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!

Snickerdoodle Blondie Bars

Chewy cinnamon snickerdoodle blondie brownie bars with cinnamon-sugar topping.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 plus


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


  • 1/4 C 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.


Recipe serves roughly 12-16.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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161 Responses to “Snickerdoodle Blondie Bars”

  1. #
    tricia — April 26, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    These are yummy i made them yesterday . But I wonder if they would work in a mini cupcake pan

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      Rachel — May 2, 2016 at 7:28 am

      You could certainly try but I can’t promise it would work as well.

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    kathleen — May 6, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    These were awesome! unfortunately they didn’t last very long – with 3 20-somethings in the house along with a snack-happy hubby they disappeared within about 2 hours. (i must admit to sneaking several also — addictive!)

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      Rachel — May 9, 2016 at 7:17 am

      So glad everyone enjoyed them! Thanks for sharing, Kathleen!

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    Valerie — July 19, 2016 at 10:28 am

    What are the nutritional values?

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      Rachel — July 19, 2016 at 5:04 pm

      I don’t offer that information. There are free online nutritional calculators you can use to figure that out. :)

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    Missy — July 21, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    I was craving snickerdoodles and didn’t have any cream of tartar on hand. Found this recipe and made immediately and boy am I glad!! These bars are incredible. Yum yum!

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      Rachel — July 22, 2016 at 7:38 am

      So glad to hear you enjoyed them, Missy! :)

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    Kelly — July 27, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Made these for a party tonight and I did bake them in mini muffin pans. Made four and a half dozen. The bake time was around ten minutes. They are delish! Please tell Trisha who was wondering. Thank you for this recipe!

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      Rachel — July 29, 2016 at 7:23 am

      So glad everyone enjoyed them, Kelly! Thanks for sharing! :)

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    Anne — August 3, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    These look delicious! I would like to make a couple batches of these for my son’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor. I prefer to make them a week or 2 in advance. Do they freeze well? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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      Rachel — August 4, 2016 at 7:55 am

      I haven’t personally frozen them so I can’t give you advice on that. If you’re comfortable freezing other bars, it would be worth a shot though! Good luck! :)

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    Rachael — November 22, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Could you freeze these? I would like to make these ahead of time and thaw to serve, my concern is what would happen to the cinnamon sugar topping.
    Also, do you think you could melt the butter and mix it all by hand?

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      Rachel — November 23, 2016 at 7:38 am

      You could definitely mix by hand, but I would still follow the directions as is, using softened butter. My concern with freezing would be the same as yours, that the topping might have issues when thawed, it’s always worth a try though!

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    Madelene — December 12, 2016 at 5:13 am

    I made this last week, and it’s super delicious! I used dark brown sugar instead of light brown as I didn’t have any at home. The result? A soft and chewy bar filled with cinnamon flavour. This recipe is definitely a keeper! Thanks, Rachel!

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      Rachel — December 12, 2016 at 7:35 am

      So glad to hear you enjoyed them, Madelene! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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    Charlie — December 21, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Fantastic!! Will make them many more times. Thank you for the recipe.

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      Rachel — December 22, 2016 at 7:00 am

      So glad you enjoyed them, Charlie! :)

  10. #
    Jana — February 19, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    My hubby loves snickerdoodles. I have been out of town for over a month and came home this last weekend. I really wanted to bake his fav treat. Because I am tired/lazy/really lazy I searched for a bar to try instead. Happily, your recipe came up and he is smitten! The third batch is baking now (yes, third batch in three days) for him to enjoy this week (I leave again in the morning). Thank you, thank you! Delicious and easy to follow recipe.

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      Rachel — February 20, 2017 at 7:27 am

      I’m so glad to hear they’ve been enjoyed so much! Thank you for sharing, Jana! :)

  11. #
    Kelley — March 21, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    I have been making these for YEARS now, and never noticed your “about me” saying you live in southern NH…and I’m in Nashua; wow, small world, and everyone LOVES when I make these, thank you!!

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      Rachel — March 23, 2017 at 7:01 am

      I’m glad you’ve enjoyed them so much! And that’s too funny… definitely a small world. :)

  12. #
    Kiana Kamminga — April 27, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Is this Gluten Free?

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      Rachel — April 27, 2017 at 6:18 pm

      It is not gluten free the way it is currently written.

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      Hannah — August 18, 2017 at 10:14 pm

      If you have not made this GF yet, I did using Ryze Yellow Bag flour and they turned out great. I’m sure any GF all purpose would work just fine, though.

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      Rachel — August 20, 2017 at 7:02 am

      I’m glad they turned out well for you!

  13. #
    Brenda — November 28, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    I doubled the batch and dropped like cookies. They were delish! Soft and chewy – huge hit!

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      Rachel — November 29, 2017 at 7:12 am

      So glad you enjoyed the recipe! :)

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    Kristen — May 24, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    These are fantastic! My son has made them several times exactly following the recipe. I and my two other children eat gluten free. We made these last night using Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 gluten free flour and they were still fantastic! That’s the sign of a winning recipe in our house. We can enjoy it both ways.

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      Rachel — June 25, 2018 at 7:50 am

      So glad everyone enjoyed them!

  15. #
    Suzanne — August 9, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    Oh my goodness! These look so yummy! I can’t believe I have all of the ingredients at home already! I can’t wait to try to make them tomorrow! Thank you!

