When I saw this recipe for Snickerdoodle Brownies on Pinterest, I knew they were the perfect Valentine's Day treat for Clayton!  His favorite cookies are snickerdoodles, so I thought this recipe might be his new favorite dessert.  Just looking over the original recipe at frugalanticsrecipes.com, I saw some great opportunities for a couple healthy substitutions.  So this is my adapted version.  Even with the substitutions, they came out really well.  Clayton was so pleased with them, that he says it might just redeem cake in his eyes (he's not a cake guy).  If you want to see the original recipe, click the link above.  If you don't have an awesome Kitchenaid mixer like I do, a potato masher works really well for creaming together butters and sugar. 


1/2 Cup Shortening
1/2 Cup Smart Balance 
1-1/2 Cup Sugar
3 Large Eggs
1/4 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
2 Cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Cream of Tartar
1 tsp Baking Powder

1/3 Cup Sugar
1 Tbs Cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Cream together shortening, Smart Balance, and sugar
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well between each addition
  4. Mix in Greek yogurt
  5. Combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and baking powder
  6. Stir into sugar mixture
  7. In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon
  8. Sprinkle half of sugar/cinnamon mixture into a 13"x 9" pan
  9. Spread batter on top
  10. Top batter with remaining cinnamon mixture
  11. Bake 25-30 Minutes

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