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Snickerdoodle Bars

by flavorthemoments on April 24, 2013

snickerdoodle bars | flavor the moments

snickerdoodle bars | flavor the momentsAh, snickerdoodles.  Who doesn’t love them?  It’s hard not to.  Their appearance is enough to tell you what you’re going to get — soft white, buttery cookies with the warmth of cinnamon.  They’re comfort food at it’s best!  Well, it’s about to get even better.  These Snickerdoodle Bars are that and more. These bars are thick, slightly gooey, with a crispy, cinnamon-sugar exterior.  Just the aroma as they bake will have you reeling with delight. They taste just as good as they smell.  :smile:

snickerdoodle bars | flavor the moments

I’ve had Snickerdoodles on my brain for a while now, and I wanted to do a bar version.  I found one on the blog A Well-Seasoned Life.  The recipe was titled “Snickerdoodle Brownies”, which I thought was misleading.  I don’t want anyone to think there’s chocolate in here, although I know I would still like it if there were. :wink:   The original recipe called for a glaze, but I opted against it, as there’s plenty of sugar in these bars.  Glaze would be overkill….wouldn’t it?  I almost added cinnamon chips at the last minute and decided against it.  I just wanted authentic snickerdoodles here, and that’s precisely what I got and then some!  :smile:

snickerdoodle bars | flavor the moments

The special thing about these bars is that they’re loaded with cinnamon-sugar.  Half of the batter is spread out in the baking dish, then a layer of cinnamon-sugar is sprinkled on.  The remaining batter is then dolloped on by the teaspoonful, and sprinkled with more cinnamon-sugar.

snickerdoodle bars | flavor the moments

After it bakes, you can see all of that cinnamon-sugar in all it’s glory!  I love how rustic and coffee cake-like these bars look!  Somehow I feel like pecan pieces would be wonderful here?  Perhaps next time!

snickerdoodle bars | flavor the moments

These Snickerdoodle bars are soft, crispy, and delectable.  The abundance of cinnamon will warm you up heart and soul.  It’s hard to think of a more comforting cookie.  Make a batch of these bars, and comfort yourself today!  :grin:

snickerdoodle bars | flavor the moments

Snickerdoodle Bars

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 15 squares

Snickerdoodle Bars

Snickerdoodle Bars are soft, slightly gooey bars with a crispy, cinnamon-sugar exterior. They're comfort food at it's best!


2 1/3 cups all purpose flour

1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed

3 eggs

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


1 tablespoon granulated sugar

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13x9" baking dish with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat the butter and the sugars until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating on low speed until incorporated. Beat in the vanilla. Beat in the dry ingredients on low speed until just combined.

Pour half of the batter into the prepared baking dish. The batter will be sticky, but spread it as evenly as you can. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon-sugar mixture over the batter. Using a teaspoon, drop dollops of the remaining batter over the cinnamon-sugar mixture. The cinnamon-sugar mixture will still be visible in many areas. Sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon-sugar. Bake for 25 minutes on the center rack of the oven. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Cut into squares and enjoy!


Recipe adapted from A Well-Seasoned Life.

{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Anne ~ Uni Homemaker April 24, 2013 at 9:40 pm

This looks so good! Wish I had a piece right about now. Yummy yum yum!


flavorthemoments April 24, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Thank you, Anne! They are easy to make!


Anne ~ Uni Homemaker April 24, 2013 at 9:56 pm

I pinned it to remind me to bake it! Thanks for posting. Can’t wait to try it.


flavorthemoments April 24, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Let me know what you think when you do!


Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies April 25, 2013 at 5:19 am

I’ve actually never made a snickerdoodle cookie! I love making bars instead of cookies, because it’s just so much easier. Don’t need mutliple cookie sheets, no effort of rolling the dough into balls, just so much easier :)


flavorthemoments April 25, 2013 at 7:54 am

Until I made the brown butter snickerdoodles on this site, I hadn’t made them in YEARS. I thought a bar version was necessary, because sometimes I don’t like messing with all those cookie sheets either! I hope you get to try them, Kelly!


Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 April 25, 2013 at 7:17 am

I love this idea! I’m a big snickerdoodle fan and these look so soft and delicious.


flavorthemoments April 25, 2013 at 7:54 am

Thanks, Nicole! I really love them!


sally @ sallys baking addiction April 25, 2013 at 4:44 pm

I made snickerdoodle blondies before – what a hit they were! I love snickerdoodles and I think they are extra tasty in bar form. :) Yours look amazing – love all the cinnamon sugar!


flavorthemoments April 25, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Thanks, Sally! I agree – the bars are even better. They’re so soft and thick, with more room for more cinnamon sugar!


Aimee @ ShugarySweets April 26, 2013 at 4:17 am

Marcie, OMG. I love snickerdoodles and these look so moist and incredible. PINNED.


flavorthemoments April 26, 2013 at 8:11 am

You’re going to love these, then! They’re the perfect snickerdoodle bar!


Ashley April 26, 2013 at 5:32 pm

I want one of these right now … or a few (who am I kidding with just one!) And it’s perfect timing. I was supposed to get a snickerdoodle cookie at work the other day but they ran out (i.e. the crazy hungry people I work with ate them all) before I could grab one!


flavorthemoments April 26, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Rotten co-workers! Wish I had one left to give you (I’m a bit too far away, anyway)! Good news is they’re very easy. I hope you get your snicker doodle fix very soon!


lisa@cookingwithcurls April 26, 2013 at 6:15 pm

I love snickerdoodles!!! I just made them last month for the first time ever, but these look much easier :)


flavorthemoments April 26, 2013 at 7:31 pm

They are easy, but you do have to dollop the second layer of dough, which can be a sticky situation. Totally worth it, however!


Olivia Chen November 23, 2013 at 10:32 am

Hi! I’m reallyu excited to make these :)
Is the baking time/temperature for making it in a glass baking dish or metal?


flavorthemoments November 23, 2013 at 8:53 pm

Hi, Olivia! I baked these in a glass baking dish. I just know you’ll enjoy them!


Anne March 18, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Hi Marcie- Just made these for my family, the pan is gone! These were amazing! Baked in a glass dish for 25 minutes. Perfect. I didn’t know if the 1 tablespoon of cinnamon was correct, thought it would be too much but now I see that the bars could have been more flavorful. Next time I will follow it exactly. =) Thanks for sharing this delicious dessert. Easy and quicker than cookies. How do I rate these??


flavorthemoments March 19, 2014 at 8:45 am

I’m so glad to hear that you loved the snicker doodle bars, Anne! I don’t really have a rating system set up yet — there’s only one for me to rate right now. Thank you for the feedback — it made my day!


Tina April 6, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Oh my these were really good, I added a glaze


flavorthemoments April 7, 2014 at 7:15 am

I’m glad they worked out for you, Tina, and a glaze sounds divine! :)


Mimi August 14, 2014 at 4:50 pm

Going to try this tonight but with a twist…..cutting them in strips and twice baking like biscotti. Have you tried that yet?


flavorthemoments August 15, 2014 at 8:25 am

I’ve never tried that with this recipe — I’d love to hear how they turned out! Snickerdoodle biscotti sounds delicious!


Gammy September 3, 2014 at 3:51 pm

I make these all the time as cookies from a Duncan Hines Yellow cake mix–going to try and make these using the cake mix and see what happens–will let you know later


flavorthemoments September 5, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Thank you — I’d love to hear how it comes out!


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