These cinnamon sugar-topped cake mix snickerdoodle cookie bars couldn’t be easier to make using a bowl and spoon. No mixer is needed. You can have a pan of these cookie bars ready to go into the oven in about 10 minutes.
Brown sugar is added to a yellow cake mix to give the cookies a distinct toffee-like flavor. Corn starch is added to keep the cookie bars soft and to give them a slight tang that is reminiscent of a traditional snickerdoodle cookie.
Each blondie-style cookie bar has two layers of cinnamon sugar: one inside and one on top. The cinnamon sugar adds warm spicy notes to the flavor and adds a bit of crunchy texture to the soft cookies.
The cookie bars taste great plain or can be topped with a layer of creamy Dulce de Leche (caramel) and white chocolate ganache. Be sure to check out the recipe to make these Caramel Snickerdoodle Bars.
Let’s make cake mix snickerdoodle cookie bars!
- mixing bowl
- spoon or silicone spatula
- 9×13-inch baking pan
- parchment paper or non-stick tin foil to line the pan
A note about cake mixes:
To make these cookies, you’ll start with a yellow cake mix. I used a Betty Crocker Super Moist Yellow Cake mix to make this particular pan of snickerdoodle bars but have also tested the recipe using other cake mix brands. You can use any cake mix that you like.
Just be sure to use a 15.25 ounce cake mix. If your cake mix is smaller, simply add enough flour to the mix so that it measures the correct weight.
Snickerdoodle Cake Mix Cookie Bars Recipe
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If you love cinnamon, you might also enjoy my Apple Cinnamon Rice Krispie Treat bars recipe.