“Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars”

What kid doesn’t like a cookie but what about cookie bars? All the kids I know love a cookie and they love to bake with Mom or Grandma. In the world of cookies, one of my favorites growing up were Snickerdoodles. That crunchy, cinnamon sugar-coated outside is the best. This cookie never gets old. Kid tested, adult approved! So I was playing with my recipe wanting to create a bar cookie for a kid’s birthday party. That’s how Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars were born.

Of course, no cookie is complete without butter so these cookie bars are chewy with a slightly crunchy top. They taste just like a cookie in bar form with butter shining through each bite. My husband feel in love with this recipe and why not. Aren’t adults kids at heart, too? I cook with my childhood in mind and so should you. Those memories are precious and should be incorporated into our lives whenever we can. That’s what my Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars are all about.

Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars

I also made Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars for my workplace and they were an instant hit. Everyone said they reminded them of their childhood. So if you’re looking for something fun to do with the kiddos, have the them help you in the kitchen. The kids can help measure the ingredients, pat the dough into the pan. They will feel like their hands are in play-doh. What fun! Have them mix the cinnamon and sugar topping and sprinkle away. Once baked, you have a treat for all. These cookie bars also work great when needing dessert in a hurry or someone calls to invite you to a last-minute cookout. I guarantee you won’t look at a Snickerdoodle the same way again. Just as delicious but so much easier. Happy Baking!

Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars
Fresh from the Oven! – Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars

Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars

Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars
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Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars

Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars

Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars
Kid Tested, Adult Approved! – Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars


Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars

2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, melted

2 cups granulated sugar

2 T. whole or 2% milk

2 large eggs

2 ¾ cups unbleached all-purpose flour

1 t. baking powder

1/2 t. cream of tartar

1/4 t. kosher salt

2 T. granulated sugar

1 ½ t. ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13×9 baking pan with Bakers’ Joy spray (can use parchment to line pan). Set pan aside.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together melted butter, 2 c. sugar, and milk.

Add in eggs, stirring until combined.

In medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt. Stir into butter mixture, mixing until combined.

Pour cookie batter into prepared baking pan.

Using a small bowl, combine 2 T. sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture over cookie batter.

Bake cookie bars for 25 – 28 minutes.



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