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Friday, August 20, 2010

Snickerdoodle Blondies

It is official… my life of being a stay AT home mom is now over. Instead, this week began the back to school hustle and bustle, with the boys on totally different school schedules. Running from the time the alarm goes off at 6:00 a.m. My job now is to get everyone moving in the morning, get the house in order, plan meals and and be ready for tutors to come to my house almost immediately after school for 3-5 hours everyday. I will say this though, now that Colin is driving, it's been nice not having to rush my little guy in the morning and it also gives everyone time to focus on the day ahead.

Jared started the 4th grade and is now attending a new school, new teacher and has had behavior therapy now for almost 3 weeks. All of this has to be overwhelming for anyone, let alone someone with autism. I walked Jared to his 4th grade classroom the first day, his dad there to share in the excitement. I was terrified he would have a meltdown and I wouldn't be able to get him to stay. Of course, he walked on his new campus bursting with interest and immediately knew where everything was. I told him that I would have an extra special snack for him when he got out of school, his favorite brownies. The start of a new school year doesn't phase him one bit and he was excited to begin the 4th grade. Amazed that he walked into the classroom, found his name on his desk, gave me a kiss and said good-bye..... I felt as though I'd been kicked out of his classroom with just one look. I was indeed proud!
It was a must to make his favorite snack for when he returned home from his first day at school.

I wish I could take credit for this recipe! (Doggone-it why didn't I think of this one) It has quickly become a family favorite and I am so glad I stumbled upon it reading other food blogs. I don't know why, but it's fun to say snickerdoodle blondies.

I'd seen this recipe and was instantly obsessed with them. Being a big fan of Snickerdoodle cookies, I knew the moment I saw these I had to give them a whirl. What impressed me most about this recipe was that it was super basic, no need to run out and buy anything special, just raid your fridge and pantry and bake away! These are super easy to make and will have your house smelling heavenly in 10 minutes.

In a stand mixer, add 2 cups packed brown sugar and 2 sticks of butter. Mix for 3-5 minutes until well combined.

Add in 2 eggs, one at a time, then vanilla. Add flour mixture slowly and continue to beat until mixture looks somewhat cookiebatter-ish.

Combine 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon in a small bowl.

Spread dough evenly in prepared pan. The mixture is thick, no worries, I spray a spatula with cooking spray to make it easier. Evenly sprinkle cinnamon and sugar mixture over the top of the batter.

Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees F. for 25-30 minutes or until surface springs back when gently pressed.

Cool completely...... if you can wait that long!

Cut into squares, and enjoy with those you love! Remember, the amount of bars depends on the size you cut them!!

These bars go great with a cup of piping hot coffee! The blondies are dense and chewy with the perfect hint of spice. Basically like eating a giant, thick Snickerdoodle only doubled in size, which is fine by me. Now get obsessed with these bars and get to baking! My hats off to Julia of Dozen Flours   who I adapted this from and tweaked to create this new favorite of my family and friends :) Now everyone asks me for the recipe!

Snickerdoodle Blondies

Prep time 10 min | Cook time 25-30 min | servings 18 (depending on the size you cut them of course)

  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease and/or line a 9×13 inch pan. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and set aside.

Using a stand mixer or 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.

Slowly add in the flour mixture until well blended. Spread evenly in prepared pan (mixture will be somewhat cookiebatter-ish, so it's best to spread it out with a greased spatula or your hands -- I just spray a spatula with cooking spray). Combine the granulated sugar and cinnamon, in a little bowl. Evenly sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture over the top of the batter.

Bake 25-30 minutes or until surface springs back when gently pressed. Cool before cutting.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely snickerdoodle recipe and it is fun to say. Going to try and make these for my guys also for their first big day at school, thanks for the idea.


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