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The Best Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars

These snickerdoodle bars might just be one of the best desserts I have ever eaten. They are a chewy soft cookie bar that is out of this world.

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Snickerdoodle bars stacked on top of each other

I wish I could hand one to you through the screen because they are AH-MA-ZING! Seriously, I could have eaten the entire snickerdoodle bar pan because they were so good, and when they are still warm…helllloooo.

It’s like a chewy cinnamon sugar gooey bar that is perfect for any occasion.

They are, in my humble opinion, the very best snickerdoodle recipe. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.

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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.

These chewy snickerdoodle bars are just like snickerdoodle cookies, but a little thicker and equally delicious.

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?

  • Butter
  • Egg
  • Sugar
  • Light brown sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Ground cinnamon

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

Snickerdoodle bars stacked on top of each other.

How To Make The Snickerdoodle Bars Recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Melt the butter and set it aside.
  3. Grab another bowl and add the egg, white, and brown sugar and mix.
  4. Pour in the melted butter and mix well.
  5. Add the flour, salt, and vanilla extract and mix well.
  6. Press into the casserole dish.


  1. In a small dish, add the sugar and ground cinnamon and mix.
  2. Sprinkle over the top of the dough.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Eggs and sugar in a glass bowl.

Start by adding the egg and the sugar to a medium-sized mixing bowl.

Brown and white sugar with an egg in a glass 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.

Melted butter with sugar and egg in a glass bowl.

Next, add the butter to the bowl and mix it together.

Flour, vanilla, sugar, and eggs mixed together in a glass bowl.

Finally, add the flour, salt, and vanilla extract to the bowl and mix until well combined.

Cookie dough in a casserole dish.

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.

Cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.

The topping is a combination of sugar and cinnamon. I added some to a small bowl and mixed the two ingredients together.

Sprinkling cinnamon and sugar over the snickerdoodle cookie bars

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.

A cookie bar slice

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.

Two cookie bars stacked on top of each other

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!

Store the snickerdoodle bars recipe in an airtight container or cover with some plastic wrap. They do not need to be refrigerated.

Can You Freeze Snickerdoodle Bars?

Yes, you can freeze them. Be sure to wrap them up in a freezer-safe container. They can be frozen for a couple of months.

Place them in the refrigerator or on the counter to thaw out.

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.

Add Ingredients For More Flavor Variety

  • Pumpkin for pumpkin snickerdoodle bars. Perfect for the fall.
  • Snickerdoodle blondie bars, which are more like a brownie.
  • Add some cream cheese for snickerdoodle cream cheese bars. Get that creamy layer right in the middle of the bar.

Check out the recipe for the best snickerdoodle cookie bars below. grab those ingredients, and start baking! This is a delicious treat that everyone will love.

The recipe is so easy to make and turns out mouthwateringly good every time. The cinnamon cookie bar recipe is a hit everywhere.

Snickerdoodle bars stacked on top of each other

Snickerdoodle Bars

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Snickerdoodle bars might just be one of the best desserts I have ever eaten. They are a chewy soft cookie bar that is out of this world.


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


  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
  2. Grease 8" x 8" casserole dish with non-stick spray. Line with parchment paper and spray again.

Cookie Bar Dough

  1. Melt the butter and set aside.
  2. In another bowl, add the egg, white and brown sugars and mix.
  3. Pour in the butter and mix well.
  4. Add the flour, salt, and vanilla extract and mix well.
  5. Press into the casserole dish.


  1. In a small dish add the sugar and ground cinnamon and mix.
  2. Sprinkle over the top of the dough.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.


TIP: You can use less topping if desired.

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.

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Monday 20th of May 2024

These became an instant family favorite. We devoured the first pan in less than a day! I now double the recipe and bake them in a 9x13 pan. They come out perfectly everything. Thank you so much forsharing this recipe!

Julie Pollitt

Monday 20th of May 2024

Hi Beth! That is awesome to hear! Thanks so much for sharing!


Saturday 12th of February 2022

just made these and had them for breakfast. So much better than I imagined! Next time, I'll double the recipe. I love that they are so quick and easy- no electric mixer needed. Will put this recipe in my file and make when I need a quick dessert!

Julie Pollitt

Sunday 13th of February 2022

Hi Idele, I can tell we would be instant friends if you are eating snickerdoodle bars for breakfast! So glad you love them!

Franchesca Wetter

Tuesday 7th of December 2021

Hi! Snickerdoodles are one of my all time favorite cookies to make! Bars sound so much easier!

Just double checking... only 1 cup of flour in this recipe?

Thanks! Franchesca

Julie Pollitt

Wednesday 8th of December 2021

Hi Franchesca, Yes, just one cup of flour. Beware, they are soooooo good! I was a total piggy with these. ;)


Saturday 20th of March 2021

Hello! I never comment on recipes, but I wanted to say that these are AMAZING! I've given up making a single batch and now just always double it and put it in a 13x9 pan because it's that good.

Also, I've discovered that if you use raw sugar (aka turbinado sugar) in the topping instead of granulated sugar, it makes the bars completely out of this world!! I do use half the amount of topping called for though. Thanks so much for a great recipe!

Julie Pollitt

Monday 22nd of March 2021

Hi Charity,

Thanks so much for coming by and commenting! That is great to hear. I am quite the piggy with the snickerdoodle bars. I will have to try with the turbinado sugar. Sounds wonderful and thanks for sharing that tip!

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