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Super Quick Snickerdoodle Bars

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These Snickerdoodle Bars are by FAR the easiest snickerdoodles you’ll EVER make. No rolling needed. Just press, sprinkle, and bake.

Perfect chewy cookies, cinnamon sugar topping, and baked to perfection will make these snickerdoodles a recipe you’ll come back to again and again!

Snickerdoodle ingredients.

Why Make Snickerdoodle Bars?

Time and ENERGY! Or at least for me it’s time. I can get a WHOLE batch of cookies done in one fell swoop. I love making cookies but sometimes I just need to get them done. Especially for those late “oops I need cookies” moments.

sprinkling cinnamon sugar on the snickerdoodle bars.

We all have those right? I used to have them a lot more than I do these days, my kids are older now so my call for quick cookies isn’t nearly so dire!

What DO I Need to Make Bar Cookies

  • the MOST important thing you NEED to have for making THIS cookie bar recipe is an 8X8 square baking pan, at least for THIS recipe it is, other recipes may be different
  • parchment paper OR foil to lift the cookie out of the pan
  • usually, you’ll need softened butter
  • a stand mixer OR hand mixer makes cookie making easier

Other Old Fashioned Cookie Recipes We Love!

Sugar Cookie Bars–Another bar cookie I think you’ll love! Or try these Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies, omg just like Grandma used to make!!

Sugar cookie bar on a plate.

Texas Sheet Cake Cookies–soft chewy chocolate cookies

Spicy Gingersnaps–crispy gingersnaps with some HEAT

Iced Spicy Gingersnaps with cayenne and ginger

Florentines–thin lacy cookies with a real snap!

One single perfect Florentine Cookie.

Millionaire Bars–crispy shortbread, caramel, and chocolate with a hint of orange cinnamon!

Orange Cinnamon Millionaire Bars

Fig Bars–homemade Fig Newtons anyone?

Homemade Fig Newtons!
Yield: 16

Snickerdoodle Bars

Snickerdoodle Bars

Perfect chewy cookies, cinnamon sugar topping, and baked to perfection will make these Snickerdoodles Doodle Bars a recipe you'll come back to again and again!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, room temp or at least let it warm up a few minutes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, omit if using salted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour


  • 3 Tablespoons of Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. preheat the over to 350˚
  2. butter and 8x8 pan and then line with parchment, lightly butter again, be sure to leave the edges of the parchment up and out of the pan to help get the cookie out of the pan
  3. cream the butter and sugar until light at fluffy
  4. add the egg, beat well
  5. add the vanilla beat again
  6. add the salt to the flour, stir and then stir into the butter mix
  7. spread in the prepared pan
  8. mix the sugar and cinnamon for the topping and sprinkle over the top of the cookie
  9. bake 25-30 minutes or until baked and starting to brown
  10. cool in the pan on a cooling rack
  11. when cool remove using the extra parchment or foil
  12. cut and serve

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Laura is on a mission to teach modern family oriented women how to make old-fashioned foods new again. A wife and mom of 3 boys, Laura understands the struggles of trying to serve a home-cooked meal each night. She provides recipes and cooking hacks for busy moms to create dishes they may think take more time or skill than they have to make. Read more...

2 thoughts on “Super Quick Snickerdoodle Bars”

  1. You didn’t list any nutrition values for this recipe. I need to have that information since I am diabetic. This information should be included in all recipes.


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