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Snickerdoodle Bars Recipe

These Snickerdoodle Bars are like a moist sugar cookie bar filled with cinnamon sugar and topped with icing! One of my favorite easy snickerdoodle recipes!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 bars
Calories: 185kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: $6

Ingredients

Bars:

  • ¾ cup (170g) unsalted butter , softened
  • 1 ¼ cups (250g) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (100g) packed brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 ⅓ cups (283g) all-purpose flour

Filling:

  • 1 tablespoon (13g) granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Icing:

  • 1 cup (113g) powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons (30-45ml) heavy whipping cream or milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9x13” pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Cream butter and both sugars with a stand or a hand mixer. Beat in eggs, then mix in vanilla, baking powder, and salt. Slowly stir in flour, mixing until combined.
  • Spread 2/3 of the batter in the bottom of the prepared pan. The dough is sticky and will make a thin layer. Spray your hands with cooking spray to help ease this process.
  • Combine filling in a small bowl, sprinkle evenly over bottom layer. Drop 1 tablespoon balls of remaining dough evenly over the top of the filling. Spread lightly with your fingers, it will not cover completely.
  • Bake for about 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean from the center. Cool one hour before glazing.
  • To make the glaze: whisk all ingredients in a small bowl, then frost the bars. Let set before cutting.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 842mg | Sugar: 20g