Thick, soft and chewy, buttery and moist – These Easy Gluten Free Snickerdoodle Bars are your favorite cookie in bar form!
There are some things that I can’t get enough of, and that would be any and all things snickerdoodle flavored! From coffee creamer to ice cream, if Snickerdoodle is in the name, I’m buying and trying it.
Of course now that we are mostly gluten free, it makes our buying all things snickerdoodle a little more difficult. Which is why I took our favorite recipe and made these Easy Gluten Free Snickerdoodle Bars…..and they are a snickerdoodle lover’s dream come true.
I am very much a texture person, and these remind me of Hardee’s cinnamon raisin biscuits. Which make them not only perfect for a sweet after dinner treat, but for breakfast as well!
You could totally layer raisins in this recipe, as you sprinkle your cinnamon sugar mixture in the center, and you’d come pretty close to that childhood fast food breakfast favorite.
Ingredients in Gluten Free Snickerdoodle Bars:
- Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Mix
- baking powder
- brown sugar
- vanilla extract
- powdered sugar
- milk – we used Ripple to make these dairy free
How do you make Gluten Free Snickerdoodle Bars:
- Cream together the butter and sugars. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
- Mix in the flour, baking powder and salt.
- Press half of the batter into a greased dish.
- Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture evenly over the bottom half of the batter.
- Spoon the remaining batter evenly over the top, and bake.
- Allow to cool completely before icing.
Why is it called Snickerdoodle?
The cookies have been around since the 1800’s. Their name may have German decent from a word that means crinkle cookies. Of course, I don’t care why they have the name, because they are darn tasty!
Our favorite snickerdoodle recipes:
- 2 ⅓ cups GF flour blend
- 1 ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup butter, room temperature
- 1 ¼ cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 3 eggs, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk or milk alternative
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and grease and line a 9X9 inch baking dish. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- Mix together the cinnamon and sugar for the filling. Set aside.
- Cream together the butter and sugars, in a large mixing bowl attached to a stand mixer with a paddle or with a hand mixer.
- Add in the eggs, one at a time until incorporated. Add in the vanilla and mix.
- Slowly add the flour mixture to form a dough.
- Grease your hands with some cooking spray, and press half of the this dough into your prepared baking dish.
- Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture evenly over the top of the batter.
- Using a cookie scoop, evenly scoop the remaining dough on top of the cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Allow to cool for 10 minutes, before removing to a cooling rack.
- Allow to cool completely before preparing the glaze.
- Once cooled, prepare the glaze and pour over the top, and slice into 12 bars.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 304Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 202mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 1gSugar: 38gProtein: 5g