Snickerdoodle Bars

snickerdoodle bars | flavor the moments

Ah, 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.  :)

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. 😉   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!  :)

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!  :)

snickerdoodle bars | flavor the moments


Snickerdoodle Bars
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Snickerdoodle Bars are soft, slightly gooey bars with a crispy, cinnamon-sugar exterior. They're comfort food at it's best!
Serves: 15 squares
  • 2⅓ cups all purpose flour
  • 1¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13x9" baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.



    • says

      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!

  1. says

    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!

  2. Olivia Chen says

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

  3. Anne says

    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??

    • says

      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!

  4. Gammy says

    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

  5. Maribel says

    Hi Marcie, just wanted to say “Thanks so much” for sharing this recipe. It sure looks good and easy to put together. Probably get together w g-kids and get at it next time they visit. Maribel

    • says

      You’re so right, Autume! I upgraded my recipe plugin but haven’t had time to go through each recipe and convert. I’ve done it for this one now, so you should be able to print out a much nicer recipe. Thanks!

  6. says

    took these to a older group singles church game night.around 15 attend i cut these in half because they all like small portions but these went so fast and not even a crumb left for the ride home afterwards.the drive mile home was a very long mile. next time i am getting mine first !!

  7. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    I swear I can almost smell them baking …. or maybe that’s wishful thinking! :) I love the idea of bars – so much easier than regular cookies!

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