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Fantastic Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars

Snickerdoodle cookies have been considered one of my favored matters as a kid, and these Fantastic Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars are the ones cookies on a whole new level!

Fantastic Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars

Fantastic Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter softened
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cups Brown Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 2 3/4 Cups Flour

For the Cheesecake

  • 8 ounces 1 package Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Large Egg

For the Topping

  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoon Cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×13-inch baking pan with foil and nonstick spray.
  • Beat the butter and sugars until smooth, about 1 minute. Add in the eggs and vanilla and beat again.
  • Stir together the cream of tartar, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and flour. Add to the butter mixture and beat until combined.
  • Divide dough in half.
  • Press half of the dough into the pan. Set the other half aside.

For the Cheesecake

  • Beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the sugar and vanilla and beat again. Finally, add the egg and mix until combined. Do not over-beat.
  • Pour the cheesecake on top of the cookie dough.
  • Crumble the remaining dough on top of the cheesecake.
  • In a small bowl, mix the cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle all of it on top of the bars.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, carefully remove to a wire rack or on hot pads to cool on the counter for 1 hour.
  • Place in the refrigerator and chill for 2-3 hours before slicing and serving.

Notes

It’s crucial that your ingredients are all room temperature before you begin making these cheesecake bars. If your cream cheese or eggs are too cold, the cheesecake filling will have lumps in it and the texture of the finished bars will be off.

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