Iced Snickerdoodle Bars: Soft and Chewy Cookie Bar Recipe

These soft and chewy Snickerdoodle bars with icing are fluffy and buttery cookie bars bathed in cinnamon sugar and drizzled with a creamy glaze.

Snickerdoodle bars cut into squares and drizzled with icing.

I love a good cookie bar and I love a good snickerdoodle. Why not combine the best of both worlds and make these out-of-this-world snickerdoodles bar recipe! 

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If you like to bake, than you should check out these other tasty cookie bar recipes: Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake BarsPeanut Butter Bars with Chocolate Frosting, and Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Bars.

A snickerdoodle bar with icing facing the camera.

How to make snickerdoodle bars?

  1. Make a basic cookie bar dough (see full recipe below) and spread half into a greased baking dish. Snickerdoodle bar dough spread into greased baking dish.
  2. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the snickerdoodle bar dough. Snickerdoodle bar dough sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.
  3. Use a cookie scoop to scoop the remaining dough over the cinnamon sugar. Scoops of cookie bar dough on top of snickerdoodle bar dough and cinnamon sugar.
  4. Carefully spread the dough out using the back of a spoon until evenly covering the bottom layer. The remaining dough spread into the baking pan.
  5. Sprinkle more cinnamon sugar on top. Snickerdoodle bars sprinkled cinnamon sugar.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes, or until fully cooked in the center.
  7. Let cool on a cooling rack for 1 hour.
  8. Drizzle icing over the cookie dough bars. A fork drizzling icing over snickerdoodle bars.
  9. Cut into squares and serve. Snickerdoodle bars removed from pan and cut into squares.

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Can you freeze snickerdoodle bars with icing?

Yes. Place cut up snickerdoodles bars on a cookie sheet – spaced out so they aren’t touching. Freeze for 1 hour and then place in an air-tight container or freezer safe bag. Label and date the container and freeze up to 3 months.

Close up of snickerdoodle bars with icing.

How do I store chewy snickerdoodle bars?

Snickerdoodle bars can be stored in an air-tight container at room temperature, up to 5 days. They do not need to be refrigerated unless you decide to top them with cream cheese frosting. 

How many bars does a 9×13 pan hold?

A 9×13 pan makes 15 cookie bars. They can be cut into smaller pieces to serve a larger crowd.

A stack of three snickerdoodle bars.

How do you know when cookie bars are done?

Cookie bars are done when they are no longer jiggly in the center. You can also test them by inserting a toothpick in the center. If the toothpick comes out clean, they are all done.

Close up of snickerdoodle bars with icing.

Snickerdoodle Bars Recipe

Yield: Serves 15
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes

These soft and chewy Snickerdoodle bars with icing are fluffy and butter cookie bars bathed in cinnamon sugar and drizzled with a creamy glaze.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cinnamon sugar

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 inch pan and set aside.
    2. Mix together flour, cream of tartar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
    3. In a large bowl, cream together butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Whisk until light and fluffy.
    4. Mix in eggs and vanilla extract, mixing well after each addition.
    5. Add 1/3 of the dry ingredients and mix well. Continue with remaining dry ingreditiens until fully combined.
    6. Make the cinnamon sugar by stirring together 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon.
    7. Pour half of the snickerdoodle dough into the prepared baking dish.
    8. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon sugar over the snickerdoodle bar dough.
    9. Scoop the remaining dough and arrange it over the cinnamon sugar. 
    10. Slowly spread it out using the back of a spoon until it covers the cinnamon sugar and is in an even layer.
    11. Top with remaining cinnamon sugar. 
    12. Bake for 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the snickerdoodle bars comes out clean.
    13. Let fully cool.
    14. Mix together powdered sugar and milk to create a glaze and drizzle over the cooled snickerdoodle bars.
    15. Cut into squares and enjoy.
Nutrition Information
Yield 15 Serving Size 1 snickerdoodle bar
Amount Per Serving Calories 299Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 62mgSodium 130mgCarbohydrates 49gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 1gSugar 33gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 3g

Nutrition information is an estimate.

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