Snickerdoodle Bars

Chewy Snickerdoodle Bars taste just like the famous cookie only thicker, for a more filling bite. Powder sugar glaze is the icing on top!

Snickerdoodle bars is a fans’ dream! They are delish. For more Snickerdoodle Goodness you can try my Snickerdoodle Bread and Snickerdoodle Cookies!

stack of Snickerdoodle Bars on a wooden table

Thick + delish

I LOVE Snickerdoodles and was super excited when my SIL made some Snickerdoodle Bars for a family gathering. The hubby was even more excited! He said they were just the right amount of sweet.

Well, I asked if she would share the recipe and she was happy to do so. I hope you like them as much as we did, they look DELISH, don’t they?!

They are thick and chewy with just the right amount of crunch. The secret ingredient in snickerdoodles is the cream of tartar, which works as a leavening agent in cookies, helping them rise and giving it a very specific and unique taste. A taste which I adore by the way!

Snickerdoodle Bars with glaze with a glass of milk

making snickerdoodle bars

PREP. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray bottom of 9×13 pan. In a small bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

BATTER. In a large bowl beat butter until cream. Beat in sugars. Gradually beat eggs and vanilla until combined on low speed. Beat in dry ingredients until combined.

LAYER. Spoon ½ the batter into the pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle cinnamon/sugar mixture (1TB of each) evenly over batter. Spoon teaspoons of remaining batter evenly over cinnamon/sugar mixture.

BAKE. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.

GLAZE. In a small bowl stir glaze ingredients (1 cup powdered sugar, 1-2 TB milk, ½ tsp. vanilla) until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle over bars. Enjoy!

white plate full of snickerdoodle bars

Recipe Tips

Tips for easy baking:

  • Line the pan with parchment paper for an even easier removal. 
  • Its easiest to drizzle the glaze with a baggie with a cut corner or with it dripping off a spoon.

STORE leftovers on the counter, tightly wrapped, for up to 3-5 days.

To FREEZE, let the bars cool completely and store in freezer safe containers for up to 3 months.

stack of snickerdoodle bars with glaze

For more great bar recipes we love, check out:

Snickerdoodle Bars Recipe

snickerdoodle bars with glaze
5 from 4 votes
Chewy Snickerdoodle Bars taste just like the famous cookie only thicker, for a more filling bite. Powder sugar glaze is the icing on top!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 376 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 - 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray bottom of 9x13 pan. In a small bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl beat butter until cream. Beat in sugars. Gradually beat eggs and vanilla until combined on low speed. Beat in dry ingredients until combined.
  • Spoon ½ the batter into the pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle cinnamon/sugar mixture (1TB of each) evenly over batter.
  • Spoon teaspoons of remaining batter evenly over cinnamon/sugar mixture.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.
  • In a small bowl stir glaze ingredients (1 cup powdered sugar, 1-2 TB milk, ½ tsp. vanilla) until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle over bars. Enjoy!

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About the Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. Kristyn, these look wonderful! i love snickerdoodles. and i love bar cookies. must make these sometime! TGIF! 🙂

    1. Let me know if you do!! Wish you could have come up to SNAP this weekend. It would have been awesome to finally meet. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Barbara! I think you’ll love it too if you’re a Snickerdoodle fan. Let me know if you try it out. 🙂

  2. These look so yummy! Totally have to try them. I love snickerdoodles. I just had a snickerdoodle cupcake the other day, it was soooo good! I’m a new follower as well. Found you on the Tatertots and Jello weekend link party.

  3. These look delish!! There is nothing more yummy than a snickerdoodle cookie (in my humble opinion) but the ease of making them in bars, love!

    1. Thank you, Tanya!! Let me know if you try these out… they were quite delish! Have a great day! 😀

  4. I would really like to make these but I can’t seem to find the recipe. Can you help me out? It’s not showing up on the page…or it could be user error.

    Thanks!

  5. I made this recipe tonight and the bars are SO good! I used melted butter, which is my trick to make any bar recipe I make really gooey — a favorite in my household. These were a hit and I’ll be making them again. 🙂

    1. YAY!!! So glad. I love to hear that a recipe was a success and a hit!! Thanks for leaving the comment! Have a great weekend! 😀

  6. I made these tonight and they were DELICIOUS!!! I can’t even tell you how many I ate … thanks for sharing!

  7. Made these tonight and my kids absolutely love em! My son said “Mom, it’s like eating a cinnamon roll cookie!” Thanks for the great recipes!!

    1. SO glad you liked them and the kids did too!! Hope you can come back for more craft and recipe inspiration. 🙂

  8. These were terrific! I made them at home and they were gone quickly. I have another batch in the oven now to take to work tomorrow!

  9. Is there a way to adjust the Snickerdoodle Bread, Cookie and Bar recipes for diabetics? My daughters boyfriend and grandmother are both diabetic and would not be able to enjoy these and no one should have to miss out on the joy of Snickerdoodles

  10. Do these tasted different than regular Snickerdoodle cookies since I make Snickerdoodles with Cream of Tartar and not baking powder. Just curious, they look really good just wondering about the difference. Thanks

    1. Most Snickerdoodle recipes do include cream of tartar and these do taste a little different since they are bars but they still have that cinnamon/sugar delicious-ness!

    1. Hi Heather! Thank you so much for stopping by, and I’m so happy you liked the recipe. 🙂

  11. 5 stars
    This recipe was great, I doubled it and baked in a sheet pan and it worked very well. I added some cream cheese to the icing and it was even better!!