Gluten Free Snickerdoodle Bars and a NEW BOOK!

by Carol Kicinski on August 4, 2015

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It may seem like we are smack dab in the middle of summer, but guess what? Fall is right around the corner!

When fall comes I am inspired to get back into the kitchen, fire up my oven, and start baking. If you are like me, then I have an exciting announcement – The Simply Gluten Free Fall Baking cookbook is now out and available!


This book is filled with delightful treats to make at home. Chapters include Brunch Delights, Pass the Breads, Fall Fruits, Handheld Must-Haves, Perfect Pies, Giftable Treats, All Things Chocolate, Can’t-Miss Cakes, Gluten-Free Thanksgiving, as well as chapters on gluten-free basics, simple substitutions, and prepping your kitchen.

The Fall Baking cookbook is available at newsstands, book stores, and markets all across the country.

You can also get your very own copy RIGHT HERE.

Here is a little sneak preview of a recipe in the book, one of my favorites – Apple Snickerdoodle Bars! And if you want to see my cooking demonstration of this recipe, click here.


Gluten Free Apple Snickerdoodle Bars Recipe


½ cup unsalted butter, melted
½ cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar – use divided
½ cup light brown sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 ¼ cups gluten free flour
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 medium apple, cored and diced (about 1 ½ cups diced)
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8- by 8-inch baking dish with two pieces of parchment paper – crisscrossing them and leaving a couple inches overhang.

In a mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, ½ cup sugar, and brown sugar, stir well. Stir in the egg, vanilla, flour, salt, and diced apple. Pour into the prepared baking dish.

In a small bowl, combine the 3 tablespoons sugar with the cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the batter.

Bake for 25 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown. Let cool completely in the pan.

Using the parchment paper, lift out of the pan and cut into 9 pieces.


A gluten free recipe that makes 9 bars.

Ready for dessert?

Simply...Gluten-Free DessertsSimply…Gluten-Free Desserts is now available, with over 135 recipes not featured in my blog.

Available at bookstores including Barnes & Noble, Borders, Powells, Books-a-Million and Amazon. You can get it also HERE.

“I can now have recipes I know I can count on for every Dessert and Breakfast occasion! I’m thrilled!” – A. M.

“I am amazed! This recipe is BETTER than the ‘regular-with-gluten’ recipe! Thanks so much, Carol” – V. P.

“I love your gluten free recipes – I can now have my desserts.” – F.R.

Need a quick meal?

Gluten Free Recipes - Simply Gluten Free Quick MealsSimply…Gluten-Free Quick Meals is now available, with over 100 recipes not featured in my blog.

Available at bookstores including Barnes & Noble, Borders, Powells, Books-a-Million and Amazon. You can get it also HERE.

“The “Simply” in ‘Simply … Gluten-Free Quick Meals’ doesn’t just make for a catchy title. The recipes in this cookbook truly are quick and easy to prepare. – A. C.

“I set the timer on two separate nights and made two complete meals from Carol’s latest cookbook in 30-40 minutes. They not only pleased my family, but gave me new recipes and techniques to get dinner on the table faster every night.” – W. K.

“I love the way this book is laid out – full meals I can make in no time. Love the sense of fun and humor in this book but mostly I love all the gluten free recipes -.” – J. F.

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Lauren August 15, 2015 at 10:03 am

I confess I have for the first time ever been craving Fall foods in August! These look and sound delicious, can’t wait to try them. Thanks!


Melissa September 8, 2016 at 7:34 pm

Just put this in the oven. There was nothing to ‘pour’, the mixture would not even hold together so I added a second egg. Fingers crossed. Headed out for dinner with family as soon as it emerges from the oven and this is dessert!


Carol Kicinski October 14, 2016 at 9:42 am

I’m not sure what brand of flour you used, but that could be why … Hope they turned out OK!


Angela November 16, 2016 at 9:11 am

Would coconut flour work for these?


Carol Kicinski December 22, 2016 at 9:19 am

Unfortunately no, coconut flour is very different and it can’t be substituted 1 for 1 with regular gluten free flour.
Happy Holidays,


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