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Snickerdoodle Bars Recipe

Snickerdoodle Bars Recipe

  • Author: Heather Mubarak
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 16 squares 1x
  • Category: Bars & Brownies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Delightfully thick and chewy snickerdoodle bars dusted with a crunchy cinnamon sugar topping. An easy one pan dessert ready in 30 minutes.


Units Scale
  • 1 cup (226 g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup (65 g) light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg, plus 1 egg yolk, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups (280 g) all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • 1/4 cup (50 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8 x 8 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Allow the paper to extend over the sides of the pan by 1-2 inches for easy removal of the bars once baked. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the egg, followed by the egg yolk, mixing well after each addition. 
  4. Add the vanilla and mix until incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, cream of tartar, cinnamon and salt. 
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the butter and egg mixture in two additions. Mix only until a few streaks of flour remain. Do not over mix.
  7. Transfer the dough to the prepared pan and use an offset spatula to level the top.
  8. Whisk together the remaining sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle generously over the top of the dough.
  9. Bake in the center rack of the oven for 23-25 minutes or until the edges are set and the top is golden brown. A toothpick inserted into the center of the bars should come out clean or with a few crumbs remaining.
  10. Remove the pan from the oven and cool completely on a wire rack before slicing into squares.


Store tightly covered at room temperature for up to 4 days.

May be frozen.

Keywords: snickerdoodle bars, snickerdoodle blondies