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Whole Wheat Snickerdoodle Bars

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Whole Wheat Snickerdoodle Bars

                                            Whole Wheat Snickerdoodle Bars

I’ve been outside today enjoying the 70-degree weather. Starting to clear out all the beds and pull the weeds that are already growing! Even the weeds have flowers. Kind of pretty until they take over the place. I came in to bake a quick sweet treat for my Mom.

My mom stays at my house every other week. My sister and I share responsibility for our mother who has dementia. My mother’s one pleasure is food, especially sweet food. So this week since she is with me I decided to make these for her. I came across this snickerdoodle recipe. I love snickerdoodle cookies. This recipe is easier than making cookies. I used freshly milled whole grain wheat flour and sucanat in place of the white flour and white sugar. Mom loved them and so did I. The bars definitely satisfied mom’s sweet tooth.The original recipe had cream cheese icing on them. I might try them that way on Easter. I’d better get back outside 🙂

Whole Wheat Snickerdoodle Bars

Whole Wheat Snickerdoodle Bars

Serves 16
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 22 minutes
Total time 42 minutes
Whole wheat snickerdoodle bars taste like the cookies but are so much easier to make.


  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup sucanat / sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour / all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice (omit if using all purpose flour)


I used a glass baking pan to make these in. You can use a metal baking pan. Top with a cream cheese frosting for special occasions. These freeze well.


Pre-heat oven to 375 F. Grease 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 pan.
Cream together softened butter and both sugars.
Add eggs, vanilla and cinnamon.
Mix well.
Add flour, baking soda and the cream of tartar.
Add orange juice if using whole wheat flour.
Mix well.
Spread into greased pan.
Bars are done when tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Whole Wheat Snickerdoodle Bars

12 thoughts on “Whole Wheat Snickerdoodle Bars”

  1. Pup Fan says:

    Yum… I love Snickerdoodles!

  2. Winifred says:

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  3. Pam Williams says:

    These look really yummy, my hubby loves snickerdoodles … we might have to try these with some coffee. I saw this post over at Janelle’s Comfy in the Kitchen linky. Blessings to you.

  4. Melanie says:

    Love that this is whole wheat! Thanks for sharing at Things I’ve Done Thursday.

  5. Miz Helen says:

    We just love Snickerdoodle’s and these bars looks awesome. We would really enjoy them, great recipe! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
    Miz Helen

  6. Peg says:

    This recipe looks fabulous. I can’t wait to try it. It might be today, actually! I’m an Ohioan too, btw! I’m also a gardener, crafter, and baker who loves a good bargain. I’m a thrift store and garage sale queen! Think I’ll follow your blog now. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. Cindy C says:

    I would really love to try these. My friend just gave me her old grain mill after she received a new one for Christmas. Can you tell me the purpose of the orange juice when using whole wheat? It ‘s the one ingredient I don’t have on hand. Thanks.

    1. Diane says:

      I add orange juice to make it moist. Freshly milled flour absorbs more liquid then white flour. It’s a personal choice and adds a few extra vitamins. Have fun with your mill. I miled some hard white wheat berries a couple hours ago. Love that smell 🙂

  8. lisa says:

    These look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday 🙂

  9. Alexandra says:

    These look amazing! Thanks for sharing at Talking Dollars and Cents

  10. Amy N. says:

    Can’t go wrong with snickerdoodles! Question though, what is sucanat? Never heard of it…

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