Snickerdoodle Blondie Bars

The perfect recipe for snickerdoodle blondies. Chewy cinnamon blondie brownie bars with a cinnamon-sugar topping.

Snickerdoodle Blondie Bars Recipe from

Can you believe it’s December?! How in the world?! This year flew by. We’ll be saying the same thing again next year too, but seriously – SO fast!

I swear the second Thanksgiving was over I started seeing tons of photos of Christmas trees being put up or purchased. Have you put yours up yet? Sticking with our yearly tradition, we put up our tree this past weekend! It was on hold for a few days while I got over a stomach bug. Something is definitely going around and I’ll be glad to never experience that again.

I feel like I must have jinxed myself with our tree this year by talking about and dreaming of a huge tree because, what would be our luck but to put it up and find out that an entire row of lights aren’t working. Just one section, smack in the middle. How many years are you even supposed to get from these things? The tree itself is fine but the bulbs are definitely starting to go here and there. I’m hoping I can put a new string of lights in and have it look normal. Fingers crossed!

Snickerdoodle Blondie Bars Recipe from

Snickerdoodle cookies are hands down one of my favorite holiday cookie. They’re classic and simple, yet so fun to make… and eat! I’m a big fan of soft and chewy snickerdoodles… never crunchy! So, I combined my favorite snickerdoodle cookie with my go to blondie bar into one incredible seasonal dessert.

If you make one blondie bar this season, it has to be these snickerdoodle blondie bars. They’re the perfect blend of soft and chewy, loaded with the perfect cinnamon-sugar snickerdoodle topping! These are an absolute must make!

Yield: Serves 12-16

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Snickerdoodle Blondie Bars

Chewy cinnamon snickerdoodle blondie brownie bars with cinnamon-sugar topping.


1C unsalted butter, softened
1C granulated sugar
1C light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 1/2C all purpose flour

1/4C granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9x13 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Lightly grease exposed pan and parchment paper.

In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter and sugars. Mix in eggs and vanilla, followed by dry ingredients. Mix until smooth and no streaks remain. Lightly grease hands, press mixture into an even layer in prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar topping mixture.

Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Allow blondies to cool before slicing. Store in an airtight container for up to several days.

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61 Responses to “Snickerdoodle Blondie Bars”

  1. #
    Suné Moolman — December 1, 2014 at 6:35 am

    I’ve I could top everything with cinnamon sugar I would. :)
    These look divine!

    • Rachel — December 2nd, 2014 @ 7:29 am

      That would be an amazing and tasty cinnamon-sugar world haha :)

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    Amy+@+A+Healthy+Life+For+Me — December 1, 2014 at 7:44 am

    My boys LOVE snickerdoodles they are going to fall in love with this recipe. Pinning now!

    • Rachel — December 2nd, 2014 @ 7:29 am

      Thanks Amy! :)

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    Liz+@+Floating+Kitchen — December 1, 2014 at 8:01 am

    These look delicious! I love snickerdoodles! Even better in the form of a soft blondie! No tree for me yet. Maybe this week…time does go by too fast. Hope you are feeling better.

    • Rachel — December 2nd, 2014 @ 7:29 am

      Thanks so much Liz!

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    Aimee+@+ShugarySweets — December 1, 2014 at 8:09 am

    That was one of the good things about moving this year, is we took all our lights off of our trees and garland. Last season we had a bunch go out. So we started fresh this year with new lights. On the down side, we had to restring everything! Wish I had some of the snickerdoodle blondies to get me through the day!! They look awesome!!

    • Rachel — December 2nd, 2014 @ 7:30 am

      I truly dread the day we have to take the lights fully off of the tree. Sounds horrible. I strung a few new sections over the existing as a quick fix haha.

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    Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet — December 1, 2014 at 9:03 am

    I adore blondies! Love that you made a snickerdoodle version! Pinned!

    • Rachel — December 2nd, 2014 @ 7:30 am

      Thanks Anna!

