After putting half the batter in the pan, you layer with a cinnamon, sugar, and instant expresso mix, sprinkle with chocolate chips, and then add the other half of the batter. In the picture in the cookbook, Dorie's Cinnamon Squares have a lovely, playful wavy line through the middle. My chips went AWOL and all over the place. But still good. I opted for a piece with sour cream, as suggested in the Playing Around Section. I don't know, I really thought I was going to like this one, but it was all a little much. I would love to try the cinnamon bread sans chocolate as a more breakfast/brunch item.
I gave most of the squares away to my co-worker for picking me up from the oral surgeon's. She shared them with the rest of the office who apparently loved them. I've still got a few in the freezer that I'm planning to pull out in a few weeks and try again. Perhaps when I'm craving something chocolate and over-the-top. Thanks to Tracey of Tracey's Culinary Adventures for this week's pick!