Monday, January 3, 2011

Do blondes really have more fun? - Cookie #92

I've lived my life as a brunette.  The closest I've ever come to blond was when I had highlights done about 5 years ago.  After seeing pictures of myself, I realized blond was NOT for me.  I quickly went back to my "natural" brown. 
I don't really think blondies classify as a cookie.  Snickerdoodles do, though.  Enter:  Snickerdoodle Blondies.
Part cookie.
Part blondie.
All awesome.

These are by far the BEST blondies I've ever eaten.  They get this most fabulous crunchy coating on the top from the cinnamon sugar.  The middle is soft and squishy.  I could seriously sit down and eat an entire pan if it wouldn't make me deathly ill. 

I adapted this recipe from several I've found in my travels.  I hope you enjoy.

Snickerdoodle Blondies

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups flour
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream butter and sugars together until creamy.  Add eggs and vanilla until well combined.
Sift flour, cinnamon, salt and baking powder in a separate bowl.
Gradually add flour mixture to butter/egg mixture and mix until just combined.
Spread batter into a lightly greased 13x9" pan.
Combine 2 tablespoons sugar with 2 teaspoons cinnamon.  Sprinkle mixture evenly over batter.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until edges are lightly brown and blondies are set.
Cool completely in the pan before slicing into bars.

1 comment:

LoriU said...

Made the Snickerdoodle Blondies on Friday night. DH and DS liked them. I think for my oven I need to turn it down to 325. They came out a little crispy on the edges. Yummy though!