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    Julie @ Willow Bird Baking — December 1, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Ughhhh Christmas lights!! Good thing these snickerdoodle blondies exist to soothe us <3

    • Rachel — December 2nd, 2014 @ 7:31 am

      If only I had them to munch on when this happened!

  7. #
    Alyssa — December 1, 2014 at 9:20 am

    These blondies look fantastic! They would be perfect for the holidays.

    • Rachel — December 2nd, 2014 @ 7:31 am

      Thanks Alyssa!

  8. #
    sue|theviewfromgreatisland — December 1, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Love those adorable rumples!

    • Rachel — December 2nd, 2014 @ 7:31 am

      Thanks Sue!

  9. #
    Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy — December 1, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    i love EVERYTHING about this recipe. blondies for the win!

    • Rachel — December 2nd, 2014 @ 7:31 am

      Thanks Caralyn!

  10. #
    Kari@Loaves n Dishes — December 1, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    We don’t put up our tree until the 2nd week of December, can’t stand the needles falling off before New Years. Love these chewy blondies, cinnamon makes them perfect for eating with coffee or hot chocolate!

    • Rachel — December 2nd, 2014 @ 7:31 am

      The up side to a fake tree I guess…but it still sheds, just not as bad as a real one :)

  11. #
    Crystal — December 1, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    My daughter and I made these tonight and they are fantastic!!! So soft and yummy. The family all loved them. Thank you!

    • Rachel — December 2nd, 2014 @ 7:32 am

      Yay! So glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for sharing :)

  12. #
    Rachel @ Bakerita — December 1, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Mmm these look amazing!!! I love everything with cinnamon, so these sound soo amazing. Need to try them! Pinned :)

    • Rachel — December 2nd, 2014 @ 7:32 am

      Thanks Rachel!

  13. #
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — December 1, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    I’m all about the snickerdoodle — aaaaand the blondies and dessert. So these are right up my alley!

    • Rachel — December 2nd, 2014 @ 7:32 am

      Thanks Stephanie!

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    Erin — December 1, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Couldn’t get home quickly enough to try these out. Subbed in King Arthur’s gluten free flour and they came out AMAZING!

    • Rachel — December 2nd, 2014 @ 7:32 am

      So glad you enjoyed them! Thanks so much for sharing :)

  15. #
    Jessica @ Sweet Menu — December 1, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Wow, these look like perfection! Honestly, so lovely!

    • Rachel — December 2nd, 2014 @ 7:32 am

      Thanks Jessica!

  16. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — December 2, 2014 at 8:49 am

    I have no idea when we’re even going to get our tree up – I literally have no time for holidays this year!! Way too much going on! I need some of these snickerdoodle blondies to get me through the holidays! ;)

    • Rachel — December 2nd, 2014 @ 4:32 pm

      Tonight!! Perfect night to do it lol :)

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    Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. — December 2, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Those look so soft and chewy and amazing! Love that cinnamon sugar topping! Our tree is missing lights this year too, so disappointing. I was wondering how long they’re supposed to last too! We turned the bad section to the back though, so it’ll work for this year! :)

    • Rachel — December 2nd, 2014 @ 4:33 pm

      Haha! I love that you just positioned it to hide the dead lights. I wish we could have done that with ours!

  18. #
    Sarah @ Bonjoursucre — December 2, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Yum! I love cinnamon – these look great. So chewy and delicious.

    • Rachel — December 3rd, 2014 @ 8:31 am

      Thanks Sarah!

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    Amanda — December 2, 2014 at 10:26 pm


    • Rachel — December 3rd, 2014 @ 8:30 am

      Thanks Amanda!

  20. #
    Deborah — December 5, 2014 at 9:20 am

    I’ll take a dozen, please! :)

  21. #
    Danielle — December 7, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Hey Rachel, I made a double batch of these (which worked perfectly in two half sheet pans) and I wanted to say thank you. It was well loved with no leftovers. The only difficulty was in spreading the batter in the pans. No amount of oil on my hands would have kept it from sticking. I think I might have chilled it a bit before that step. LOL

    • Rachel — December 8th, 2014 @ 7:28 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed them! It could be that it was such a large batch that caused it to be overly sticky somehow. They are sticky but nothing baking spray or a pat of butter shouldn’t help. :)

  22. #
    Cynthia — December 8, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Can you omit parchment paper ?

