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Snickerdoodle Blondies

Craving homemade snickerdoodles but don’t have time or energy to roll a bunch of cookies? Try these Snickerdoodle Blondies! These bars are quick and easy to make, yet still packed full of that classic cinnamon flavor.

Cut snickerdoodle blondies arranged on a white plate that is set on a wire rack

INTRO

Dough for snickerdoodle blondies in a pan, with half of the dough covered with cinnamon-sugar

FROM COOKIES TO BLONDIES

I absolutely love my Easy Snickerdoodle Cookies recipe. In fact, so does pretty much everyone who tries them.

But I don’t always have time to portion and roll several dozen cookies. Like when I forget until last minute that I am supposed to take in treats to my daughter’s school…not that I speak from experience or anything.

Hand sprinkling cinnamon-sugar over the dough for snickerdoodle blondies

Thank goodness for blondie bars and bar cookies. Being able to whip up a batch of dough and bake it into bars has saved my rear-end more times than I can count.

After all, Funfetti Sugar Cookie Bars and Pumpkin Sugar Cookie Bars are just as delicious as Funfetti cookies and pumpkin sugar cookies. Just faster to make!

Freshly-baked snickerdoodle blondies in a parchment-lined pan, ready to be cut

The same rule applies with these Snickerdoodle Blondies. With cinnamon in the blondie batter and a sweet cinnamon-sugar topping, these bars pack just as much flavor as your favorite cookies.

They’re just a lot easier to make!

Baked and cut snickerdoodle blondies in a parchment-lined cooling rack

HOW TO MAKE SNICKERDOODLE BLONDIES

  • Whisk together dry ingredients
  • Beat together butter, brown sugar, and eggs
  • Add the dry ingredients
  • Spread dough into a 13×9-inch pan
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar topping
  • Bake, cut and enjoy!

Three stacked snickerdoodle blondies on a white plate. The top blondie has a bite taken out of it.

Making the dough for these blondie bars is pretty similar to making any cookie dough.

Simply combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. In a separate bowl, beat together the butter and brown sugar, then add the eggs and vanilla.

I like to use an electric hand mixer for this, but you could use a stand mixer or even do it by hand if you’re feeling adventurous.

White plate filled with snickerdoodle blondies on top of a wire rack alongside several scattered blondies

Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, then spread the dough into a prepared 13×9-inch pan. The dough will be pretty thick, kind of like cookie dough, so I like to use a greased spatula or slightly damp hands for this.

In a small bowl, mix together the remaining sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Sprinkle this cinnamon-sugar mixture all over the top of the blondie batter before baking.

I like my blondies to be slightly under-done, so I’ll pull them out of the oven when they are just set in the center.

Now all that’s left is to see if you can wait for your Snickerdoodle Blondies to cool before you cut into them! They’re really that hard to resist.

Snickerdoodle blondies scattered on a cooling rack

Cut snickerdoodle blondies arranged on a white plate that is set on a wire rack

Snickerdoodle Blondies

Yield: 20-24 blondies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Craving homemade snickerdoodles but don’t have time or energy to roll a bunch of cookies? Try these Snickerdoodle Blondies! These bars are quick and easy to make, yet still packed full of that classic cinnamon flavor.

Ingredients

For the dough:

  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon grated or ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

For the topping:

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly grease and/or line a 9×13 inch pan. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together butter and brown sugar for 3-5 minutes. Add in the eggs one at a time, then the vanilla, and beat until smooth.
  3. Stir in the flour mixture until well blended. Spread evenly in prepared pan (mixture will be somewhat like a cookie batter, so it’s best to spread it out with a greased spatula or your hands). Combine the granulated sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a little bowl. Evenly sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture over the top of the batter.
  4. Bake 25-30 minutes or until the surface springs back when gently pressed. Cool before cutting.

Notes

Adapted from Dozen Flours

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Nutrition Information
Yield 24 Serving Size 1 bar
Amount Per Serving Calories 189Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 36mgSodium 200mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 1gSugar 16gProtein 2g

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Mary Kathleen Edwards

Wednesday 9th of December 2020

can you freeze them

Jamie

Wednesday 9th of December 2020

I think they would be totally fine to freeze.

JMOM

Friday 31st of August 2018

This is one of my go-to dessert recipes. My family loves these. I add some white chocolate chips to the mix, not too much, but the flavor really pops when you hit a sweet spot. So my nephew was just diagnosed with Celiac disease and can't have these anymore. He's so upset. Is there any way to make these gluten-free? I read online that using gluten free flour and xanthan gum may work if substituted for the flour. Possibly adding another egg too. What are your thoughts or suggestions?

Jamie

Sunday 9th of September 2018

Hello! I'm so glad to hear you love the blondies. I haven't attempted this recipe with gluten-free flour, so I am not sure of the result. If you happen to give it a try, I'd love to know how they turned out. Thanks so much for stopping by. -Jamie

Stacey Green

Wednesday 14th of May 2014

I have made these four times in the last 2 months. I am a chocolate purist,so it takes something awesome to sway me....these are SO good. Try them,you won't be sorry!

Jamie

Monday 19th of May 2014

Stacey-

Thanks so much! It's great to hear that you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for stopping back to share and have a wonderful day!

-Jamie

Mee

Sunday 2nd of February 2014

Just made these, and they are chewy and delicious! It's better than a traditional snickerdoodle!

Jamie

Wednesday 5th of February 2014

Mee-

So great to hear! Thanks so much for stopping in to share and have a wonderful day!

-Jamie

Hayley

Monday 2nd of September 2013

OMG! I am in love! Can't wait for the husband to try them!!<3

Jamie

Monday 2nd of September 2013

Hayley,

Thank you so much! Stop back and let us know how he likes them! Have a lovely day and thanks for following MBA!

Jamie

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