Snickerdoodle Blondies

Snickerdoodle Blondies

Last year around this time I finally discovered the most amazing Snickerdoodle cookie recipe. After many miserable failed attempts, I finally found the one. The perfect snickerdoodle cookie that comes out spectacular each and every time. To celebrate the anniversary of the occasion I decided to bake yet another phenomenal snickerdoodle-esque dessert. I haven’t done too much with blondies to date, but the Coconut Chocolate Chunk ones that I made last year are definitely a favorite. I have been meaning to try more varieties, and these snickerdoodle blondies were a great place to start! With a brownie-like texture that melts in your mouth and the characteristic sugary-cinnamon coating that snickerdoodles are known for.

Snickerdoodle Blondies

The cinnamon-sugar topping forms a fantastic crackly-crust that adds a perfect complementary texture and flavor to the blondie. These smelled amazing while they were baking, and even better once out of the oven with their warm, cozy, cinnamon aroma wafting from the kitchen throughout the house.

Do you have a favorite blondie recipe?

One year ago: Bananas Foster Banana Bread
Two years ago: Homemade Bagels

Snickerdoodle Blondies

Yield: 24 blondies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 to 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking pan; set aside.

2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium bowl; set aside.

3. 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.

4. Spread the dough evenly into the pan (I found an offset spatula was the best tool for the job, as it's a thick batter). Combine the granulated sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle evenly over the top of the batter.

5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the surface springs back when gently pressed. Cool completely before cutting. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

(Recipe adapted from My Baking Addiction)

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  1. Laura on July 9, 2010 at 1:09 am

    I do! I feel like I also have found “the one” when it comes to blondies… I have a recipe that’s just amazing. I posted it with ugly-ish photos (here: http://onecaketwocake.com/2009/08/04/blondies/) but they’re so delicious it doesn’t matter what they look like. I’ll definitely try these as well though, snickerdoodle blondies sound amazing!

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  2. Lynda on July 9, 2010 at 2:45 am

    Great variation and recipe! Snickerdoodles are a favorite in our house, and I look forward to making this.

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  3. Paula on July 9, 2010 at 3:24 am

    I`m going to do this!

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  4. Ange on July 9, 2010 at 7:31 am

    I love snickerdoodles. They are my all-time favorite cookie. I’ve been looking for the perfect blondie to take on a bus trip next weekend and I’ve found it. I’m sold!

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  5. Tina from PA on July 9, 2010 at 10:13 am

    I like a traditional blondies made with lots of brown sugar , butter, pecans and coconut ! I made the snickerdoodle blondies last week , I was not too crazy about them , I didn’t think they tasted like snickerdoodles at all . I thought the baking powder was over powering . (maybe it was just me )

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    • Jen on July 10th, 2010 at 7:49 pm

      I didn’t have the same experience at all. In fact i think I like them MORE than snickerdoodles. The only difference I could taste was that I never put nutmeg in my regular ‘doodles. As for the baking powder, i think maybe you accidentally added too much. There wasn’t any flavor of it at all in mine.

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      • Tina from PA on July 13th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

        Maybe it was the nutmeg, but I was wondering if I was expecting more of the taste of the cream of tarter in snickerdoodle cookies .

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    • Tania on July 21st, 2010 at 11:51 am

      I didn’t taste the baking powder at all, but I wasn’t crazy about the nutmeg.

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  6. Alisa on July 9, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Looks like we have almost the exact same snickerdoodle blondie recipe! – http://www.onefrugalfoodie.com/2009/12/13/snickerdoodle-blondies-for-a-successful-party/

    They are yummy.

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  7. Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) on July 9, 2010 at 11:54 am

    These look delicious, and I love snickerdoodles!!

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  8. Rebecca on July 9, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    although i love all sorts of blondies, i have become quite popular amongst my friends for this recipe from Food & Wine:
    http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/chocolate-chip-pretzel-bars
    it’s got the great salty-sweet combo. i usually add in M&Ms (because hey – why not?) instead of the sprinkles. my friends demand it now for parties, potlucks, etc!

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  9. Steve on July 9, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Those look great! Can’t wait to make.

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  10. Sara on July 9, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    I’ll have to compare my snickerdoodles recipe with yours but I don’t have any good blondies recipe and yours looks soooo yummy!

