Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I'm in love

Snickerdoodle Blondies (recipe found here)
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. In large bowl, beat together butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt until well blended.
  4. Spread evenly in prepared pan.
  5. Combine white sugar and cinnamon in a little bowl.
  6. Evenly sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture over the top of the batter.
  7. Bake 23-25 minutes or until surface springs back when gently pressed. Cool slightly. While still warm, cut into bars with a sharp knife.

I was hesitant to try this recipe because I wasn't sure it could be that impressive. I love my cinnamon-sugar recipes, as I have posted several of them already, but this was also a winner! I don't think it tastes exactly like a snickerdoodle cookie, but it does taste like a blond brownie with delicious crunchy cinnamon-sugar addition. We ate the whole pan in 24 hours. I was most impressed with the texture of the brownie. It was crumb-like and soft, not gooey and raw-ish, like a lot of the blond brownie recipes I've used. Hurray! This is actually a big deal to me. I'll be able to get two desserts off this recipe! Next time I'll be able to make this dough recipe and throw in chips (omitting the cinnamon-sugar of couse). Very versatile!


Julia said...

Thanks for testing out my recipe and giving me props! I'm glad it worked out for you. I'm just curious if you had to change anything. If you did, please post a comment with your recipe variation. I'm sure others will find it really useful.

Great blog!

LC said...

Yum! They look especially fun on the care bear plate. I'll give them a try--we have a care bear plate too, luckily.

LC said...

I made this and brought it to a BBQ with friends. Everyone raved about it. Some admitted to having 3 pieces. This one's a keeper!

I followed the recipe exactly only I had to bake it about 33 min. for it to spring back.