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Snickerdoodle Blondie Bars

When asked to bring a dessert for my boys' football team to share, I whipped up these unique blondies and was instantly named "the greatest mom" by all. —Valonda Seward, Coarsegold, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    20 bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • TOPPING:
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, spices and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Spread into a greased 9-in. square baking pan.
  • Mix topping ingredients; sprinkle over top. Bake until set and golden brown, 35-40 minutes. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
Test Kitchen tip:
  • For thinner bars, prepare recipe as directed, using a greased 13x9-in. pan and decreasing bake time to 25-30 minutes.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 bar: 235 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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