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Snickerdoodle-Apple Cream Cheese Bars

snickerdoodle-apple cream cheese bars Dessert
Snickerdoodle-Apple Cream Cheese Bars
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 3 hr 45 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 16

Calling all snickerdoodle lovers! You're going to fall for these cookie bars baked with cinnamon-swirled Pillsbury™ sugar cookie dough, a sweetened cream cheese mixture and fresh apples. It's a combination of apple pie, cheesecake and snickerdoodle cookies in one dessert, and we are here for it. MORE+ LESS-

Updated July 16, 2019
Pillsbury Cookie Dough
Make with
Pillsbury Cookie Dough

Ingredients

Cinnamon-Sugar

1/2
teaspoon sugar
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon

Bars

2
cups peeled, cored, coarsely chopped apples (2 medium)
1/2
cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1
tablespoon all-purpose flour
1
egg

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line 8-inch square pan with foil, allowing some to hang over edges of pan.
  • 2
    In small bowl, mix 1/2 teaspoon sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon until well blended. Set aside.
  • 3
    In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook apples, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until apples are crisp-tender. Remove from heat; cool 10 minutes.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, break up cookie dough. Add remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon; mix with spoon, or knead with hands until well blended. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cookie dough. Press remaining dough in pan.
  • 5
    In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, the flour and egg with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Pour evenly over cookie dough.
  • 6
    Spoon cooled apple mixture evenly over cream cheese mixture. Crumble and sprinkle reserved 1/2 cup dough over apples. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  • 7
    Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until deep golden brown and firm to the touch. Cool on cooling rack 30 minutes. Refrigerate at least 2 hours until well chilled. Using foil to lift, remove bars from pan, and peel foil away. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • Use your favorite variety of baking apple in this recipe, including Braeburn, Granny Smith or Honeycrisp.
  • Line the pan with foil to remove and cut bars more easily.
  • You can use a glass or metal baking pan for this recipe, though we prefer one with straight sides so every bar bakes into a similar shape.
  • Store leftover bars covered in refrigerator.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
16%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
140mg
6%
Potassium
40mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
20g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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