Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars

16 bars
1 hr 27 min

These snickerdoodle cookie bars have all of the best qualities of classic snickerdoodles, but are baked up into thick and soft bars! Snickerdoodles were my favorite cookie to bake as a kid. I prefer my snickerdoodles super thick and soft, which is exactly what I wanted to achieve with these cookie bars. With a bit of cream of tartar, these cookie bars are given that signature fluffy snickerdoodle quality. And of course, they are topped with a generous sprinkling of cinnamon sugar! By baking them in a square pan, it takes some of the effort away as you won't need to shape each cookie and roll into cinnamon sugar. So these cookie bars really do check all of the boxes - thick, soft, fluffy, and minimal effort. Nothing not to love!

Recipe details
  • 16  bars
  • Prep time: 1 Hours Cook time: 27 Minutes Total time: 1 hr 27 min
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For the Cookie Dough:
  • 360g (3 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp cream of tartar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 255g (2 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter (room temp)
  • 300g (1 1/2 cups) granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs (room temp)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
For the Cinnamon Sugar Topping:
  • 30g (2 tbsp plus 2 tsp) granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
For the Cookie Dough:
Line a 9-inch square pan with parchment paper.
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, salt.
In a separate bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until just combined. Add the eggs one at a time and mix until just combined. Add the vanilla and mix.
Fold the dry ingredients into the wet until just combined.
Transfer the dough to the prepared pan and use another piece of parchment paper to press the dough out as evenly as you can. Use a small measuring cup to smooth it out.
Place the cookie dough in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
While the dough is chilling, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Make the cinnamon sugar topping by combining the sugar and cinnamon.
Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on the dough, leaving a small border around the edges so you can see when they turn golden in the oven. Bake the cookie bars for about 27 minutes.
Allow the bars to cool completely before cutting.
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  • Dec17872524 Dec17872524 on Aug 01, 2021

    Please do recipe in cups or quarter cups nut I don't do the gym measurements. I would love to try it

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    • Tkv21748463 Tkv21748463 on Aug 05, 2021

      I don't think the sugar and flour measurements are the same.

  • Jackie Kelly Jackie Kelly on Aug 01, 2021

    How do you convert gm to cups for the flour and sugar, & butter amounts?

    • Katherine Smith Katherine Smith on Aug 08, 2021

      Printed recipe shows the answer to your question regarding grams to whatever it is you use