Snickerdoodle Bars


Snickerdoodles are a cookie that I would have never picked up as a child. And really, when push comes to shove, I can’t say that next to a chocolate chip, it would ever be my first choice. But as an adult, with more exposure to the soft cinnamon cookie, I can  say that they are pretty freakin awesome.

The other night, I was headed over to a friends house and needed to make something on this quick as we were fighting a broken heater and time constraints. I had everything all out and ready to make these, and at the last second, I remembered, she hates cinnamon. So much for that plan. ;D

Lucky for me, blondies aren’t too far off from this recipe, so with a few tweaks, I ended up making them. I stashed these simple snickerdoodle bars for Handsome and I to nibble on for another day.


Snickerdoodle Bars

Snickerdoodle Bars


  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 teas vanilla
  • 2-2/3 cups flour
  • 2 teas baking powder
  • 1 teas ground cinnamon, plus 1/2 teaspoon
  • 1/4 teas ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teas salt
  • 11/2 teas sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8x8 square baking dish.

Cream the butter in the bowl of your stand mixer with the paddle attachment untils fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined. Scrape down sides of bowl.

In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, 1 teas cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Gradually combine into the butter mixture.

Press batter into prepared baking dish.

In a small bowl, stir together the remaining 1/2 teas cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle heavily over top.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until golden and toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Allow to cook completely before slicing and serving.

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  1. says

    It’s sweet. I’d love these. When I was little I never would have eaten snickerdoodles willingly but I know better now. :-) Tay loves cinnamon so I think I’ll make her a little treat…

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