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Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars are the best of both worlds with a creamy cheesecake top and a soft cinnamon-sugary snickerdoodle cookie bottom.
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Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars

Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars are the best of both worlds with a creamy cheesecake top and a soft cinnamon-sugary snickerdoodle cookie bottom.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20
Calories: 318kcal

Ingredients

For the Snickerdoodle Cookie Layer:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

For the Cheesecake Layer:

  • 16 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

For the Cinnamon Sugar Topping:

  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF (180°C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

How to make Snickerdoodles:

  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Add eggs and vanilla extract. Mix until just combined.
  • Gradually add flour mixture and mix on low until just combined.
  • Press about two-thirds of the snickerdoodle dough into an even layer in the bottom of the pan.

How to make cheesecake mixture:

  • Beat cream cheese and sugar until fluffy, about 1 minute.
  • Add eggs, vanilla, and salt and beat until combined.
  • Pour cheesecake mixture on top of snickerdoodles and smooth the top with a rubber spatula.
  • Break up remaining snickerdoodle dough into small pieces and sprinkle over cheesecake layer.
  • In a small bowl combine sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle on top of snickerdoodle dough.
  • Bake until edges are set and center of cheesecake mixture is only slightly jiggly, about 40-45 minutes.
  • Let cool completely. Slice into squares. Cover and store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 115mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 635IU | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1.2mg