Snickerdoodle Blondies

As I was trying to decide what to make the other day, I stood in my pantry looking at a bag of half eaten cinnamon chips that were just begging me to use them. I know I have professed my love of these little chips a few times over the past few months, but if you haven’t picked yourself up a bag yet, you really need to!  Instead of eating the entire bag of cinnamon chips by the handfuls like I wanted to do, I decided that I needed to find a recipe that I could throw them in. Anything cinnamony that could use an extra kick-that’s when I stumbled upon a recipe for these snickerdoodle blondies.

I am a big fan of all things snickerdoodle-muffins, cupcakes, cookies-you name it, I love it! I knew I had to give these blondies a whirl. The only bad thing about these blondies are that they are really easy to make. Like so super easy I would have no problem baking these guys at 2 in the morning then devouring the entire pan while my husband sleeps easy…yeah. Ten minutes and these guys are in the oven baking up an incredibly intoxicating aroma that is guaranteed to wake anyone within a 50 foot radius of your house. And don’t worry too much if you can’t find the elusive cinnamon chips, they taste just as great without them. Serve with a cup of piping hot chai tea and you will be in cinnamon heaven in no time! :D

Snickerdoodle Blondies

Yield: 24 blondies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Blondies:

  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cinnamon chips

For the Topping:

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F. Butter the bottom and sides of a 9×13 inch metal baking pan. Put a long piece of parchment paper in the bottom of the pan, letting the parchment extend up two sides of the pan and overhang slightly on both ends. Place another piece of parchment paper in the same manner, perpendicular to the first sheet. (This will make it easy to remove the bars from the pan after they have baked.)
In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter and brown sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, and then the vanilla. Beat, scraping the bowl, until thoroughly combined. On low speed, gradually add the flour mixture until just combined. Give the dough a final stir with a spatula or wooden spoon to make sure the flour is incorporated. Fold in cinnamon chips
Transfer the batter to prepared pan; using spatula, spread batter into corners of pan and smooth surface (batter will be thick).
To make the topping, in a small bowl combine the granulated sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg; sprinkle evenly over the top of the batter.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the surface springs back when gently pressed. Transfer pan to wire rack to cool completely. Using parchment overhang, lift brownies from pan and cut into 2-inch squares. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Source: adapted from Brown Eyed Baker, originally adapted from Dozen Flours

Can’t get enough of these yummy blondies? Check out a few of my favorites! :)

   Apple Toffee Blondies

   Raspberry Almond Blondies

   Butterfinger Blondies

   Chewy, Chunky Blondies

   White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Blondie

   Brewer’s Blondies

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17 Responses to “Snickerdoodle Blondies”

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — January 20, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

    These look fantastic, I’ll take a big plate!

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    Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide — January 20, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

    Blondie heaven! I need to find some cinnamon chips pronto.

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    Chung-Ah @ Damn Delicious — January 20, 2012 @ 2:07 pm

    I’m not much of a blondie fan but these look amazing!

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    cravesadventure — January 20, 2012 @ 2:42 pm

    I might have to give this recipe a whirl – love snickerdoodles and brownies/bars. Have a Great Weekend:)

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    femmefrugality — January 20, 2012 @ 3:52 pm

    Holy. Moly. Yum!

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    ChgoJohn — January 20, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

    Every time you mention the cinnamon chips I vow to find them when I go to the grocery. And every time I enter the grocery, I forget all about them. Your Blondies have firmed my resolve. I’ve just started a new grocery list and cinnamon chips are numero uno. Now let’s see if I remember the list. :)

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    thekalechronicles — January 20, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

    That topping looks just like cinnamon toast!

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    happywhennothungry — January 20, 2012 @ 6:36 pm

    These look amazing! I def need to try making these.

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    livingth3sw33tlife — January 20, 2012 @ 8:35 pm

    ohhh myy…. I’m SO tempted to make these RIGHT now!! I love hope the topping of the blondies adds that extra cinnamon crust *yum*

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    layersuponlayers — January 21, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

    I had to stop by. I am a big fan of snickerdoodles! I never thought about making them into squares. I just know these have to be good! I love that crispy sugar, cinnamon & nutmeg top! Oh, and cinnamon chips? Wow!

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    Hezzi-D — January 22, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

    These look delicious-I love the addition of the cinnamon chips! I stocked up over the holidays so I’d have a few extra bags so I’ll be trying these next week!

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    Erin — January 23, 2012 @ 7:43 am

    I really like adding the cinnamon chips to these! I am constantly pondering what to make with the random leftover ingredients in my cabinet.

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    juniakk @ mis pensamientos — January 24, 2012 @ 12:41 pm

    i love snickerdoodles and blondies… so i would LOVE this!!! awesome recipe sweet pea :)

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    huntfortheverybest — January 25, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    i just made these from another recipe. they are great. i like the addition of cinnamon chips!

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    Lacy @ NYCityEats — January 30, 2012 @ 1:46 pm

    Sadly I ALWAYS end up eating at least one handful of cinnamon chips! They’re just so darn good. I’m in love with these blondies. Well actually, I just fell in love with blondies and they’re enchanting deliciousness but snickerdoodles are a long time favorite. I just can’t imagine anything better than putting those two together. YUM!

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    HUGS & COOKIES XOXO — March 10, 2012 @ 3:29 pm

    MADE THEM, LOVED THEM , BLOGGED THEM AND LINKED TO U!!! THANKS FOR A WINNING SNICKERDOODLE BLONDIE!!!!

    • Christina replied: — March 27th, 2012 @ 8:52 pm

      I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the blondies! Thanks so much for letting me know how they turned out for you! :)

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