Chunks of sweet honey crisp apples surrounded by cinnamon sugar cookie dough topped with whipped cinnamon buttercream make these Chunky Apple Sugar Cookie Sheet Cake Bars a must-bake dessert for your family!
My daughter has been eating apples a lot lately… almost one everyday. She slices them, puts them in a bowl with a spoonful of peanut butter or sometimes with a couple slices of cheese. Emily loves apples.
Her love of this crispy fruit got me to thinking about baking with them. How could I incorporate the crunch and sweet flavor of a Honey Crisp apple into a dessert?? Hmm… a cupcake? Naw. I’ve done that before. Pie? Yup, done that too.
Cookies? YES! Winner! I haven’t made an apple cookie yet!
But wait… how about a cookie cake?
This chunky apple sugar cookie sheet cake bars, have a sugar cookie flavor with a cake-like texture but are loaded with chucks of sweet and crisp apples and tons of delicious cinnamon flavor. I’ve topped them with a thin layer of whipped cinnamon frosting.
They get their name from the way they are baked… in a sheet cake pan and from their texture. These bars definitely have the sugar cookie texture and flavor, yet they are thicker and have a crumb like a cake.
It’s a cookie. It’s a cake. It’s a bar. It’s a Cookie Sheet Cake Bar!
This would make a great treat for a pot-luck or party. It can be sliced in any size and would be delicious with a scoop of vanilla or caramel ice cream on the side! Ooohh! Why didn’t I think of that before I took the pictures and ate 3 pieces? ha ha ha
Yum. Seriously. These sugar cookie sheet cake bars are like a slice of apple pie, but better. You need to try them!!!