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!

Snickerdoodle Bars stacked up on a white plate

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, buttery cookies with the warmth of cinnamon.

Snickerdoodle cookies are comfort food at it’s best!

What’s even better than a snickerdoodle cookie?  A snickerdoodle bar.  These Snickerdoodle Bars are everything you love about its cookie counterpart and more.

Snickerdoodle Bars close up

Snickerdoodle Bars

I love thick and chewy cookies, but it can be hard to achieve them because cookies are a bit temperamental.  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.

You too???

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.

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Simply spread half of the dough out in a greased pan, and sprinkle on half of the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Snickerdoodle Bars process shot 1

From there, dollop the rest of the dough over the top and sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture over that.  Then bake and enjoy!

Snickerdoodle Bars in baking pan

Did I mention how amazing these smell as they bake?  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. 🙂

front shot of snickerdoodle bars

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Yield: 15 bars

Snickerdoodle Bars

Snickerdoodle bars stacked on a plate

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!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


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


  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 soda, cream of tartar 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!


*This recipe was modified in July 2018.

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