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  11. Allison on July 9, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    I’ve made these before and they were so out of this world good! Of course, I think yours turned out prettier than mine did =)

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  12. Katrina on July 9, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    you’ve made my favorite cookie a blondie! My heaven.

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  13. Erin @ CelticHeart Designs on July 10, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I love making snicker doodle bars and cookies! Cinn and Sugar Rock!

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  14. Brittany on July 11, 2010 at 2:37 am

    Looks so delicious. That crust of cinnamon and sugar…to die for. Isn’t it exciting when you find “the one”

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  15. Bridget on July 12, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    I tried this recipe on Friday and the whole pan is gone!

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  16. Maria on July 12, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    I’ve made these with cinnamon chips. Aren’t they so good? Here is my variation. Love your photos!
    http://twopeasandtheirpod.com/snickerdoodle-blondies-with-cinnamon-chips/

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  17. Cookin' Canuck on July 12, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Love blondies, love snickerdoodles. These look fantastic!

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  18. jaclyn@todayslady on July 12, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    I have never had a snickerdoodle OR a blondie yet have wanted to make both….. why not kill two birds with one stone!! This recipe is perfect for that!! They look so yummy with the cinnamon sugar topping!

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  19. Theresa on July 12, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    I made these today. And the kitchen smelled wonderful! I don’t usually put nutmeg in snickerdoodles. It was a nice addition, but I am not sure I will put it in next time. My son and daughter love snickerdoodles. They thought these were really good. I take treats for the teachers I work with. I think they will be a hit! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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  20. Melissa on July 13, 2010 at 7:43 am

    I made these, and they were really good! I took them to work and they were gone before I could even take my first break. One guy even ate 6 pieces of it! My first try at blondies, and I’ll be addicted.

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  21. Tracy on July 13, 2010 at 10:37 am

    To answer your question, I love my pumpkin blondies. But these look wonderful too!

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  22. mara on July 13, 2010 at 10:46 am

    wow, these look tasty. love the idea of combining the two, great idea.

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  23. Debbie on July 13, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    I knew right away when I saw this I would have to make it. We love blondies, but sometimes it’s nice to have a break from all things chocolate (did I just say that…). These are fantastic. Love your blog!

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  24. Baking Serendipity on July 13, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    These look delicious! Anything with this much cinnamon and sugar is definitely a win in my book :)

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  25. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction on July 13, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Yum! These look lovely… I love the cinnamon sugar crust on the top of those blondies!

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  26. Jen @ How To: Simplify on July 13, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Oh my goodness…these look absolutely delicious!

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  27. Gitte on July 13, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Snickerdoodle Blondies, perfect. What else is there to say. Just perfect.

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  28. Steve on July 13, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    How can you not like anything called “snickerdoodle”.

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  29. Kocinera on July 14, 2010 at 3:21 am

    Ohhhhh wow! These look so incredible. They’re definitely gonna be making an appearance in my kitchen!

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  30. Heather @ (The Single Dish) on July 14, 2010 at 11:33 am

    I love this recipe! I love blondies and snickerdoodles, so putting them together looks amazing!

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  31. Nicole on July 14, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    We made these last Sunday and they are delicious! We like them better than snickerdoodle cookies.

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  32. Heather I. on July 14, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    I cannot wait to try these! Snickerdoodles are a childhood favorite of mine, but I rarely make them. These look even easier. So far, my favorite blondie recipe has been this: http://sweetandsavorytooth.com/?p=152. These could be a new favorite, though!

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  33. Fuji Mama on July 14, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Oooooh, I had never thought of doing anything like this! These sound and look amazing! It helps that I LOVE snickerdoodles. :)

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  34. Just Food Snobs on July 14, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    You had me at cinnamon sugar crusted topping, thanks for sharing! I love anything snickerdoodle and will be baking these soon!

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  35. Janna M on July 15, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies. The recipe that I have is great but doesn’t make enough cookies. I’m going to try out your recipe next time.

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  36. katie on July 16, 2010 at 2:05 am

    Wow!! These look fabulous! I adore cinnamon and snickerdoodles.

