Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

These slightly chewy cinnamon bar cookies are made with a cinnamon swirl added to the batter. *UPDATE: As of Aug 31 '09 I have reduced the amount of sugar from 1 1/2 to 1 cup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F Mix flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  2. Beat eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed.
  3. Add 2/3 cup of the sugar; beat until light and fluffy.
  4. Add vanilla.
  5. Add flour mixture, beating just enough to blend in flour.
  6. Spread batter in greased 13x9-inch pan.
  7. Beat butter, remaining 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon in medium bowl until light and fluffy.
  8. Drop on top of batter; swirl into batter.
  9. Bake 25 to 30 minutes.
  10. Cool in pan on wire rack then cut into 20 bars, 2 1/2x3-inch each.
Most Helpful

My friends loved them, but I found them to be a little on the bland side. I would maybe keep the original amount of sugar, but do half granulated and half brown. Also, I used margarine...I would strongly recommend you use REAL butter! lol! Don't skimp! I'd add more cinnamon next time too...

sandithepirate October 12, 2009

These were easy to make but very sweet. I read the other reviews before making and cut back on the sugar and they were still really sweet for us.

bmcnichol August 31, 2009

These were good but too sweet, I thought. Next time I will add a bit of cinnamon in the batter and only use half of the topping mixture. I like having a bar cookie that isn't chocolate though. Thanks for posting!

lucid501 April 30, 2008