These Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars are a simple way to get the flavor of everyone’s favorite cookie in a delicious and easy to make bar. No rolling required!
Snickerdoodle Bars Recipe
I made these Snickerdoodle Bars for the first time a couple of years ago when my daughter was begging to bake. At 5, she had become quite the cook, always with us in the kitchen, wanting to crack the eggs, pour in the flour or stir the pot. I remember being her age and loving every minute of being in the kitchen, too. She may grow to take over the blog one day!
Scrolling back through some of my older recipes, I realized it’s been a while since I made these so I decided to revisit. I made a few minor changes and it resulted in an even better (if that’s even possible!) Snickerdoodle Cookie Bar. Just look at that crunchy cinnamon sugar topping!
How to Make Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars
The base of this recipe is similar to blondies, which are the texture and density of a brownie without the chocolate. I made a few adjustments to the original Snickerdoodle Cookie recipe to get them into bar form.
- I changed the sugar ratio, adding a little more brown sugar and a little less white sugar and also added baking powder to make them a little fluffier.
- Snickerdoodle cookies require rolling the dough into balls and then rolling each ball in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. The dough for these snickerdoodle bars is simply spread into a pan and covered (and I really do mean covered!) in cinnamon sugar which is how you get that crunchy top.
- Let them cool in the pan to set; they are a little chewy with a slight crunch from the buttery topping that’s so yummy.
These Snickerdoodle Bars are a dessert that I will be making over and over, and once you try them, I bet you will too!
What to do with leftovers
Just like brownies, these Snickerdoodle Bars should be kept in an airtight container. I like to add sheets of parchment paper or wax paper in between if I have to stack them to keep them from sticking to each other. Stored properly they will stay fresh about 4-5 days.
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You’ll love these other dessert bars, too!
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- Fluffernutter Bars
- 2⅓ cups all purpose flour
- 1¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup butter softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar packed
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease a 13"x9" baking dish with cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and the sugars until light in color and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla, beating on low speed until incorporated.
- Stir in the dry ingredients on low speed until just combined.
- Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and spread as evenly as possible. It will be thick, but will spread out as it bakes.
- Combine cinnamon and sugar for the topping. Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture over the batter.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour before cutting into squares.