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Snickerdoodle Bars

A few years ago, I made Snickerdoodles for the first time, overcoming my strange childhood aversion to them. Since then, however, I don’t recall baking them another time. That’s certainly not due to any dislike of those lovely, cinnamon-y cookies. It’s really just a consequence of having a baking blog. Recipes rarely get made multiple times.

While I may not have made Snickerdoodles again, I did find this recipe for them in bar form. If you are fan of all there is to love about Snickerdoodles – all that brown sugar and cinnamon – then you’re sure to love these, too.

Your favorite cookies transform into bar form with these sweet, cinnamon-y Snickerdoodle Bars. - Bake or Break

I must confess that while the original recipe suggests using a teaspoon of cinnamon-sugar for dusting on top of the baked bars, I used a good bit more than that. It’s a matter of taste, so use however much you want. If you’re making your own cinnamon-sugar, use sanding sugar for a little extra sparkle.

These bars are cake-like and delicate. The flavor is uncomplicated but not boring. Even with the extra cinnamon-sugar on top, they aren’t overly sweet. And maybe the best part about them? You probably have everything you need to make them in your kitchen right now.

Snickerdoodle Bars

Cook Time 30 minutes
Snickerdoodle Bars


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 & 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • cinnamon-sugar*


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9″x 13″ baking pan.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat butter, brown sugar, and sugar until fluffy. Add baking soda, cinnamon, and salt, and mix until combined. Add eggs and vanilla, and mix just until combined. Add flour, mixing on low speed until combined.
  3. Transfer dough to prepared pan, spreading evenly. Bake 30 minutes, or until set and lightly golden.
  4. Sprinkle warm bars with cinnamon-sugar. Cool completely before cutting into bars.


*To make your own cinnamon-sugar, combine 1/2 cup sugar and 1-2 tablespoons cinnamon. Store in airtight container.  

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    12 Comments on “Snickerdoodle Bars”

  1. These sound so yummy! Love this!

  2. These look great! I love making cookies in bar form, but I’ve got to say that I’ve never tried it with Snickerdoodles! Definitely planning on making these.

  3. I imagined them to be chocolatey. They do sound good though, even without chocolate 🙂

  4. Your snickerdoodle bars look amazing! I made a snickerdoodle blondie version that I found on the web a couple of years ago. Still one of my favorite bar cookie recipes.

  5. I just made snickerdoodles, and these look gorgeous!!!!

  6. I think this is more delicious than my version of snickerdoodles. I’ll try your recipe when i’m back home. I like your idea of using sanding sugar for extra sparkle. These bar cookies will look great on 9.5 inch modern square plastic plate.

  7. These look incredible! I normally gravitate towards chocolatey or peanut buttery desserts, but snickerdoodles are another classic favorite. Definitely saving this recipe!

  8. These are soon to be my hubby’s favorite I’m sure of it.

  9. I can’t believe I used to think Snickerdoodles had something to do with snickers! Until I found you fab blog. Now I gotta try them.

  10. This snickerdoodle looks amazing. I have made it couple of times a year ago. These are my favourites. I always pour some hot chocolate on it to give them a chocolate flavour. So, I would to tell Jacqueline that you can still the chocolate flavour with these snickerdoodle. It tastes yummy.

  11. I made two batches of these yesterday and they are amazing. Simple ingredients and something different than just brownies (which we love too). A definite keeper!

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