Snickerdoodle Blondies

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Snickerdoodle Blondies are one of my favorite dessert recipes ever.

stack of Snickerdoodle Blondies

Theres’s something you need to know about these Snickerdoodle Blondies. They are absolutely the most delicious dessert bar that you’ve ever eaten. At every single event I’ve brought these to, people beg for the recipe and they can’t stop eating them. They’re truly incredible.

Clearly, I have an Obsession with Snickerdoodles!

I like to think that there will be a special calorie-free place in heaven reserved for Snickerdoodle lovers like me. There will be beaches made of cinnamon-sugar sand and surfboards made of Snickerdoodle Cookies. On a nearby magical mountain, I’ll ski down frozen layers of Snickerdoodle Ice Cream, maneuvering the mogul-like scoops with ease as I stop for a nibble every now and then. I’ll live in a seaside castle made of Snickerdoodle Cake and sleep in a bed made of tender Snickerdoodle Marshmallows. My computer will sit upon a desk made of Superdoodles, just in case I get a hankering for extra cinnamon in my land filled with sweetness. And the steps to the castle will be made of Snickerdoodle Blondies.

Snickerdoodle Blondies

It’ll be a shocker if I ever actually make it inside my castle since I’ll be greeted the deliciousness of these blondies every time I approach my home.  Upon taking a bite, my taste buds will first be delighted with a light cinnamon-tainted glaze before my teeth break through the sugary crunch of the upper crust and into the tender Snickerdoodley interior.

Snickerdoodle Blondies with glaze

I realize that my vision is quite a stretch, but I’m quite sure that foodies everywhere are hoping for some kind of Gourmet Heaven in their afterlife.  I have my Mom to thank for my Snickerdoodle love.  She made them often as I was growing up, and they’ve always remained my favorite.  I’d take Snickerdoodles over Chocolate Chip any ‘ol day.  And those Snickerdoodle Marshmallows mentioned above?  I have yet to develop that recipe.

Thanks for indulging me with my cheesy Snickerdoodle story. I just love them so much. Be sure to try my Snickerdoodle Blondies, and let me know what you think!

Note about Cinnamon Chips:

They’re tougher to find in the markets these days, but you can still order them on Amazon (affiliate link). They’re optional to include in this recipe, but I really love them more with the cinnamon chips than without them.

If you are looking for more recipes for blondies, here are a few you might like to try:

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Snickerdoodle Blondies

These blondies have been one of my all-time favorite treats to make and share with friends. They are so good!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 bars
Calories 201kcal
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword snickerdoodle blondies

Ingredients

BLONDIES:

  • 2 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cinnamon chips (optional)

TOPPING:

  • 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • One pinch of nutmeg

GLAZE (optional)

  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

PREPARE THE BLONDIES:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 9x13-inch pan with nonstick spray. Line the pan with parchment and let it hang over the sides. Spray the parchment with nonstick spray too.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, cream of tartar and nutmeg; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the butter and brown sugar (3 to 5 minutes). Mix in the eggs, one at a time, and then the vanilla. Keep beating until the mixture is smooth.
  • Stir in the flour mixture until well blended. If using cinnamon chips, stir them in now. The batter will be thick. Spread it evenly into the prepared pan. Spray your hands with cooking spray and use them to pat the mixture down evenly.

ADD THE TOPPING AND BAKE:

  • Combine the topping ingredients in a small bowl; sprinkle evenly on top of batter. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until the surface of the blondies springs back when gently pressed. Let the pan cool completely.

CUTTING AND ADDING OPTIONAL GLAZE:

  • When ready to cut, use the ends of the parchment paper to lift out the baked bars. Place it on a cutting board. If you’re adding the glaze, whisk the glaze ingredients in a medium bowl and drizzle onto the bars in a decorative fashion. Let the glaze set (this will work more quickly in the refrigerator) and then use a large, sharp knife to cut into bars.

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Notes

  • Nutritional information does not include cinnamon chips or glaze.
  • You don't have to use parchment paper in your pan if you don't have any.  You can always just bake them in the pan and then cut them and lift them out.  Baking w/ parchment though will help you to get the cleaner cuts seen in the photograph because you can take the whole thing out of the pan and work directly on a cutting board.
  • This is a very sweet treat.  Leave off the glaze if you wish, but it adds a good flavor to the top (and you can get a nice design out of it).  Put the glaze in a little zip bag, snip off the end and you'll have a way to squirt the glaze on in whatever decorative way you'd like.
  • If you have chunky, white, sparkling sugar, add that to the top too for extra sparkle.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar (without glaze) | Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 262IU | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg
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  • Dusty wrote:

    I made these for my son’s birthday party in kindergarten because he didn’t want cake. He loved them so much he’s asked for them every y birthday since (and parents have been known to fight over who gets to drop their kids off). I made them for his 14th birthday party today, my how time flies!

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Thanks for sharing that! Fun!

  • Cyndi wrote:

    Yes, an extra fifteen minutes firmed them up nicely. I was using a glass pan – that may have made the difference. They still smell wonderful. Can’t wait for them to cool enough to nibble.

  • Cyndi wrote:

    After half an hour at 350′ mine aren’t even close to done. I din’t use parchment paper because have none right now but don’t think it should have made that big a difference. They smell delicious so I hope another fifteen minutes or so fixes them.

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious wrote:

    As a huge snickerdoodle lover, these blondies are SCREAMING my name! And that
    “optional” glaze is absolutely heavenly!

  • Jeniece wrote:

    Just made these for a night in and the smell alone was worth the effort. I was expecting them to be denser with a bit more moisture but the flavour is still good. That being said, I forgot the sugar topping and I didn’t bother with the glaze (who wants to go buy whipping cream at 7pm on a Saturday?) Excuse me while I go stuff my face!

  • Jennifer wrote:

    THIS IS LITERALLY THE MOST AMAZING THING I HAVE EVER TASTED. Seriously. If you are trying to eat healthy, do not bake these, because no amount of willpower can keep you away from these. Amazing.

  • Shayla wrote:

    These are fabulous. I could eat the whole pan. Soft and Chewy. Even good after a few days. My husband and son thought the were the best bar I have ever made. First batch only had the Cinnamon topping. The second batch I forgot the Cinnamon topping, so I put the glaze on. Either way. Excellant

  • Lindsay @ PinchofYum wrote:

    I just made these… and, as expected, they were awesome.

  • catrin wrote:

    these are fantastic 🙂

  • michelle wrote:

    I made these this weekend and they were delish- I liked them better than another Snickerdoodle blondie I’ve made. They were thicker and chewier- yum!! I dind’t have time to make the glaze (took them to a function). Great recipe!