Snickerdoodle Bars are a delicious version of your favorite cookie treat. With this simple cookie recipe you can make several servings in less time.

These bar cookies let you have total control over portion sizes too!

Snickerdoodle Bars

With easy cookie bar recipes being such a breeze to make, you’d think more people would try them.

They take all of the portioned scoops, rolling, and evenly placed dough right out of the equation.

Sounds good so far, right? Wait until you try them!

Snickerdoodle Bars

Snickerdoodles have a unique flavor that makes them different from just any other cookie.

Even the texture is a little different from your traditional sugar cookie.

Ask any cookie lover and they’ll tell you- you can’t just put cinnamon sugar on a sugar cookie and call it a snickerdoodle.

Thankfully, these snickerdoodle bars contain all of the same flavors and textures that you’d expect from a round cookie.

Snickerdoodle Bars

So same great flavors and textures, without all the work! Obviously, this bar cookie recipe is a winner!

But, if you want to try something a little different, you can’t go wrong with my magic cookie bars!

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Snickerdoodle Bars Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Butter softened
  • 3 Cup Flour
  • 2 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
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How to Make Snickerdoodle Bars

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Place your butter into a mixing bowl, and beat on high speed for 1 minute.
  • Add the sugar and mix to combine.
  • Add in the eggs, one at a time. Beating between each addition.
  • Whip the mixture for a good minute or two.
  • Add in half of the flour, and mix.
  • Mix in the vanilla extract, the baking soda, and the cream of tartar.
  • Then add in the remaining flour and mix again.
  • Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Add the cookie mixture to the baking dish and spread evenly so that it’s somewhat level and reaches all of the edges.
  • In a small bowl, combine the ½ cup of sugar and the 2 tsp of cinnamon. Sprinkle the mixture over the cookie dough.
  • Bake in your oven for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let it cool completely before cutting.
  • Enjoy!
Snickerdoodle Bars

Why is it called a Snickerdoodle?

Snickerdoodles have possibly been around since the 1800s.

It’s thought that they could originate from German descent and come from the German word Schneckennudeln, which means “snail dumpling” but the jury is still out. 

Others claim it’s a cookie of Dutch descent, so its true origin may difficult or impossible to track down. We do know that it’s delicious though!

How to Store Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars?

After letting the cookies cool completely and cutting into portioned sized, you can store them in a Ziploc bag or in a Tupperware style container.

You can keep them on the counter in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Snickerdoodle Bars

What does a Snickerdoodle Taste Like?

Snickerdoodle cookies are a soft, crispy, chewy, and crinkly cookie texture that melts in your mouth with every bite.

They have a slightly tangy flavor to them that adds to the overall depth making them the perfect cookie to enjoy anytime.

What does cream of tarter do in cookies?

Cream of tartar is a stabilizer in many recipes and works to help activate the baking soda. In snickerdoodles it does this and also adds to the overall tanginess of the cookie.

In other words, it’s what separates snickerdoodles from sugar cookies and makes them what they are. (So, it’s the most important part of the recipe).

Snickerdoodle Bars

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Snickerdoodle Bars

Snickerdoodle bars are a delicious version of your favorite cookie treat. With this simple cookie recipe you can make several servings in less time. These bar cookies let you have total control over portion sizes too!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 424kcal


  • 1 cup Butter softened
  • 3 cups Flour
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a mixing bowl beat the butter on medium to high speed for 1 minute
  • Add in the sugar and mix to combine
  • Add in the eggs one at a time
  • Whip the mixture for 1-2 minutes
  • Add in half of the flour
  • Mix in the vanilla, baking soda and cream of tartar
  • Mix in the remaining flour
  • Spray 9×13 baking dish with spray
  • Add cookie mixture to baking dish making sure to spread evenly
  • Combine 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tsp Cinnamon in a bowl and stir to combine. Sprinkle mixture over cookie dough
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown
  • Allow to completely cool before cutting


Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 512IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 2mg
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