Brown Butter Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Bars

These cinnamon cookies are in bar form and make the most delicious rich gooey bars! My Brown Butter Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Bars will make anyone’s day a little brighter! They’re so chewy, cinnamon sweet, and easy to make!

If you love dessert recipes like we do, try our Gooey Biscoff Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars too.

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Cinnamon Cookies

These cinnamon cookie bars could not be more delicious! 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!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • So Rich. The flavors in these cinnamon cookie bars cannot be beat. Everyone raves about them.
  • Easy To Make. These bars are quick and easy to make for your upcoming parites.
  • Easy To Take To Parties. I love bringing bars to parties, because they’re so easy to transport in the 9 x 13 inch baking pan.

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What You’ll Need

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make these cinnamon cookies at home. See the recipe card at the bottom of the post for full instructions.

  • Butter– I use salted butter for my recipes. Unsalted works just fine too. The butter is browned for this recipe.
  • Eggs– For consistency, I use large eggs for my recipes.
  • Pure Vanilla Extract– Use pure vanilla extract for best tasting results.
  • Brown Sugar– I use light brown sugar for this recipe.
  • Granulated Sugar– Granulated sugar is a fine white sugar. It’s used to make the cookie bars and sprinkled on top with the cinnamon.
  • Ground Cinnamon– Ground cinnamon is added to the cookie bars and also sprinkled on top of the bars.
  • All-Purpose Flour– Flour is the main dry ingredient for the cinnamon cookies.
  • Cinnamon Chips– Cinnamon chips can be tricky to find in every grocery store. Use white chips as a substitution.
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How To Make Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Bars

Preheat Oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 9×13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.

Brown Butter. Place butter in small saucepan over medium-low heat. Swirl and melt completely. Butter will boil. Continue to swirl and cook until butter turns golden brown and brown bits start forming on bottom of pan. Once butter has a nutty scent and is deep golden brown, remove from heat and transfer to a heat proof bowl. Make sure you spoon out all little black bits from the saucepan. Let brown butter cool at least 15 minutes before using in the cookie recipe.

Prepare Cookie Dough. Transfer butter to a large mixing bowl or stand mixer. Add sugar, mixing until well combined. Add eggs and vanilla, stirring well.

Dry Ingredients. Slowly add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and cinnamon chips, mixing until just combined.

Transfer Cookie Dough To Baking Dish. 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. Bake for 25-30 minutes until baked through. Remove from oven and let cool for 30 minutes then cut into square and serve.

Recipe Tips For Success

  • Watch Brown Butter Closely. You’ll need some patience when browning butter. Once it starts to brown, it happens quick. Swirl pan and remove when browned.
  • Use Plastic Knife. Use a plastic knife for easy cutting into squares. No sticking.
  • White Chips as Substitute. If you can’t find cinnamon chips, substitute with white chips.
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How To Serve

Serve these cinnamon cookie bars warm or room temperature at your next party where dessert is needed.

Leftovers

Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Refrigerate or keep at room temperature.

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Brown Butter Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Bars

Brown Butter Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Bars

These Brown Butter Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Bars will make anyone's day a little brighter! They're so chewy, delicious, and easy to make!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 224kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $25
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Equipment

  • Oven
  • 9 x 13 inch baking dish
  • parchment paper
  • mixing bowl
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • mixing spoon
  • plastic knife

Ingredients

  • 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 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

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees 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.
  • 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.

Notes

  • Watch Brown Butter Closely. You’ll need some patience when browning butter. Once it starts to brown, it happens quick. Swirl pan and remove when browned.
  • Use Plastic Knife. Use a plastic knife for easy cutting into squares. No sticking.
  • White Chips as Substitute. If you can’t find cinnamon chips, substitute with white chips.

Nutrition

Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 237mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: cinnamon cookies, cinnamon sugar cookies, cookie bars recipe
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82 Responses
  1. Jocelyn@Brucrewlife

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

  2. Nutmeg Nanny

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

  3. michael

    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 🙂

  4. Julie

    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!

  5. SandyN

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

  6. jane

    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)
    Thanks

  7. Melissa @ Treats With a Twist

    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!

  8. Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion

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

  9. Sarah Searle

    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…)

  10. Julia @ hungryandconfused

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

  11. Liz @ Virtually Homemade

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

  12. Therese (getpartychic.com)

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

  13. Julie @ Table for Two

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

  14. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    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!

  15. Lily (A Rhubarb Rhapsody)

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

  16. Averie @ Averie Cooks

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

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