I wish I could hand one to you through the screen because they are AH-MA-ZING! Seriously, I could have eaten the entire pan because they were so good, and when they are still warm…helllloooo.
They are, in my humble opinion, the very best snickerdoodle recipe. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.
An Easy Recipe
One of the great things about this recipe is that they are super duper easy to make. And, you probably have all of the ingredients in your pantry.
As a side note, this is a snickerdoodle bar recipe without cream of tartar.
What Ingredients Do I Need To Make the Easy Snickerdoodle Recipe?
- Light brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
- All-purpose flour
- Ground cinnamon
Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.
How To Make Snickerdoodle Bars
Start by adding the egg and the sugar to a medium-sized mixing bowl.
Secondly, add the brown sugar to the bowl and mix well.
I added the sugars to the egg first because if you pour hot melted butter over the egg, it will cook it. So, the best thing to do it mix the egg and the sugar together before pouring in the melted butter.
Next, add the butter to the bowl and mix it together.
Finally, add the flour, salt, and vanilla extract to the bowl and mix until well combined.
Spread the dough into an 8″ x 8″ casserole dish and prep the topping.
I sprayed the bottom of the casserole dish with non-stick spray and then placed some parchment paper over the top. I sprayed the top of the parchment paper with non-stick spray, as well so nothing will stick and it worked great.
The topping is a combination of sugar and cinnamon. I added some to a small bowl and mixed the two ingredients together.
Pour the cinnamon and sugar mixture over the top and bake the snickerdoodle bars for about 25 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.
TIP: You can use about half the amount of sugar and cinnamon if you’d like to have a little bit less on top. Just cut the amount in half, stir it up, pour it on top, and bake it the same way.
Once the bars bake, allow them to cool for a few minutes before serving. I let them cool for about 20 minutes.
Once the bars cool, you can easily pull the parchment paper out of the casserole dish and cut them on the counter.
This is a soft snickerdoodle cookie bar that I promise you will love. It’s perfect for gift-giving if you don’t eat them all first. We had a hard time not eating them all in one sitting!
What is a snickerdoodle?
A snickerdoodle cookie bar is similar to a sugar cookie, but covered in a cinnamon and sugar coating. Snickerdoodle cookies are typically rolled in the mixture, but in this case, the mixture is sprinkled on top.
Check out the chewy snickerdoodle bar recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start baking! This is a delicious treat that everyone will love.
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Cookie Bar Dough
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), melted
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
- Grease 8" x 8" casserole dish with non-stick spray. Line with parchment paper and spray again.
Cookie Bar Dough
- Melt the butter and set aside.
- In another bowl, add the egg, white and brown sugars and mix.
- Pour in the butter and mix well.
- Add the flour, salt, and vanilla extract and mix well.
- Press into the casserole dish.
- In a small dish add the sugar and ground cinnamon and mix.
- Sprinkle over the top of the dough.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
TIP: You can use less topping if desired.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 88mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g
Nutrition is approximate.