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  37. Amber on July 16, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    I am heading to the kitchen to make these right now. Wow, they sound really good. I’ve recently found your blog and I’m really enjoying it. Your tutorial on blog photography has really helpe me. Thanks!

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  38. madge @ vegetariancasserolequeen on July 16, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    I have never made nor eaten anything but the traditional blondie, but this one looks amazing! Beautiful pic, too…

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  39. Mackenzie@ The Caramel Cookie on July 18, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Oh my gosh!!!! Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies! These look great!

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  40. lindsay on July 19, 2010 at 9:24 am

    i made these last night…yum! thank you for sharing the recipe!

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  41. Becki Sue on July 19, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    I made these last night. The only change I made was to cut the vanilla back to 2 tsp. My blondies turned out exactly like your pictures. They smelled divine while cooking. Everyone is enjoying. My husband really likes them with his morning coffee.

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  42. Tania on July 21, 2010 at 11:56 am

    I made these over the weekend and they were great! The barely lasted 24 hours! The texture was fantastic, but I didn’t care so much about the nutmeg. I don’t recall ever using nutmeg for snickerdoodles and although it was interesting I think I may just omit it or cut in half next time. I also didn’t use all of the topping. That I will be cutting in half next time. I was able to give a good coating to the top with just half of that mixture. Great recipe!

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  43. MamaOnDaGo on July 26, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Was looking for a new recipe. This one looks like a winner!!!!

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  44. Becky Sue Cook on July 26, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Okay so, I sent this recipe to my friend and she made them for our Grand Canyon Trip. They were a hit! I am making them tonight! Thanks so much for this recipe. They are so yummy! Just goes to show not all things need to be chocolate. :)

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  45. Monica on July 28, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Omg! i made these over the weekend and they were .. .AMAZING!! everybody loved them and they were soooo easy to make!!!!!

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  46. sumac on July 30, 2010 at 6:33 am

    Just going to have to force myself to have one more piece to make sure I like it…! Force? Yeah right…so good. My sister loves cinnamon, this is definately the one for her b’day. Now I’m going to have to try to make these snickerdoodle cookies you all seem to love – I’ve never heard of them in Australia.

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  47. Misa on August 11, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Thanks so much for posting this recipe!
    I just made it to bring to work tomorrow. They’re amazing!!

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  48. Stacy Baker on August 20, 2010 at 8:41 am

    I really enjoyed these, especially the texture. Nice and soft, with a slight crunch from the cinnamon topping. I liked that they stayed soft, without drying out. My kids and husband ate them, but didn’t rave about them. I think they were too plain for their liking – they prefer treats with chocolate! I’ll try your chocolate/coconut blondies next. Regardless, I enjoyed these Snickerdoodle Bars. I probably won’t be making them again, however, because it looks like I’m the one eating most of the pan!

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  49. Foodlvr on August 24, 2010 at 11:41 am

    OMG this looks wonderful. I love snicker doodles and have baked my share of them. Never thought of putting Snickerdoodles together with Blondies. I can see these in my sons lunch box in the future, if the pan makes it that far!

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  50. Kristin on October 4, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    I have a question for you. I loved these blondies and want to adapt them to make a pumpkin version. I’m looking at this compared to a pumpkin snickerdoodle recipe I found on this site: http://www.recipegirl.com/2007/11/05/pumpkin-snickerdoodles/ . The cookie recipe uses a lot more flour and 1 less egg to accomodate the pumpkin puree, but I’m not sure that ratio would give the same dense, chewy texture that I love about these blondies. What would you suggest? Would using 1 egg and only 1/4 c. of pumpkin work, or would that be too little pumpkin flavor? I’m not as familiar with creating recipes due to the crazy amount of science that’s involved with all the ratios. :) I appreciate any ideas you have! Thanks.

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    • Michelle on October 5th, 2010 at 11:44 am

      Hi Kristin, I’ve actually been wanting to do this very thing. I am going to do some testing this week and hopefully have a recipe up next week. Is that okay or were you looking to make them sooner?

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      • Kristin on October 5th, 2010 at 12:26 pm

        That’s fantastic! There’s no rush, it was just a thought I had for fall/Thanksgiving. I was thinking of making a cream cheese swirl in them as well. Thanks!

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