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Brown Butter Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Bars

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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. 51
    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!

  3. 53
    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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    […] Brown butter sugar cookie bars, only slightly adapted from Picky Palate […]

  6. 56
    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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    […] I learned how to do something new, and I think it turned out very well… Original recipe is here: What You Need 2 sticks unsalted butter 1 cup brown sugar, packed ½ cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 […]

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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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