Snickerdoodle Bars are thick and chewy bars with a soft center and warm cinnamon flavor. They’re the ultimate way to enjoy a snickerdoodle cookie!
Ah, snickerdoodles. Their appearance is enough to tell you what you’re going to get — soft, buttery cookies with the warmth of cinnamon.
What’s even better than a snickerdoodle cookie? A snickerdoodle bar.
These Snickerdoodle Bars are everything you love about its cookie counterpart and more.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve set out to bake thick, chewy cookies and ended up with thin and crispy ones instead.
Baking bar cookies is the sure fire way to get ultra thick, chewy cookies, and they’re so much easier to make as well.
These Snickerdoodle Bars don’t require rolling the dough into balls, then coating them in cinnamon sugar.
Spread half of the dough out in a greased pan, and sprinkle on half of the cinnamon sugar mixture.
From there, dollop the rest of the dough over the top and sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture over that. Then bake and enjoy!
The warm scent of cinnamon will fill your kitchen and the hardest part about making these is waiting for them cool a bit before cutting them into bars.
I love that these Snickerdoodle Bars are thick and chewy yet still soft in the middle. Pour yourself a nice, big glass of milk and enjoy a warm Snickerdoodle Bar.
It really doesn’t get much better. 🙂
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For the snickerdoodle cookie dough:
- 2⅓ cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup light brown sugar packed
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
For the cinnamon sugar filling:
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13×9″ baking dish with cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar 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. Remove from heat and cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Cut into squares and enjoy!
- Store bars in an air tight container at room temperature for 5-7 days.
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
45 Comments on “Snickerdoodle Bars”
This looks so good! Wish I had a piece right about now. Yummy yum yum!
Thank you, Anne! They are easy to make!
I pinned it to remind me to bake it! Thanks for posting. Can’t wait to try it.
Let me know what you think when you do!
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 🙂
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!
I love this idea! I’m a big snickerdoodle fan and these look so soft and delicious.
Thanks, Nicole! I really love them!
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!
Thanks, Sally! I agree – the bars are even better. They’re so soft and thick, with more room for more cinnamon sugar!
Marcie, OMG. I love snickerdoodles and these look so moist and incredible. PINNED.
You’re going to love these, then! They’re the perfect snickerdoodle bar!
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!
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!
I love snickerdoodles!!! I just made them last month for the first time ever, but these look much easier 🙂
They are easy, but you do have to dollop the second layer of dough, which can be a sticky situation. Totally worth it, however!
Hi! I’m reallyu excited to make these 🙂
Is the baking time/temperature for making it in a glass baking dish or metal?
Hi, Olivia! I baked these in a glass baking dish. I just know you’ll enjoy them!
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??
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!
Oh my these were really good, I added a glaze
I’m glad they worked out for you, Tina, and a glaze sounds divine! 🙂
Going to try this tonight but with a twist…..cutting them in strips and twice baking like biscotti. Have you tried that yet?
I’ve never tried that with this recipe — I’d love to hear how they turned out! Snickerdoodle biscotti sounds delicious!
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
Thank you — I’d love to hear how it comes out!
A new favorite on our home. 5 spoons rating
I’m so glad you enjoyed them, and I appreciate the feedback! 🙂
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
Thank you for the nice comment, Maribel, and these would be very nice and easy to whip up when your grandkids visit! Have a lovely Sunday! 🙂
These sound awesome….however, there is a HUGE picture on print page I think you to get rid of. TY
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!
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 !!
I’m glad to hear they were a hit, Dave, and thanks for the feedback! Sorry there were no leftovers for you — you definitely need a private stash next time. 🙂
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!
They’re easier and the thicker the snickerdoodle the better, right? 🙂
These look delicious! I love Snickerdoodles!
Thanks, Rachel! These bar cookies taste even better!
I love how comforting snickerdoodles are, and I can totally see how they’d make the perfect bar! Delicious idea!
The thicker the snickerdoodle the better! Thanks, Cathy!
These bars look fantastic! I am all about the cinnamon!
Snickerdoodles would be nothing without the cinnamon! 🙂
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Is 1 tablespoon of cinnamon the correct amount? It turned out very dark with that much cinnamon. I would think 1 tsp of cinnamon would be sufficient for the filling.
That is the correct amount as it’s for a cinnamon sugar filling for an entire 13×9″ pan. You can certainly use less if you like.