Peanutty Snickerdoodle Bars

Peanutty Snickerdoodle Bars

This classic cinnamon sugar cookie is baked in a bar and topped with peanuts and coarse grain sugar for a special holiday treat.

25 min. prep time
36 bars
151 Rating



1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened


1/2 cup coarsely chopped peanuts
1 tablespoons coarse grain sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Green coarse decorator sugar or edible glitter, if desired


Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside.

Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt in bowl; set aside.

Combine 3/4 cup sugar and butter in another bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add egg, continue beating until well mixed. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Press dough onto bottom of prepared pan.

Combine peanuts, 1 tablespoon course sugar and cinnamon in bowl. Sprinkle over dough. Gently press peanuts into dough.

Bake 15-17 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and bars are golden brown. Sprinkle with green decorator sugar, if desired.

Cool completely. Cut into bars.

Recipe Tip

- Cream of tartar is a white acidic powder used as a leavening agent in baked goods. It is also used in candies and frostings for a creamier consistency. It is sold in the spice and flavoring section of the baking aisle of the supermarket.

- For easy clean up and cutting, line pan with aluminum foil, leaving an overhang on both ends. Spray with no-stick cooking spray and lightly flour the foil. When bars are completely cool, lift out of pan using ends of foil. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 80

Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 65mg

Carbohydrates: 9g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #13838©2007Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

We love Snickerdoodles but rarely have time to make cookies - these bars are an excellent substiture. I did not top w/peanuts.

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