So M gave me a small challenge this weekend- to bake a sweet treat of some sort! She was nice enough to give me some options, and when I saw Snickerdoodle Blondies I jumped at it! Here’s how that conversation went:
Props to Lisa for creating this fantastically delish recipe!
It took me 10 minutes to prep, 35ish in the oven, and no time in the store, because I had everything in my pantry!!!! This is huge. I never have all the ingredients for a recipe in the house, I always have to run to the store- so this was extra exciting for me.
First you mix the dry goods (flour, baking soda, and salt) in a small bowl, then the butter, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla in the mixer. Once that’s blended, add the flour mixture and mix until smooth. While that’s blending, mix the cinnamon and sugar and set aside. Then, scoop and smooth batter evenly into a greased 9×13 baking dish, then sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture and bake at 350 for 30 minutes or so.
See how short and sweet the instructions are?!?!
I thought I cut them fairly small, but they’re very sweet, so next time I might cut them a bit smaller, maybe bite size. Although, I can forsee that being a huge problem too….if they were bite-size, they’d fit into baggies to carry around and nibble on…..Hm. There’s an idea….
The thing I love about these bars is that they could be served so many different ways! We just ate them plain the first time, hot out of the oven. Delectable.
I also had one tonight with a cup of coffee….dipped it right in there just like you would with a biscotti (but this is way better…like a cross between biscotti and coffee cake)
I want to try serving them hot with vanilla bean ice cream on top.
Or cut them a little bigger and make homemade ice cream sandwiches.
The possibilities seem endless….and slightly problematic since they could be served at any time of day haha
This will be my new potluck dessert.
2 2/3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup butter, at room temperature
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 Tablespoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease a 9×13 pan. In a small bowl, mix flour, salt, and baking soda. In a mixing bowl, mix butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth. Then add the flour mixture and mix again until smooth. Then spread the batter even into the pan. Mix the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl, and sprinkle all of it over the batter in the pan. Then bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the surface springs back when you gently touch it. (Mine ended up being in the oven for closer to 45 minutes) Cut them while they’re still warm from the oven and serve!
I made mine yesterday afternoon, and they’re still nice and soft…..maybe I’ll have just one more 😉