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Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars

Last updated on June 19th, 2021 at 05:00 pm

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Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars are creamy, filled with a cheesecake layer, and finished with a perfect cinnamon streusel topping! It combines the best flavors of both worlds, and is guaranteed to become a favorite dessert!

We already have some delicious homemade cinnamon sugar desserts on our blog. This amazing New York Style Coffee Cake, Sopapillas and Sopapilla Cheesecake are among our most popular.

Similarly, we have a variety of cheesecake recipes to pick from. In this recipe, we decided to combine snickerdoodle cookies and cheesecake together, for the ultimate Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars.

Best Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars

These Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars are such a treat and so much fun to make! These bars are a beautiful combination of textures and flavors. The base layer is made of a snickerdoodle cookie dough mixture. Then, topped with cinnamon sugar mix, followed by a rich and creamy cheesecake layer. Finally, the mixture is topped with more cinnamon sugar and a crumbly streusel topping.

This is by far the most amazing and delicious Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars you can make. They are indulgent on all levels. A square is more than enough to satisfy your sweet tooth and it’s also hearty and delicious.

Snickerdoodle Bars with Cream Cheese Recipe Tips:

  • Feel free to watch the recipe step-by-step video tutorial. It is a short video and a nice guide on how to easily make the snickerdoodle cheesecake bars recipe.
  • Make sure all the ingredients are of room temperature. Also, it is very important for the butter and cream cheese to be soft, so you can easily whip them.
  • Also, the cinnamon streusel topping is absolutely delicious, but if you want to cut on some calories, you can make half of it only.
  • The cheesecake layer is smooth and creamy, and best served cold. Make sure you chill the bars before serving.
  • Similarly, we recommend sprinkling the cinnamon sugar on top of the cheesecake layer. You can also sprinkle some on the cookie layer before adding the cheesecake mixture.

How to cut the snickerdoodle cheesecake bars?

Before cutting the bars, make sure you use a sharp knife. Similarly, it is important that the cheesecake bars are chilled before cutting. Once the bars are chilled, run a long, sharp thin-bladed slicing knife through water, wipe and cut in the desired shapes and forms.

Wash the knife after each cut.

How long can you store the cream cheese snickerdoodle bars?

The bars will last about 5-6 days in the fridge. It is best to warp them in foil and store them.

How to freeze the snickerdoodle cream cheese bars?

  1. First, cool the Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars completely.
  2. Then, fully wrap the bars in plastic wrap, tightly. After that, wrap in aluminum foil or place in freezer bags.
  3. Freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost before serving.
  4. You can thaw the bars overnight in the fridge.

Tools Used in the Making of these Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars:

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Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars

  • Prep Time30 MIN
  • Cook Time50 MIN
  • Servings 15 servings



  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar for sprinkling


  • 3 packages cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream or milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar for sprinkling


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 cups all purpose flour


  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Lightly butter a 9x3 inches deep baking dish. Set aside.


  • In a medium bowl stir together: flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  • Add butter, white and brown sugar to a large bowl. Using an electric mixer, cream the ingredients until fully combined.
  • Add the vanilla and eggs. Whisk until fully combined. Stop to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl with a spatula. The mixture should be smooth and shiny.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and FOLD using a SPATULA. Do not use a mixer, you don't want to over-mix the ingredients.
  • Once the dry ingredients have been fully combined with the wet, press the dough into the prepared baking dish, distributing evenly. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and set aside.


  • In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese with sugar, pinch of salt and flour until creamy. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl with a spatula.
  • Beat in eggs, sour cream, cream and vanilla extract until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Pour the cheesecake filling over the snickerdoodle cookie layer and using a spatula spread it evenly.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and set aside.


  • In a large bowl, mix sugar with cinnamon and salt. Add in the melted butter and combine using a fork.
  • Once the butter is fully combined, add the flour and mix with a fork or using your hands until fully combined.
  • Sprinkle streusel topping bits over the cheesecake layer and evenly distribute.


  • Bake cake in the preheated oven for about 45-50 minutes, until fully cooked. The top should look golden brown and the center settled.
  • Cool completely and after that refrigerate it for 3-4 hours for the cheesecake layer to fully settle before serving.


  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter for a few minutes until creamy and combined.
  • Add powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. Beat until fully combined. Stop to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl. The mixture should be smooth, with no lumps.
  • Add the glaze to a piping bag and pipe on top of the cheesecake bars if desired. The glaze can be refrigerated in the bag and piped on top of the bars right before serving.

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Outstanding!! Just made this for my son's birthday. Besides everyone loving the cheesecake, I also loved that you included so many helpful suggestions. This is was my attempt at making a cheesecake, and I will keep this recipe for ever. Thank you!!



No cream of tartar? I thought all snickerdoodle recipes included this ingredient?

Catalina Castravet

Catalina Castravet

The cookies mostly do, its more about the cinnamon sugar flavor :) not the cream of tartar.



I have been wanting a snickerdoodle recipe to make! This one looks so good!

Catalina Castravet

Catalina Castravet

You will love it!

Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert

Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert

This looks incredibly delicious!

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