Apple Crumb Bars

I doubled my ingredients and used a 9" x 13" pan - baked it for 25 minutes

The recipe that follows is for an 9" x 9" pan.

1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped apple
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts

2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
-------I also added the following:
1 - 2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4-1/2 cup toffee bits - placed under the sugar and cinnamon mixture - as well as threw some on top - the bits on top did not melt, however the ones under the sugar/cinnamon mixture melted - which was what I was trying for.   I also thought about adding rice krispies and toffee within the batter.  But it truly is a DELICIOUS dessert!!!!


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x9 inch pan. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon; set aside.
2. In a large bowl, mix together melted butter, 1/2 brown sugar, and 1/2 cup of white sugar with a wooden spoon until smooth. Stir in the egg and vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture until just combined, then stir in the apples and walnuts. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pan. In a cup or small bowl, stir together the remaining cinnamon and sugar; sprinkle over the top of the bars.
3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in preheated oven; finished bars should spring back when lightly touched. Cool in the pan, and cut into squares."

Melt in Your Mouth Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles

Birthday Cookies (Melt in Your Mouth Sugar Cookies)  I found this recipe on one of my favorite food blogs:

  • 2 whole Large Eggs
  • 1 cup Canola Oil
  • 2 sticks Butter, Softened
  • 1 cup Sugar, Plus Extra For Sprinkling
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 4 cups Plus 2 Tablespoons, All-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Cream Of Tartar 
  • *Optional: 1/2 cup sprinkles
  • *Optional:  Icing


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together eggs, oil, butter, sugars, and vanilla.
Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Cover and refrigerate dough one hour.
Using a cookie scoop, drop balls of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
Smear a dab of butter all over the bottom of a glass, then dip the glass in granulated sugar. Use the glass to flatten each ball of dough, dipping again into the sugar each time. Repeat until all are flattened.
Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, until cookies are just barely turning brown. Don’t overbrown!
Allow to cool before eating. Cookies are ultra crumbly, so they are hard to ice, if you plan on icing them.