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Brown Butter Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Bars

My Brown Butter Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Bars will make anyone’s day a little brighter!

Brown Butter Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Bars

I fell in love. With these cookie bars!!! Brown butter, sweet cinnamon and sugar, oh my!! This dough was literally deadly. I kept going back for little tastes.

Now, you will need to find some cinnamon chips. I know some grocery stores sell them, but many don’t. Keep your eyes out for them. If you are not having any luck, I found some on Amazon you can order, and trust me they are worth every penny!

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Here is your line up of ingredients. Left to right:  eggs, brown and granulated sugar, cinnamon sugar, flour, cinnamon chips, vanilla and brown butter.

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Here are the cinnamon chips I found. For any of you in AZ, I found these perfect mini cinnamon chips by GYGI at Shar’s Bosch Kitchen.  Amazon has some available if you can’t find them in your stores.

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Brown your butter (see recipe below for full details)  and transfer it to your favorite mixing bowl or stand mixer.

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Add your sugars and mix well.

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Stir in your eggs.

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Vanilla up next!

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Slowly stir in your flour, salt and baking soda.

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Cinnamon time!

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Cinnamon Chips! Love these! LOVING my “You are the bacon to my eggs” sign. How fun is that for the kitchen?!

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Just wait until you sample this dough! Seriously to die for!

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Transfer your dough to a 9×13 inch baking dish. I like to line it with parchment so I can remove it once cooled and easily cut into squares.

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Press evenly.

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Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mix and time to bake. Nom Nom Nom 🙂

Brown Butter Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Bars


Brown Sugar Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Bars

Brown Butter Cinnamon Sugar Cookie BarsPrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 30 min | Total time: 45 min


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose Gold Medal Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup cinnamon chips
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 9×13 inch baking dish with parchment paper. Place butter into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Melt and cook until browned, swirling occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool for 20 minutes.
  2. Transfer butter to a large mixing bowl or stand mixer. Add sugar, mixing until well combined. Add eggs and vanilla, stirring well. Slowly add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and cinnamon chips, mixing until just combined. Transfer to prepared baking dish, pressing evenly. Place sugar and cinnamon into a small mixing bowl, stirring then sprinkling over top of pressed dough. Bake for 25-30 minutes until baked through. Remove from oven and let cool for 30 minutes then cut into square and serve.

Makes 12-16 Servings

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  1. 1

    I love that they’re brown sugar based AND with cinnamon chips! Two of my fave things! Delish, Jenny! pinned

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    They look scrumptious! I’ve never come across cinnamon chips, which is probably for the best! Sure do sound yummy.

  3. 3

    There is so much yum going on in that title that I don’t even know what to do with myself.
    Except, make these. Obviously. These look fab!

  4. 4

    DROOL! these sound and look amazing!

  5. 5

    I LOVE that these have brown butter! My favorite! And cinnamon chips are the best 🙂

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    I so want some of these right now!

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    marla says:

    Mmmmmm. Love these Jenny 🙂

  9. 9

    I am SUCH a sucker for these flavors…this recipe is dangerous for me to have 🙂

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    Tieghan says:

    I love bar cookies like and these flavors sound so good! Brown sugar and cinnamon? Yes!

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    Maria says:

    These look SO good! I want them for breakfast!

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    Liz says:

    Thank you for the nice recipe. Have a Great Week!

  13. 13

    Omg, Jenny. I’m drooling just looking at these photos! The brown butter addition is amazing!

  14. 14

    These look so yummy! Here in KY I can usually find cinnamon chips(and lots of other varieties) at Meijer.

  15. 15

    These look INSANE!!!! great recipe Jenny!!

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    naomi says:

    I want to stuff my face with a whole pan of these!!

  17. 17

    These look so buttery good! I love cinnamon chips and isn’t great that if all else fails Amazon probably has it!

  18. 18

    These look heavenly! I did spot some cinnamon chips at our supermarket, so I’ll definitely be trying these. Pinning!

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    Karly says:

    These are SCREAMING my name!

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    OMG!! These are flipping amazing!!

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    Sarah Searle says:

    These look delish….totally going to make them! I have found Hershey’s Cinnamon Chips at Wal-Mart, they seem to always have them. They’re not always by the regular chocolate chips, sometimes they’re across the aisle by the sprinkles (I know weird, but that’s how Wal-Mart is…)

  22. 22

    I have 2 bags of cinnamon chips at home and until now, nothing to make with them. Thanks

  23. 23

    First of all, that cinnamon sugar topping looks AMAZING! So yum.
    I have been hoarding a bag of cinnamon chips I had leftover from making cinnamon chip banana bread. This reminds me to fish those out of my freezer and make something delish! I find them every once in awhile at Walmart too (which a previous comment said).
    Beautiful photos as always!

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    Priscilla says:

    How much is a STICK of butter butter. Is it quarter cup

  25. 25

    I’ll have to keep my eyes out for cinnamon chips!

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    Tiffany says:

    What a great looking recipe! I will be making these, soon. Pinning!

