Snickerdoodle Blondies are awesome! Take some Snickerdoodle cookie dough, add some cinnamon chips and then glaze them with cinnamon icing. It makes for one delicious recipe. All of us have heard of Snickerdoodles–those wonderful sugar cookies that are rolled in a cinnamon-sugar mixture and taste so delicious. Snickerdoodle Blondies is a brownie rendition of that amazing recipe.
You can add a cinnamon icing glaze, or not, as you prefer, but the blondie itself tastes just like regular Snickerdoodles, even though they are denser and even more sensational with the addition of cinnamon chips in the batter. I’m salivating already!
My husband wanted to take some goodies with him to give away to a few people on a recent business trip to Colorado, but his admonition to me was to make something like my Chunky Blond Brownies — in other words, nothing gooey or messy! So I quickly went to my Pinterest Board “Cookies and Brownies Obsession” to see what would work.
Not seeing what I wanted I went on a search. I came across these and these (which I’ve now pinned)! My first batch of this recipe was made without the glaze, because most of these goodies were going to be traveling via airplane. Subsequent versions included adding the glaze, a cinnamon-sugar mixture and additional cinnamon chips on top before baking. Did these ever turn out fantastic!
Yes, this is a sugar high waiting to happen. Yes, Snickerdoodle Blondies are addicting. Yes, they smell heavenly and taste outrageous! And, yes, they met my prerequisite of not being too messy or sloppy! Not like my Luscious S’Mores Bars or my Paula Deen recipe for Black and White Cookie S’Mores where the marshmallow creme drools out of the middle. Even still, these amazing Snickerdoodle Blondies are worth making. If your family is fortunate enough to get any of these tasty treats they will be so thankful!
If you’re looking for a great tasting blondie recipe to whip up quickly, than Snickerdoodle Blondies is one to try. I’ve been cooking with cinnamon chips for a couple of years now and they make every cookie, every sweet bread, even cakes more delicious than without them. So, go ahead and get started on a batch of these goodies. You won’t be sorry….except when you come to the end of them and you have to start over!
When I initially posted this recipe in May 2013, it was right before I started taking food pictures with my Canon camera. While the pictures weren’t awful, they weren’t really sharp or clear either. So I’ve been busy for the past couple of years remaking all those first year blog recipes so I could get better pictures.
I recently remade this recipe (July 2016) for close friends who were moving. I gave them a batch of these goodies to take along as they travelled by car 1,200 miles from Texas to Florida. This time I decided to make it with the cinnamon glaze on top and I’m really glad I did. It was awesome with the glaze. She told me she was gobbling these treats down three at a time they were so good. 🙂 Unfortunately, I was in such a hurry to make them that I don’t have all the preparation pictures that I usually take. But you can get a general idea of what I did.
Snickerdoodle Blondies are a spectacular dessert bar.
These blondies have a dense texture the way brownies are supposed to have. They’re not cake-like. The cinnamon chips in the batter and added on top make these blondies devastatingly rich and decadent! The glaze seals the deal! 🙂
I added cinnamon chips on top and sprinkled a cinnamon-sugar mixture over top of the blondies before baking.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients for the blondie.
Soften butter, add brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, cream of tartar, and baking powder. Combine with an electric mixer until smooth. Add flour and 1 cup cinnamon chips. Spread into a greased 9×13″ baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon chips and cinnamon-nutmeg-sugar mixture. Bake at 350 about 30-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
For the glaze: Combine powdered sugar and cinnamon. Add vanilla and milk.
Whisk until you get the desired consistency.
After baking Snickerdoodle Blondies cool completely before adding cinnamon glaze. After glazing, allow blondies to set up about 15-20 minutes so that the glaze dries before cutting.
If you’ve never tried cinnamon chips in a recipe before you really need to try them. They are really sweet and greatly augment the cinnamon flavor in any recipe.
Take a tray of these to your next school or office function and you won’t have any left!
Here’s a close up so you can see the texture of this tasty blondie.
Here’s the recipe.
- 2 2/3 cup UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. cream of tartar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. nutmeg
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 tbsp. vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 10-oz. pkg. [url href=”http://www.hersheysstore.com/product/hersheys-cinnamon-baking-chips” target=”_blank”]Hershey’s cinnamon chips[/url], divided
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- pinch of nutmeg
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- Place butter, brown sugar, vanilla, eggs, salt, ¼ tsp. nutmeg, 1 tsp. cinnamon and baking powder in a large mixing bowl and cream with mixer until smooth.
- Add unbleached flour and 1 cup cinnamon chips.
- Stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
- Smooth into a 9×13” glass baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
- Sprinkle remaining cinnamon chips over top.
- Mix granulated sugar, pinch of nutmeg and 1 tsp. cinnamon in a small bowl.
- Sprinkle over top of Snickerdoodle Blondies.
- Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Cool completely before adding glaze.
- Cut into bars.
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1-2 tbsp. milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Cream with a mixer adding only enough milk to get a nice, thick consistency.
- Don’t let the texture get soupy or too thin or the glaze will dissolve into the bars rather than holding its shape.
Don’t Snickerdoodle Blondies look divine? The glaze makes them perfect!
These are great snacks to pack up for picnics, potlucks or to take along to sporting events and other games.
I know you’re drooling. Come over and grab one!