Snickerdoodle Blondie Bars

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

Snickerdoodle Blondie Bars Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

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 bakedbyrachel.com

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 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 plus

Ingredients

  • 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

Topping:

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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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

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137 Responses to “Snickerdoodle Blondie Bars”

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

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

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      Rachel — December 2, 2014 at 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!

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      Rachel — December 2, 2014 at 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.

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      Rachel — December 2, 2014 at 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!!

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      Rachel — December 2, 2014 at 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!

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      Rachel — December 2, 2014 at 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

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      Rachel — December 2, 2014 at 7:31 am

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

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    Alyssa — December 1, 2014 at 9:20 am

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

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      Rachel — December 2, 2014 at 7:31 am

      Thanks Alyssa!

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

    Love those adorable rumples!

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      Rachel — December 2, 2014 at 7:31 am

      Thanks Sue!

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

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

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      Rachel — December 2, 2014 at 7:31 am

      Thanks Caralyn!

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    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!

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      Rachel — December 2, 2014 at 7:31 am

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

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    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!

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      Rachel — December 2, 2014 at 7:32 am

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

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    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 :)

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      Rachel — December 2, 2014 at 7:32 am

      Thanks Rachel!

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    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!

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      Rachel — December 2, 2014 at 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!

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      Rachel — December 2, 2014 at 7:32 am

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

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

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

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      Rachel — December 2, 2014 at 7:32 am

      Thanks Jessica!

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    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! ;)

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      Rachel — December 2, 2014 at 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! :)

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      Rachel — December 2, 2014 at 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!

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

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

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      Rachel — December 3, 2014 at 8:31 am

      Thanks Sarah!

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    Amanda — December 2, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!

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      Rachel — December 3, 2014 at 8:30 am

      Thanks Amanda!

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    Deborah — December 5, 2014 at 9:20 am

    I’ll take a dozen, please! :)

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    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

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      Rachel — December 8, 2014 at 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. :)

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    Cynthia — December 8, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Can you omit parchment paper ?

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      Rachel — December 8, 2014 at 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.

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    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!

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      Rachel — December 14, 2014 at 7:22 pm

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

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    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!

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      Rachel — December 16, 2014 at 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! :)

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    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.

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      Rachel — December 22, 2014 at 7:25 am

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

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    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!

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      Rachel — December 29, 2014 at 8:27 am

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

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    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 =)

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      Rachel — December 29, 2014 at 8:27 am

      Enjoy!

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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.

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      Rachel — January 27, 2015 at 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

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      Rachel — February 1, 2015 at 10:31 pm

      So glad you enjoyed them! :)

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    lisa — February 8, 2015 at 5:41 pm

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

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    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.

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      Rachel — February 11, 2015 at 7:21 am

      So glad you enjoyed them! :)

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    Natalie — February 25, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Made these today! I was a bit worried while making them, they didn’t look how I expected but once baked, they came out soo well, a definite crowd pleaser :)

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      Rachel — February 26, 2015 at 7:29 am

      So glad you enjoyed them! :)

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    Maddie — March 30, 2015 at 9:19 am

    Hi. I have made these before and they were great but the main comment I received from the people eating them was that they had a very bitter aftertaste. I want to make them again. Any suggestions?

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      Rachel — March 30, 2015 at 6:30 pm

      My guess is that you either swapped in baking soda by accident or added too much baking powder. Baking soda is typically what would give off a bad taste if too much is added and doesn’t have an acidic item to balance it out.

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    Sara — April 1, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    This recipe showed up in my Pinterest feed, and I made it right away because I needed to make a dessert for a dinner group and had all the ingredients on hand already, which almost never happens. I’m almost always one or two ingredients short when I find a recipe. These are DELICIOUS!!! My family loved them, and the people we were sharing dinner with gobbled them up and gave their hearty approval. Thank you for this winner of a recipe!

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      Rachel — April 2, 2015 at 7:23 am

      So glad everyone enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing :)

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    Sara — April 1, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Additional note: I didn’t have parchment paper on hand, so I generously buttered tinfoil, and the bars came right off without sticking.

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    Kathleen. — April 25, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Yum! Just like a brownie but no chocolate. They are super sweet but good. Would be good served warm with vanilla ice cream.

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      Rachel — April 27, 2015 at 8:38 am

      So glad you enjoyed them!

