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Snickerdoodle Bars

Snickerdoodle bars are an easy-to-make version of snickerdoodle cookies. They're great for crowds!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: snickerdoodle bars, snickerdoodle recipe
Servings: 24
Calories: 186kcal
Author: Stef

Ingredients

Topping Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Cookie Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Topping Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon and set aside.

Cookie Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
  • Mix in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt until just combined.
  • Evenly spread dough onto a half sheet pan (12.5" x 17") lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • Sprinkle roughly two thirds of the cinnamon sugar mixture on top of the batter.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until the top is browned and a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Transfer to a cooling rack and sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • When cool, cut into squares and serve.

Notes

The dough is sticky, so spreading it in the pan can be tricky. If you have difficulty spreading it with a spatula, try wetting your hands a little bit and use them to press it down.
Half the recipe if you are using a quarter sheet pan rather than a half sheet.
Store the cut bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days.

Nutrition

Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.7mg