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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


  • 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
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 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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    • Amy
      Dec 21, 2020

      Absolutely snickerdoodle divine! That are soft and chewy when made in the smaller pan. I have made 1 1/2 recipe and put in 9 x 13 pan when I need a larger batch.... we like the thick chewy texture and wouldn't want to spread them thinner as suggested as an option. Great recipe.

    • cheriinil
      Apr 10, 2020

      This recipe is the (as the young generation would say) I did put it in a 11x7 pan and it perfect. It was the perfect thing to bake during the quarantine/stay at home order of 2020. The house smelled so good after I took them out of the oven. They were soft and chewy. I took my first bite I tasted the butter then the cinnamon/nutmeg .

    • tkuehl
      Oct 31, 2019

      My husband loves - loves Snickerdoodle cookies, and I love - love that this recipes is in bar form and takes the time and work out of rolling the dough into balls and then into the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Just pat the dough into your pan and sprinkle with the sugar and cinnamon, bake, cut and serve. Easy peasy!

    • D.
      Jun 14, 2019

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    • VioletValerie
      May 8, 2017

      These are delicious! I used a 9x13 pan and mixed a whole bag of cinnamon chips in the batter. 25 minutes worked in my oven. The pan is nearly cleared out 24 hours later!

    • wunsagin
      Feb 28, 2017

      I think the 'test kitchen' needs to change the recipe to the way it was submitted. I used a 9x13 pan and couldn't imagine using a smaller pan, these were perfect. I did have to bake closer to 30mins but I think that's because I didn't smooth it completely so one side was a bit thicker.

    • NanZim
      Nov 20, 2016

      My husband's favorite cookie is the snickerdoodle. He thinks these bars are just as good as the cookies.

    • ChocolateEE
      Oct 7, 2016

      Delicious and very easy. Used a 9x13 pan and baked 25 minutes. Moist with a great crumb. Cut into 16 pieces, could easily cut into 32.

    • december7
      Sep 10, 2016

      Amazing and so much easier to make than snickerdoodle cookies. I did what another reviewer did and used a 13x9" pan and baked for 25 minutes. YUMMY!!!!

    • dspounds
      Aug 21, 2016

      Wish I had read all the reviews before making! These have a great flavor, but the main recipe needs to be changed to reflect baking in a larger pan. Mine sunk in the I was putting the batter in the pan I thought to myself there was too much batter and it was too thick for such a small pan.