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    christian — April 28, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    wonderful recipe- so easy! my dad’s birthday is tomorrow and snickerdoodles are his favorite, but balancing time between my husband, two littles and my full time graveyard shift leaves me very little time for baking, something i love to do. i appreciated that these were so simple to put together and such a good recipe! i’m sure my dad will love them, my husband and kiddos sure did :) one thing i did was sprinkle about half the topping onto the parchment before spreading the dough into the pan, then just sprinkled the rest on top. makes them a little more like the real thing with cinnamon sugar on top and bottom.

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      Rachel — April 29, 2015 at 7:48 am

      So glad everyone enjoyed them. I hope your Dad loves them just as much!

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    Jen — May 23, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Normally I’m a chocolate girl, but these looked too good not to try. I didn’t have any parchment paper, but I couldn’t wait, so I generously greased my glass baking dish, and hoped for the best. They came out easily. These bars are so yummy!! My family devoured them. My husband says they’re “dangerous”. So good!!! Thanks for the recipe!!

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      Rachel — May 24, 2015 at 10:22 am

      So glad to hear everyone enjoyed them! Thanks for sharing! :)

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    Dana — May 28, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    These look and sound wonderful but was wondering if you could use an egg replacement in the recipe instead of eggs??

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      Rachel — May 29, 2015 at 7:35 am

      I have never tried using an egg replacement within a recipe so I can’t be sure how it would work out. However, if you’re familiar with doing that, simply substitute the same amount of egg replacer for that of each egg. One egg equals roughly 3 tablespoons. Good luck!

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    Jen — June 15, 2015 at 10:05 am

    I made these and they reminded me of state fair mini donuts but in a bar format. So yummy!

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      Rachel — June 15, 2015 at 1:27 pm

      So glad you enjoy them! :)

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    Jesseca — June 19, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Made these over the weekend for a family gathering. Seriously SO good. Everyone gave them two thumbs up. Making again for sure.

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      Rachel — June 20, 2015 at 6:06 am

      So glad to hear everyone enjoyed them! Thanks so much for sharing, Jesseca! :)

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    Treyse — August 22, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    I made these for a bridal shower this week and they were a huge hit. Very moist and the cinnamon flavor was just right. I will make these again.

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      Rachel — August 23, 2015 at 8:05 am

      So glad everyone enjoyed them! Thanks for sharing :)

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    Chloe Crabtree — September 6, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    When they roll out the Snickerdoodle coffee at Starbucks each Fall I get a text or a call from my son telling me how he is really craving some of my Snickerdoodles. I think I might surprise him on my next trip to New York by taking some of these yummy treats.

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      Rachel — September 7, 2015 at 7:26 am

      I hope you and your son enjoy them! :)

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    Whitni @ A Cookie & A Kiss — September 22, 2015 at 2:09 am

    These are AMAZING! I made them a few months ago and just came across them again and they are making my stomach growl! It is way too late to be looking at yummy recipes!

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      Rachel — September 22, 2015 at 7:29 am

      So glad you’ve enjoyed them! Thanks for sharing, Whitni! :)

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    Jessica Wilson — October 5, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    THESE LOOK FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wish I could try them:(. Anyway, I’ll try them soon.

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      Rachel — October 6, 2015 at 6:59 am

      Thanks, Jessica! I hope you enjoy them. :)

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    Teresa — October 20, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    I have these in the oven right now…..they smell AMAZING!!! Hope they taste as good!!!

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      Rachel — October 21, 2015 at 7:55 am

      I hope you enjoyed them! :)

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    Lauren — December 3, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    These were so easy to make and tasted so good. And as an added bonus the house smelled fantastic. Thanks for the recipe!

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      Rachel — December 4, 2015 at 8:04 am

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

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    kathy — December 12, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    If I doubled this recipe, would it work in an 18×13 in sheet pan?

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      Rachel — December 13, 2015 at 2:09 pm

      They’d likely be a bit thicker and you may need to adjust the bake time, but it should still work. Good luck!

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    Jackie — January 6, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    This is an amazing recipe. Since I pinned it last month, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made them. They are a hit wherever I’ve taken them!

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      Rachel — January 7, 2016 at 7:24 am

      So glad you’ve enjoyed them! Thanks for sharing, Jackie! :)

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