    • Rachel — December 8th, 2014 @ 3:03 pm

      The parchment paper helps prevent sticking to the pan and allows for easier removal of the bars. You’re welcome to attempt them without the parchment paper but I cannot promise how they will turn out.

  23. #
    Jess — December 9, 2014 at 10:45 am

    I’ve never heard of such a thing! YUMMY! PINNED! :)

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    Christina L. — December 14, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    I made these last night without the parchment paper, just greased the glass pan generously. They came right out without sticking! I made them for a church luncheon and they were a huge hit. Thank you!! Going to make them again for our family Christmas gathering this coming weekend. Yummy!

    • Rachel — December 14th, 2014 @ 7:22 pm

      So glad everyone enjoyed them and happy to hear they worked well without parchment. Thanks for sharing! :)

  25. #
    Debbie Pritchard Kandalec — December 16, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    These sound amazing! Wondered if margarine could be subbed for the butter? Thanks for the recipe!

    • Rachel — December 16th, 2014 @ 7:10 pm

      I haven’t personally tried with margarine. If you’re both familiar and comfortable with using it in baking, I’d go ahead and give it a try. Enjoy! :)

  26. #
    Cheryl — December 21, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    My comment is a little late. I bought my tree 10 years ago, and last year a couple of sections of the lights died. This year my hubby spent a long time trouble-shooting, but we never found the problem. Since I wanted more color than the plain white lights, I added 4 strings of multi-colored twinkly lights, and it’s my prettiest tree yet! I added a few sentimental ornaments, but the combination of lights didn’t need much added to it.
    I’m making your yummy recipe on Christmas Eve.

    • Rachel — December 22nd, 2014 @ 7:25 am

      I hope you enjoy the blondies! And glad I’m not alone with the tree issues ;)

  27. #
    Danielle — December 27, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Rachel, I am a huge fan of yours. I keep finding recipes of yours on Pinterest and trying them out and they all work. This one I made for 75 people and had more requests for this recipe than any other from any blog I read. I’ve posted a link to you on my blog for folks who want to find the recipe. Thanks for all you give us!

    • Rachel — December 29th, 2014 @ 8:27 am

      So glad everyone enjoyed it! Thanks so much for sharing :)

  28. #
    Lauren @ A Nerd Cooks — December 27, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    These look soo good! My mom’s favorite cookie is a snickerdoodle, so she would flip over these bars. Can’t wait to make them for her =)

    • Rachel — December 29th, 2014 @ 8:27 am


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    Jill — January 26, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    How are these Snickerdoodles without the traditional Cream of Tartar in them? Aren’t they just sugar cookie bars with cinnamon otherwise? I’ve always put Cream of Tartar in my Snickerdoodles. It gives them a tangy flavor, I think. I’d love to hear back regarding this. They do, however, look delicious whatever you call them.

    • Rachel — January 27th, 2015 @ 8:55 am

      Surprisingly enough, not all snickerdoodle cookie recipes call for cream of tartar. Though I agree it’s typically a traditional ingredient, it’s not necessary and doesn’t add any drastic flavor being such a tiny amount. Items are often considered snickerdoodle when they have a cinnamon batter and cinnamon-sugar coating, much like churros, only the batters and cooking process are very different.

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    EMILY — February 1, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    THESE ARE SO GOOD!! I ate the whole pan over a week. ahhh

    • Rachel — February 1st, 2015 @ 10:31 pm

      So glad you enjoyed them! :)

  31. #
    lisa — February 8, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Debbie Pritchard did you try the recipe using margarine? If so, how did they come out?

  32. #
    Hannah — February 10, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Wow! I’m a snickerdoodle virgin (they’re not really known here in Ireland) but this recipe seemed so easy I had to give it go. I’m so glad I did, these blondies are amazing! Thanks so much for the recipe.

    • Rachel — February 11th, 2015 @ 7:21 am

      So glad you enjoyed them! :)

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