one at a time, beating to combine. Add vanilla and turn mixer to slow speed. Add flour mixture gradually until just combined. Fold in apples
Spread mixture evenly into prepared pan and sprinkle top generously with cinnamon sugar. Bake until cooked through — about 30 minutes or until top slightly bounces back to the touch. Remove from oven and let cool completely before removing from pan, cutting and serving.
Source: Good Things Catered