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    jane says:

    These look great!! I am in the process of making them and don’t see what temperature to bake them at. (maybe I missed it)

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    SandyN says:

    At what temperature do we bake these at – 350F (180C) or 375F (190C)? Thanks – they look incredible!! 😉

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    Mercedes says:

    Oh wow, these are making my mouth water! They look so gooey and delicious!

  30. 30

    Oooh yum! Ground cinnamon and cinnamon chips = divine! 🙂

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    Julie says:

    What temp do these bake at? I couldn’t find it in the recipe and I’m ready to put them together…they sound delish!

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    michael says:

    oh wow…MMM those look good, I could eat a couple of those right now! I have never had these before but I am going to make them.

    check out my site sometime,

    Michael 🙂

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    Gaby says:

    I loove those cinnamon chips, they make everything so good!

  34. 34

    I LOVE using cinnamon chips. These bars look amazing. I want one topped with a giant scoop of ice cream 🙂

  35. 35

    These bad boys are totally going on my to make list!!! 🙂 Seriously, they just look so moist and chewy, yummmmm!!

  36. 36

    Brown sugar in an recipe is right up my alley! This look amazing!

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    Karen says:

    Am I missing the baking temperature? I don’t see it! This looks amazing.

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    Hannah says:

    I made these tonight…delicious!!! I noticed you didn’t have an oven temp, but I baked mine at 350 and they came out great. Thank you for the recipe!

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    Cinnamon chips are the best! I love cookie bars too – they’re dangerously easy to put together!

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    Kathryn says:

    I just put a pan of these in the oven! I’ve got a cold and can’t smell anything, but they sure do look good!

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    HanaS says:

    What a shame, I have no idea where to get the cinnamon chips around here…

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      Jenny says:

      Try Walmart. 🙂

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        HanaS says:

        Thank you, Jenny, but we don’t have any Walmart here in the Czech Republic. That’s what I meant by saying I was sure we wouldn’t get them here. But I will keep looking anyway, I’ve saved the recipe 🙂

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    Julie says:

    Just letting anyone know that is looking for the cinnamon chips, I found them today at WalMart. There is quite a big baking display set up in the middle aisles near the food section and they were there. Hershey brand. Making the bars tonight!

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    Lindsey says:

    Hi Jenny – I made these last night and they are super delicious. Can I ask you a question about the brown butter – am I supposed to scrape all the little darkened bits stuck to the bottom of the pan into the batter? I just poured the butter in and still got some of the darkened bits, but I wonder if I missed out on some deeper flavor.

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    I’ll have to track down some cinnamon chips because these sound amazing!!!

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    Jaime says:

    Hi Jenny!
    I just made these and they are AMAZING!! I just need to work on my brown butter skills. I turned my back and the butter bubbled out of my pot all over my stovetop. 🙂

  47. 47

    I need a whole pan of these! ASAP!

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    michelle says:

    So glad I found your blog! What a great recipe. I made it last night and boy are you right the batter is AMAZING! They were so incredibly scrumptious last night. I have a question about storing them – they are kind of hard this morning even though last night they were soft and delicious. I stored them in an airtight container uncut…is there something else you do? I think I will just pop the dish back in the oven to slightly warm them to serve today but I would love your thoughts! Thanks for a yummy recipe – my kitchen smelled great for hours!

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    Kathryn says:

    I loved the flavor of the bars, but I too found them to be dry. Next time I’d cook them for just 20 minutes, rather than the suggested 25-30 (I cooked them for 25, and my oven is well-calibrated). Not to despair, I threw the whole batch into the food processor, then stirred in those fine crumbs with some cream cheese, some turbinado sugar, and a few more cinnamon chips. I rolled the whole batch into balls, chilled them, then dipped them in dark chocolate. Voila, brown butter cinnamon cookie truffles!

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    kate says:

    These are delicious! Mine were perfect and moist. The only change I made was home made cinnamon chips because I could not find them in the store. This one’s a keeper and reminiscent of my great great aunts Blondie recipe.

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    Patty says:

    These were fantastic! My only issue is that the edges puffed up much higher than the center making those pieces harder to serve. Do you know why the edges would puff up like that when it bakes or how to prevent it? I lined my pan with parchment. Thanks!

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    Sarah says:

    I was super excited to make these, but sadly I agree with Kathryn and Michelle. I can’t say what the texture would have been like right after they cooled because I made them a day in advance, but the next day they were very dry – the outisde pieces were almost like a crunchy crumbly cookie, and the inside less so but still more done than I like my cookies even.

    I’ll take Kathryn’s advice and turn these into snickerdoodle cookie truffles!

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    Vlada says:

    I made these with chocolate chips instead of cinnamon chips and they were still QUITE delicious. Kinda like a cross between good ol’ toll house chocolate chip cookies and coffee cake, I guess? Can’t wait to try them again!

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    Kristen says:

    I’m somehow missing how much cinnamon to put in the bars because it seems like the teaspoon would not be enough?

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    Michaele says:

    I decided to try this recipe at 10 p.m. and didn’t have cinnamon chips, so I made a few changes.
    *doubled the 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in the bar mix
    *doubled the topping

    Took these bars to my grandson’s “5 Years Cancer-Free” party and people were stuffing them in their purses. Today I am trying them with gluten-free flour.

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