New & Improved Recipe!! 3/28/19
(Plus an easy recipe to make your own Cinnamon Baking Chips!)
I’ve been wanting to update this recipe for a while – I’m super excited about the new version!! – the new Cinnamon Chip Snickerdoodle Bars were a hit with everyone who tasted them! They bake up in your standard 13 x 9 x 2 – inch pan and I added a little drizzle of glaze to dress them up! The taste is even better than the original recipe!
Here’s How the Recipe Started:
I’m sure you know how this goes…
“Mom, I need to bring a _______ to _______ tomorrow! Can we make something?”
Whenever this happens, I always think first to make brownies or bar cookies. They are easy to mix together, spread in the pan, bake and cut.
So I asked my daughter Sam what kind of bar cookie we should make. She suggested a snickerdoodle bar cookie! Hmm, I’d never thought of making snickerdoodles in bar form. Sounds like a delicious idea! We started with my Mom’s yellowed and torn Snicker Doodles Recipe Card…
My Mom’s “Snicker Doodles” Recipe Card:
Updates in Italics: We found my Mom’s old Snickerdoodle recipe and adjusted the amounts to fit a
half-sheet rimmed baking sheet 13 x 9 x 2″ baking pan. To amplify the cinnamon flavor, we decided to add cinnamon chips. We divided the dough, spread half in the pan, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and dolloped on the rest of the dough before they were baked to mimic how snicker doodle cookies are rolled in cinnamon sugar. They puffed up, coming precariously close to the edge of the pan, before they flattened out. (Now the batter amount is adjusted and fits perfectly in a 13 x 9 x 2″ pan!) We let them cool, then cut them into 48 24 squares. My tasting panel, Sam, her friend Grace and my other daughter Lauren, gave them a unanimous two thumbs up! They make a great dessert and are delicious with your morning coffee too! We hope you will love them too!
I’ve tried 3 Different types of Cinnamon Chips in this Recipe:
Cinnamon Chip Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars
Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough
- 2 3/4 cups flour (364g)
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar (6g)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda (5g)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (4g) I use coarse kosher
- 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter softened
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup cinnamon chips see note
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar (2 tablespoons sugar + 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-2 tablespoons milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan or spray with non-stick spray. If desired fit pan with a parchment or foil sling and spray that too. (helps with easy removal and cutting of bars once cool)
- Whisk together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
- Cream together butter and sugar in large mixing bowl until fluffy and lighter in color. I use a hand or stand mixer and cream for several minutes. Add vanilla and eggs, one at a time, and mix until combined.
- Gradually add in flour mixture.
- Stir in the cinnamon chips.
- Spread two-thirds of the cookie dough in prepared pan. I find it easiest to do this with a greased spatula or greased fingers as the dough is sticky. Then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Add the rest of the dough in dollops on top of the cinnamon sugar
- Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until set and slightly golden brown.
- Cool about 10 minutes in pan on wire rack.
- While bars are cooling, whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla and 1 tablespoon milk. Add more milk to reach desired texture.
- Drizzle glaze over still warm bars. Cool completely in pan. (If using sling, lift cooled bars to cutting board) and cut into 24 squares.
I've tried 3 Different types of Cinnamon Chips in this Recipe:
- Homemade Cinnamon Baking Chips! (link to recipe in article or search "cinnamon chips" on my website, epicuricloud.com) So easy & delicious! Why haven't I made these sooner! Try stirring some in your bowl of oatmeal!
- King Arthur Flour had discontinued their long favorite mini cinnamon chips. The new Cinnamon Sweet Bits are the replacement - They are very good. I have some stashed in the freezer. I do like the ingredient list on these cinnamon bits (real cinnamon!)
- The Hershey's Cinnamon Chips are very handy as they are available at many grocery stores.
Brett C. Youmans
These looks SO good! Thanks!!
Thank you friend!! ( :
Tina – thank you for this and what a treat to see your mom’s recipe card! Valinda
Thank you Valinda – I just love perusing Mom’s recipe box! They are classics.
Have a great day!! ( :
Found some Cinnamon Chip Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars in your kitchen . . . . thank you!! : )
Glad u like them!! You are the snickerdoodle queen!!! ( :
Jersey Girl Cooks
Love this idea! They look delicious.
Thank you Lisa!! ( : Hope you have a great day!
Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry!
Oh, these look so good! I did not know that cinnamon chips existed. Now I can’t wait to get some and try this recipe!
Thanks Kristin! They are really good in muffins too!! I make a really easy recipe using Bisquick. Have a great day!
Helen S. Fletcher
Hi Tina – I love this idea, but most of all I love the picture of the old handwritten recipe. I have several from my mother and they are so precious to me.
Old family recipe cards are very special Helen – you are so right! I should probably scan them all to preserve them!
Have a great week!
I made these! They are DELICIOUS! They spent 35 minutes in my oven. The homemade cinnamon chips are the perfect stir-in but they are yummy on their own, too. When I make this recipe again I will make a double batch of the cinnamon chips so that I have plenty to snack on for when a sweet tooth craving strikes. Thank you so much for the recipe — these bars are going to be my go-to cookie recipe from now on.
Love it Dana! So happy you enjoyed! The chips are super yummy to snack on (guilty here!) – I keep wanting to stir them into warm oatmeal too! With the weather getting cooler – will try that soon! Have a good week!
I did it! I stirred a few homemade chips into my 7-year-old’s steel cut oats. He loved it! Thanks for the idea! BTW — I have made these bars nearly every week since my original comment. Everyone loves them. They lasted less than 5 minutes at the field hockey banquet. I have to experiment with baking time for a double batch Prepared on a 1/2 sheet pan.
Hi Dana! Just saw your comment pop up! Working on my mashed potato recipe! I could totally go for some cinnamon chip oatmeal right now! It’s freezing cold here! So happy you and the field hockey players (hope they had a great season!) have enjoyed the chips and the bars!! Thanks so much for letting me know!
Hi Tina! Saw your post about these and knew I had to make a batch to send to someone special that just LOVES cinnamon. These are terrific!! I even made the homemade cinnamon chips to go in them, they are truly heaven! Thank you so much for sharing!!
So glad you enjoyed Sandy!! Thanks for letting me know!
I was looking for something to do with my cinnamon chips and stumbled upon this recipe. I made it today and OMG! These are amazingly delicious! I cut the recipe in half–since I am a party of one and a girl’s gotta pace herself–and cooked in an 8″ x 8″ dish. It worked out perfectly. This will go in my permanent recipe stash. Thank you!!
Hi Sandra!! So happy you are enjoying!! Honored to make your permanent recipe stash!
Stumbled upon this recipe while in search of a Christmas cookie recipe to knock my girlfriends’ socks off during our annual cookie swap party. And these are IT! ⭐️ Very easy for an amateur baker like myself. And I felt super fancy making my own glaze frosting. They taste incredible! I agree with the other reviews that these will be a permanent in my recipe stash. Thank you for the recipe and happy holidays.
You totally made my day Stefani! YAY glad they were a hit! Just hosted our cookie exchange last night! Such fun!
I’ve made theses four times now and they were a huge hit!! They are wonderful!!!
We love these! Do they freeze well? If so, would you freeze them before putting the glaze on?
Hi Julie – You can freeze with the glaze or without – up to you!