Fantastic Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars

Oh Sweet Basil

Ready in: 180 minutes
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24


  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 cups Brown Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 8 ounces (1 package) Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 Teaspoon Cream of Tartar
    Spices and Seasonings;Baking
  • 1 Large Egg
    Milk, Eggs, Other Dairy
  • 2 Large Eggs
    Milk, Eggs, Other Dairy
  • 2 3/4 cups Flour
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter, softened
    Milk, Eggs, Other Dairy
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 913 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.

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