Snickerdoodle Bars

All I can say about this recipe is, MAKE IT!  If you like snickerdoodles, you will LOVE these.  I ran 3 1/2 miles this morning and walked 2 to pick up my boy from school.  As I was eating my second snickerdoodle bar I was thinking, dang I just ruined what I did today.  But they were so good, I didn’t even care.  Have you heard the saying, “skinny and sad or happy and fat?”  Well I chose to be happy and fat today.  And these were worth every mile I ran!  Trust me, they are absolutely delicious and loved by the whole family!
Rating: 5 starsDifficulty of Recipe: 3 stars
Things that I changed: I lined my pan with parchment paper.  I love that stuff!
Things I would do differently next time: Nothing
Will I make it again?  Definitely
Recipe from: Betty Crocker


2 1/3 cups flour
1 1/4 tspbaking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup butteror margarinesoftened
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3 eggs
1 tspvanilla
Cinnamon Filling:
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup powdered sugar
1 to 2 Tbsp milk
1/4 tsp vanilla
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Spray or grease bottom only of a 9×13 pan with cooking spray.  In small bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt.  Set aside.
In large bowl, beat butter on high until creamy.  Beat in sugars.  Gradually beat in eggs and vanilla into sugar mixture until combined.  In low speed, beat in dry ingredients until combined.
Spoon half of the batter into pan and spread evenly.  Sprinkle the cinnamon filling mixture on top.  Drop the rest of the batter by teaspoons on top of the cinnamon filling mixture.  Bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown or until toothpick inserted comes clean.  Let cool for an hour.  Drizzle the glaze over the bars.  

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. I love love snickerdoodles. I can’t wait to try these. Also, I’m a very girly girly girl and I don’t know what I would do if I had two boys instead of a girl. yikes. I’m sure it’s awesome. I love your blog, you are just too cute

  2. I made these and chickened out when it came to mixing the cinnamon together I just couldn’t believe that the recipe called for equal amounts. I was planning on sprinkling them with powdered sugar instead of the glaze and I was afraid there wouldn’t be enough sweet to overcome the cinnamon. Any opinions? I will make these again, they came out so good, and I am planning on adding more cinnamon this time, just not sure how much.

    1. I totally agree with the cinnamon! I wonder if I made a typo because we made these last week and it seemed like the cinnamon was a little too much! I am going to reduce the cinnamon to 1 tsp of cinnamon with 1 tablespoon sugar. 🙂

  3. I made these yesterday for our swim banquet pot luck. So good. I am a snickerdoodle fan to begin with and anything I can make into a bar cookie all the better. I am glad that I read the comments about the cinnamon (so I heeded your advice, 1 tsp cinnamon to 1 tbsp. sugar). Saving this recipe to my favorites.

  4. The recipe calls for 1 tsp cin and 1 tbsp sugar?? Not sure what the problem was. above but no need to reduce the cin.. The recipe is correct and delicious the way it is written.

    1. I recently changed to WordPress and printable recipes but have to go back on every post and add it. It will take me some time to get to them all but I will eventually get it done. 🙂

  5. I love the time it saves to make cookies in a pan. I’m in charge of dessert tonight for a dinner and found this recipe on Pintrest. I did add cream of tarter to make them true snickerdoodle bars.

  6. Made them tonight. Sooooo delicious. I tried putting half of the dough in the pan but that wasn’t working for me. I decided to just put all of the dough in the pan. I then sprinkled cinnamon/sugar on top. My ratio was the same as if I was making cinnaon toast. After it baked and cooled I drizzled the icing all over. It tasted just like a snickerdoodle cookie with icing. Thanks for sharing the delicious recipe!

  7. Found you on Pinterest and made these last night and OMG … they were HEAVEN!!! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

  8. I tried to make these this past weekend. They did not look like the photo you posted! They were very flat and crusty and they were waaaay too sweet, no one could eat them. We ended up throwing the whole batch away. I am wondering where I went wrong — the only thing I can think of is maybe I should have added some flour to the dough mixture to fluff it up a little. Any ideas?

  9. We normally love snicker doodles but these just weren’t that great. We took them to a family party and no one really likes them. We definitely won’t make them again.

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