These soft, thick, buttery, moist, cinnamon-sugar Home-made Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars are to die for! Very few ingredients and super easy to make. You'll wish you'd have made a second batch. Just sayin'...LOL!
Let me tell you upfront, it tastes exactly like your classic, old-fashioned Snickerdoodles Cookies you know so well.
It's definitely a family favorite, only these Snickerdoodles are in a yummy cinnamon cookie 'blondie bar' version!
So, what's missing why I should make these vs. snickerdoodle cookies??
Most importantly...It's a thing called "Time-saver". Basically, you are mixing up the cookie dough. Spreading it into as 8x8 pan. Once that is done, sprinkle the top with the cinnamon-sugar. Pop it into the oven and presto - you're baking!
Remember all that rolling of the dough into balls and then dipping each one into the cinnamon-sugar mixture?
Yes, it's fun or boring, depending on the person (s) making them, but more than anything, it's kind of time consuming. (I love snickerdoodles, but I hate the whole process of rolling and rolling.)
If you are looking for 'simple jack' easy, but still want quality, some of the steps can be omitted. Lucky you! Now you've eliminated all that time involved rolling those balls and rolling them in cinnamon-sugar!
Awe....Yeahhhh!!! Yippee! I love easy and simple!
This snickerdoodle bar recipe has 7 total ingredients and has no leaveners!
It just requires, butter, sugar, cinnamon, flour, salt, egg and vanilla!
So, no baking powder, baking soda, or cream of tartar is required. However, if you are one of those that just cannot bear not adding it in, just add ¼ teaspoon in already. 🙂 Some have said that snickerdoodles aren't snickerdoodles if you don't have cream of tartar, so go for it! They'll be amazing either way!
Cream of tartar is also often added to baked goods to help activate baking soda. But we don't require cream of tartar, because we don't have any baking soda included in our recipe, so that's why we omitted it.
Besides, nothing else matters, because these bad boys are so moist and fudgy tasting! Just don't over bake.
When you make cookie bars or bars in general, it's always a good rule of thumb to slightly under-bake. They will continue to bake while they are still hot out of the oven for a few minutes, which will give them that texture you're looking for!
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Here's the recipe! Happy Baking!
Home-made Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars
- ½ cup butter softened
- 1 cup sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 & ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar + 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper, and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, using mixer, cream together butter and sugar until pale and light.
- And in salt, egg and vanilla extract and beat until well combined.
- Add in flour and stir until no streaks of dry ingredients remain.
- Scoop thick dough into prepared pan and smooth it into an even layer.
- Stir together remaining 1 tablespoon sugar and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
- Sprinkle dough evenly with cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Bake for about 30 minutes, until bars are set and the edges are just very lightly browned. Don't overbake! You want the cookies to be soft and moist.
- Cool in the pan before slicing.
- Store in sealed container to stay fresh! Bet they won't last long! 🙂