Imagine biting into a gooey, chewy cinnamon spiced blondie with a sweet icing! Make these Snickerdoodle Bars and you will be biting into just that! They are super easy to make, delicious and always a hit. Perfect for a sweet treat, bake sale, potluck and more. All the flavor of your favorite Snickerdoodle Cookie with less work, no rolling or chilling involved!
These Snickerdoodle Bars are fast and easy to make and I love them because they’re not your usual dessert bar – think blondie bar meets snickerdoodle cookies meets cinnamon rolls. Three amazing things that combine to make a bar that no one can resist. At least, I haven’t had anyone turn one down – everyone I know who’s tried them loves them!
I love all of the textures in these – you get a soft and chewy cookie bar with a cinnamon-sugar layer and the glaze soaks into the bars making them a little gooey. So good.
There are a few parts to the recipe, but don’t let that scare you off – I promise, they’re a breeze to make. Like my almond bars, they’re a little unexpected – it’s fun to switch things up and I think you’ll love them!
- This recipe makes a big batch – 20 servings! So it’s great for all the potlucks, bake sales or anytime you need a dessert for a crowd.
- It looks like a lot of ingredients and steps, but they are so much easier than making cookies. You don’t have to chill the dough or spend time rolling it out.
- The base is a lot like a soft cookie and made in a similar way so it helps to have a stand mixer or handheld mixer to make the dough.
- Once you’ve made the dough the other two parts are super simple – the cinnamon-sugar filling plus the glaze take no time at all to make.
Be sure you plan ahead when you make them – they need to be completely cooled before you glaze them! The actual hands-on time is only about 20 minutes and the rest of the time is just patiently waiting for them to bake and cool. Or not patiently, which might be me all the time when I make them.
How to Make Snickerdoodle Bars
First, make the dough:
- Combine the flour and baking powder in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, cream the butter until light and fluffy, about 30 seconds.
- Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar and continue mixing until the mixture is light and fluffy.
- Scrape down the bowl and add the eggs and vanilla. Mix until combined.
- On low speed, add the dry ingredients and mix until the dough comes together.
- Spread half of the dough into a prepared 9×13″ pan.
Next, create the cinnamon-sugar layer!
- Combine the granulated sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl. Use spoon to sprinkle it evenly over the dough.
- For the rest of the dough, drop it by the spoonful over the cinnamon-sugar.
For the last step, bake them and make the glaze!
- Bake the bars for 25 minutes at 350 degrees F. Cool the bars completely in the pan, which will take about an hour.
- To make the glaze, just combine powdered sugar, milk and vanilla until you have a smooth glaze. Drizzle it over the cooled bars and you’re done!
How far in advance can I make them?
You can make the bars up to a day in advance. Just fully cool them and then cover the pan with plastic wrap. I like to wait to glaze them until an hour or so before I serve them so they have the perfect gooey texture.
You can also make the bars ahead and freeze them for up to three months. Then just thaw them and glaze when you’re ready to serve them!
How should I store the leftovers?
Just keep them in an airtight container and they’ll keep for several days at room temperature.
Soft and chewy cinnamon-spiced bars – I’m telling you, these will be a hit when you make them! Be sure to print off copies of the recipe because everyone will want it!
More Yummy Desserts!
If you like this tasty treat, be sure to try these recipes, too! for
- If you want a quick recipe you have to try my Pizza Bars! The soft oatmeal crust is topped with caramel, chocolate chips, M&Ms and then is drizzled with white chocolate.
- Monster Cookie Bars are a quick and easy big-batch dessert recipe that can be made in one bowl!
- My Microwave Peanut Brittle recipe is the best and easiest recipe – it’s a keeper!
- Make your own homemade Salted Nut Roll Bars! This dessert recipe starts with a cake batter bottom, then is topped with gooey marshmallows, peanuts and a peanut butter mixture for a delicious dessert recipe.
- Candy Corn Peanut Bars – Loaded with marshmallows, candy corn and peanuts the perfect combo of sweet and salty!
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- 2 1/2 c all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 c. butter room temperature
- 1 1/2 c. sugar
- 1/2 c. brown sugar slightly packed
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 1/4 c. powdered sugar
- 3 Tbsp milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- Preheat over to 350 degrees. Spray the bottom of a 9×13 pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
- In a bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter for 30 seconds until light and fluffy. Mix in the sugars and continue creaming until light and fluffy. Scrape down the bowl and add the eggs and vanilla. Beat for 1-2 minutes. On a low speed slowly mix in the dry ingredients.
- Spread half of the batter in the bottom of the pan. Combine the sugar and cinnamon for the cinnamon sugar and sprinkle over the batter.
- Take a small spoon and drop the remaining batter evenly over the cinnamon sugar.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- Let cool completely which is about a hour. Whisk together the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla for the glaze. Drizzle over the bars. As the glaze soaks into the bars they become gooey!