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Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars: easy, soft and chewy

Sharing this recipe for Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars. These easy Snickerdoodle bars are soft, thick and chewy, with swirls of the requisite cinnamon.

I love to bake and I love to eat baked goods. What I don’t love is the scale after I eat what I’ve baked.

So, I have to discipline myself and not keep baked goods laying about, especially when it is just Terry and me at home. I mean, I’m very happy to have a cookie or two, but I really have no discipline when it comes to several dozen sweet treats.

Snickerdoodle bars.

But…when my baby boy comes home I can let my inner baker fly because I can count on him to devour whatever is in the kitchen, of course after I’ve had my cookie or two!

Rob’s go-to, all-time favorite cookie is a Snickerdoodle. And while I love Snickerdoodles, the rolling of balls and then rolling those balls in cinnamon can get, well…tedious.

Baking dish of snickerdoodle bars

Enter the Snickerdoodle Cookie Bar! All the deliciousness of the Snickerdoodle without the work…let’s just go ahead and call them the Lazy Girl’s Snickerdoodle Cookie! ?

This Snickerdoodle Bars Recipe creates a classically moist treat with tang of Snickerdoodle (from the cream of tartar) and a ribbon of cinnamon. And while we are chatting, cream of tartar …

what if I don’t have the cream of tartar?

Yes, you can substitute baking powder for the cream of tartar and baking soda. In this recipe just use 1 1/2 tsp baking powder for the cream of tartar and baking soda combo. Just be certain that you don’t add the baking soda too! The end result will be more butter cookie bar flavored, but with a similar consistency.

kitchenaid stand mixer

my kitchen workhorse

  • 7-quart capacity
  • 10 speeds range from very slow stirring to very high beating.
  • Makes up to 14 dozen cookies or 8 lb. of dough.
  •  Works with all KitchenAid attachments.

so, inquiring minds need to know…

Will you be able to enjoy your Snickerdoodle Cookie Bar just as is OR do you absolutely have to have an ice-cold glass of milk to accompany it? Honestly, I have a hard time enjoying Snickerdoodles, Cherry Oat Bars, Oatmeal Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies without a glass of milk!

Snickerdoodle Cookie Bar with glass of milk
Snickerdoodle bars.

Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars

These easy Snickerdoodle bars are soft and chewy, with swirls of the requisite cinnamon.
4.63 from 24 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Baking Recipes + Tips
Cuisine American
Servings 16 bars
Calories 256 kcal



  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • 1 1/2 TB granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 TB cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Butter or spray with non-stick spray a 8 x 8 baking dish
  • In a small bowl, combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Set aside
  • Combine butter and sugars and beat on high in an electric mixer for 4-5 minutes, until light and fluffy
  • Gradually beat in eggs and vanilla into sugar/butter mixture until combined.
  • Add in dry ingredients and beat just until combined
  • Spoon half of the mixture into prepared pan, smoothing it out as much as possible
  • Sprinkle 75% of the cinnamon-sugar mixture over batter
  • Dollop remaining batter over the cinnamon-sugar mixture
  • Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon-sugar over the dough
  • Bake 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Cool completely for 1 hour before cutting.


Serving: 1gCalories: 256kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 3gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 202mgFiber: 1gSugar: 23g
Keyword cookie bars, recipe, snickerdoodle
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  1. Hi!
    The Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars sound like just what I’m looking for…should there be a 9.5 step of sprinkling the last 25% of the cinnamon sugar mixture on top before baking? (Or am I not seeing something…)


  2. These are awesome Lynn! We love Snickerdoodles too, but like you the rolling and sugaring can be tedious!! Plus it seems like you could almost serve this for breakfast! LOL!

  3. I made these for my family to take on a recent camping trip. Everyone LOVED them! I loved them so much that I contemplated making them again as soon as we got home, until I stepped on the scale! Ha! I’ll wait a couple more days…. maybe. Thanks, Lynn, for a delicious recipe!

    1. Hi Debbie! I am beyond thrilled that these snickerdoodle bars made the cut for your camping trip! That is quite an honor. And as it relates to making a second pan…I only make them when my son is around or else I will eat too many as well. In fact, we will be going up this week to visit him for his birthday and I will take a pan for he and his roommates as they were a big hit the last time!

      Have a great day, my friend.



  4. This was the first cookie I learned to bake in 7th grade Home-Economics class many years ago. This recipe is a big step up. WOW – Delicious!! Husband loves them too, and we agree they definitely work with coffee as a morning treat, reminding us of a very tasty coffee cake. The soft middle is so good! We hadn’t quite finished the first pan when I baked the second pan….half of which I passed along to our dear friends as a bonus dessert for them tonight. She’s now having some with a pot of tea. My go-to cookie normally involves chocolate in some way…..now there’s some competition!
    Thank you,

    1. Hi Pam,

      I am tickled pink that you and hubby love this as much as I do and even more tickled that you are sharing this tummy-yummy with your dear friends! Thank you so very much for writing this delicious review! It will help others find the recipe and enjoy these ‘lazy girl’ snickerdoodles!

      Many hugs,


  5. Good evening Lynn, I made your snickerdoodle recipe, however isn’t the cooking remedy in the 10th of your recipe too high? Wouldn’t it be more 30-35 minutes instead of 50-55′? In any case, I love them
    Mima from Belgium

    1. Hi Mima,

      In a 8″ x 8″ baking pan, the 50 minutes is necessary because they are so thick. If you go with a bigger pan like a 9″ by 13″ inch pan, you would need a shorter baking time. What size pan did you use?

  6. Lynn, these are GREAT!
    And here’s a surprise, I made them with HALF the butter!!!
    Hubby’s on a “diet” so trying to help him along (& he misbehaves a lot!).
    I simply took the bars out of the oven 4-5 minutes before your recipe calls for to make up for the lower amount of fat.
    Also used all white sugar + 3 t Brer Rabbit molasses, the full flavor version. We love our brown sugar in baked goods. Tried a mild flavor & it doesn’t give enough brown sugar taste; blackstrap is too strong.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe & your great website with us!

    1. Hi Anne! Thanks for the tip! I will add it to the post for those who are also trying to cut back their fat. And what a great idea for the brown sugar. Like you, I also love brown sugar in my baked goods.

      Thanks again for the tip and for coming along on this little blog ride with me!

      Have a great weekend.

      Hugs, Lynn

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