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      Rachel — August 27, 2018 at 8:00 am

      Enjoy! :)

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    Mary Kay — August 17, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    I love snickerdoodles and these bars are even better!

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      Rachel — August 27, 2018 at 7:58 am

      Thank you! :)

  17. #
    Amyee — October 27, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Delish! I love snickerdoodles and blondies so these are perfect :)

  18. #
    Kay — November 20, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    I made the recipe exactly, but it is a little dry. It has a good taste, but is there anything I can do to moisten it?

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      Rachel — November 20, 2018 at 8:43 pm

      Be sure to use an internal oven thermometer to check your oven temperature as each one can vary, sometimes quite a bit. As far as adding some moisture back to the bars, you can heat them up briefly in the microwave and wrap or store them while they’re still warm. This will trap some of that heat. Another option would be to store the bars with a few slices of bread.

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    Marion — December 30, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    Made these this afternoon,they are delicious,thank you for the Great Recipe!

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      Rachel — December 31, 2018 at 9:44 am

      So glad you enjoyed them, Marion! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    Bre — February 7, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    These bars are AMAZING! They are crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. I accidentally put in too much cinnamon when I made them because my brain spaced that I was making a half batch, but you really can’t go wrong adding too much cinnamon :) this is totally going to be my go to recipe from now on because it is so easy and tasty and they go together and bake super quick!

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      Rachel — February 10, 2019 at 4:46 pm

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

  21. #
    Charlene C — August 1, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    These are tasty. My daughter has made them twice now. The 2 year old is begging for more.

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      Rachel — August 9, 2019 at 8:35 am

      I’m so glad everyone has enjoyed them! :)

  22. #
    Emily — May 12, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    These are delicious! They taste just like a snickerdoodle cookie, but thicker and gooier :) For anyone wondering, using an online nutritional calculator, I found that if you say this makes 12 servings, it is about 370 calories per serving. Calculator found here:

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      Rachel — May 13, 2020 at 8:23 am

      So glad you enjoyed them, Emily!

  23. #
    Maggie Weir — July 31, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Enjoyed bakin’ these with my sis!! Thank you Rachel for the recipe!!

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      Rachel — August 29, 2020 at 9:01 pm

      So glad you both enjoyed them, Maggie!

  24. #
    Raquel Alcantara — August 21, 2020 at 6:21 am

    I made two types of bars today. This is one and the other is oatmeal chocolate chip bars. But I think this will get cleaned out first. Big hit for my grown up kids especially my daughter. They love snickerdoodle cookies but this is way better! A real keeper. Thanks for the recipe!

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      Rachel — August 29, 2020 at 8:52 pm

      So glad everyone enjoyed them!

  25. #
    Robin — December 15, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    These look amazing!! I can’t wait to try them!

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      Rachel — December 19, 2020 at 10:51 am


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    Poppie — May 6, 2021 at 1:45 am

    Super yummy and quick to make! I baked them in a 9×14 pan for 25 mins and they turned out perfect… a bit crunchy on the outside and nice and chewy on the inside! Would recommend

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      Rachel — May 24, 2021 at 6:28 am

      So glad you enjoyed them!

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    Abby — May 27, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    Made these and they’re so yummy and always a hit! Can you make them with margarine? (Non dairy)

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      Rachel — May 31, 2021 at 9:22 am

      So glad you enjoyed them! As far as margarine goes, typically you can substitute it in most baked goods without much issue. I haven’t personally tried with margarine but I imagine it would be okay in this case.

  28. #
    Cindy — August 6, 2021 at 1:06 am

    These are the best snickerdoodle blondies ever! I made them twice, once exactly as written, and then once with all dark brown sugar instead of half white sugar and half brown sugar. The all dark brown sugar was definitely more flavorful and chewy! These will definitely be my go to recipe for snickerdoodle blondies. They beat any recipe out there!

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      Rachel — August 12, 2021 at 5:55 am

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

  29. #
    Valerie Bell — March 1, 2022 at 2:37 pm

    I made these and stirred in a cup and a half of Ghiradelli white chips just because they were handy and I was feeling even more decadent. Probably the best, EASY to make treat my family has devoured in a long time!

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      Rachel — March 4, 2022 at 8:20 am

      So glad everyone enjoyed them! :)

  30. #
    Donna — June 30, 2022 at 5:43 pm

    I want to make a lot of these brownies. They are fantastic, I need to freeze some. Has anyone tried freezing them?

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      Rachel — July 3, 2022 at 8:11 am

      I have not frozen them but snickerdoodle cookies freeze well, suggesting these may as well. Good luck!!

  31. #
    DiAnne Hakala — January 8, 2023 at 5:46 pm

    OMG, THESE are DELISH!! I started putting all dry ingredients in the mixing bowl and discovered I had no baking powder…yikes!
    However, a quick search, I substituted for it and never looked back!! They are nicely gooey, sweet, cinnamon-ey, and awesome…try this recipe! You’ll like the results!

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      Rachel — January 9, 2023 at 7:38 am

      So glad you enjoyed them!

  32. #
    Trish Cascio — March 16, 2023 at 8:49 am

    These are absolutely amazing! They disappeared very fast!

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      Rachel — March 22, 2023 at 5:33 am

      So glad you enjoyed them, Trish!

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