Everything you love about snickerdoodle cookies and cheesecake combine for the best Snickerdoodle cheesecake bars. Each bite is rich and decadent.

Snickerdoodle cheesecake bars cut into squares.
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Snickerdoodle cheesecake bars

Snickerdoodle cookies have the best cinnamon sugar flavor. Cheesecake is so rich and creamy. What happens when you combine both of these? You get amazing Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars.

This recipe is so delicious. Once you try it, you will be hooked. Also try Snickerdoodle Blondies.

Ingredients for Snickerdoodle cheesecake bars.

Ingredients

FOR THE CRUST AND TOPPING: 

  • Pre-made Sugar Cookie Dough 
  • Granulated Sugar 
  • Ground Cinnamon 

FOR THE CHEESECAKE LAYER: 

  • Cream cheese, softened
  • Sugar
  • Large eggs
  • Vanilla extract

Snickerdoodle cheesecake bars cut into squares.

How to make Snickerdoodle cheesecake bars:

  • Preheat the oven. It needs to be set to 350 degrees F.
  • Prepare the pan. Spray an 8X8 baking pan with a non stick cooking spray or line the pan with foil or parchment paper.  
  • Combine the cheesecake. In a large bowl, add egg and vanilla and other cheesecake layer ingredients until smooth and creamy.  We used an electric hand mixer to easily combine the cheesecake filling.
  • Press the cookie dough into the baking dish. Take half of the cookie dough and press it into the bottom of the pan to create the crust of the cheesecake bars. You can lightly dust your fingers with flour to keep the dough from sticking to your hands.  
Process of making cheesecake filling and dough.
  • Mix together the cinnamon and sugar. In a small bowl, add the cinnamon and sugar mixture and mix together for the crust and topping.  Sprinkle half this mixture on top of the cookie dough in the baking pan.  
  • Add the cheesecake mixture. Then spread the cream cheese mixture on top. Spread this evenly all over the snickerdoodle cookie dough.  
  • Top with cookie dough. Then drop pieces of the remaining sugar cookie dough on top of the cheesecake layer randomly.  Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture evenly on top. 
  • Bake. Then bake for 35 to 40 minutes until the top of the cheesecake bars are a light golden brown color and the center is set. Be careful that you do not overbake them.
  • Cool. Allow the cheesecake bars to cool completely at room temperature and then chill in the refrigerator before cutting and serving.  Chill the bars for a minimum of 4 hours but overnight is ideal so that they can fully set.

Snickerdoodle cheesecake bars cut into squares.

How do you cut a cheesecake bar?

Gently press down without using a sawing motion. This will help to keep the bars looking precise and clean.

Wipe off the knife after each cut to reduce excess on the knife. You can dip it into warm water to keep it clean and make it easy to cut. Dipping the knife into the water and wiping clean leave the biggest impact.

This will help the bars to cut easily and look great every single time.

How to serve?

The bars can be served at room temperature or chilled. They are delicious either way.

This recipe is so versatile and easy to enjoy.

Snickerdoodle cheesecake bars cut into squares.

Do Snickerdoodle cheesecake bars need to be refrigerated?

Yes, they need to be refrigerated due to the cream cheese in the recipe.

How to store:

These can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Make sure to place them inside an airtight container so they will stay fresh.

Snickerdoodle cheesecake bars cut into squares.

How to freeze:

The bars can be frozen up to 3 months. Make sure the bars are completely frozen before freezing.

Cover with plastic wrap and place inside an airtight container.

I also would put a layer of parchment paper in between the bars to prevent them from sticking.

When ready to enjoy, allow to thaw in the refrigerator.

These bars freeze well so it is great to make in advance. If you have a party or want to make for the holidays, save time and freeze them ahead of time.

Snickerdoodle cheesecake bars cut into squares.

Substitution ideas:

  • Instead of premade sugar cookie dough, feel free to make homemade dough.
  • Substitute any type of crust you like. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough would be fabulous. Another tasty suggestion is Salted Caramel dough for the crust.
  • Skip the cookie dough and use a graham cracker crust for the bars.
  • Use a food processor and crumble Golden Oreos or regular Oreo cookies with butter. This makes a great crust and tastes amazing with the cheesecake.

There are lots of easy ideas to change the flavor for more tasty ways to enjoy this recipe.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Use room temperature cream cheese so the cheesecake filling will be smooth and without lumps.
  • Try to place the cookie dough layer as evenly as possible into the pan. You can dampen your fingers to make it easier to press the dough.
  • The tops of the bars should be golden brown when they are finished baking.
Snickerdoodle cheesecake bars cut into squares.

Everyone will love this recipe.

This is definitely a tried and true favorite. Friends and family will enjoy this fabulous treat that is so easy to make.

Each bite is the perfect combination of cheesecake and snickerdoodle cookies. It really is so amazing.

These bars make a tasty treat for special occasions but we make them all the time. They are so easy and we love to enjoy them for after school snacks and more.

Give this recipe a try. I promise you will be so glad you did. They are absolutely amazing for any day of the week.

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Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars

4.91 from 10 votes
Everything you love about snickerdoodle cookies and cheesecake combine for the best Snickerdoodle cheesecake bars. Each bite is rich and decadent.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Chill 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 50 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 290

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CRUST AND TOPPING:
  • 16.5 oz Pre-made Sugar Cookie Dough
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • FOR THE CHEESECAKE LAYER:
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 8X8 baking pan with a non stick cooking spray or line the pan with foil or parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the cheesecake layer ingredients until smooth and creamy.
  • Take half of the cookie dough and press it into the bottom of the pan to create the crust of the cheesecake bars. You can lightly dust your fingers with flour to keep the dough from sticking to your hands.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar for the crust and topping.  Sprinkle half this mixture on top of the cookie dough in the baking pan.
  • Then spread the cream cheese mixture on top.
  • Then drop pieces of the remaining sugar cookie dough on top of the cheesecake layer randomly.  Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture evenly on top.
  • Then bake for 35-40 minutes until the top of the cheesecake bars are a light golden brown color and the center is set.
  • Allow the cheesecake bars to cool completely at room temperature and then chill in the refrigerator before cutting and serving.  Chill the bars for a minimum of 4 hours but overnight is ideal so that they can fully set.
  • Then enjoy!

Recipe Notes

These can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 290kcal, Carbohydrates 37g, Protein 3g, Fat 14g, Saturated Fat 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 37mg, Sodium 178mg, Potassium 88mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 27g, Vitamin A 288IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 24mg, Iron 1mg

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