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Snickerdoodle Blondie Bars Recipe

Snickerdoodle Blondie Bars Recipe

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, CA
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling YIELD:20 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 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


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and eggs, one 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.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 20 bars

Recipe Note

Test Kitchen Tip:

  • For thinner bars, prepare recipe as directed, using a greased 13x9-in. pan and decreasing bake time to 25-30 minutes.
  • Nutritional 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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    VioletValerie User ID: 2157246 265701
    Reviewed 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 User ID: 791731 261901
    Reviewed 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 User ID: 3929200 257023
    Reviewed Nov. 20, 2016

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

    ChocolateEE User ID: 8699759 255133
    Reviewed 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 User ID: 3682228 253932
    Reviewed 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 User ID: 8703275 252983
    Reviewed 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."

    spoland User ID: 6111896 252907
    Reviewed Aug. 19, 2016

    "Fantastic! I too used a 9x13 pan and baked for 25 minutes, they came out perfect. I'm addicted!"

    Grammy Debbie User ID: 30612 252359
    Reviewed Aug. 8, 2016

    "Delicious bars that our whole family enjoyed. I doubled the recipe and baked them in a 9x13 pan and they were just right--a nice substantial bar that made a nice impression."

    lsmith9180 User ID: 8250110 237200
    Reviewed Nov. 11, 2015

    "Delicious! I mixed dark and light brown sugar and they were so yummy! Hubby and kid approved. I am not great at baking and this was super easy. Will definitely make again."

    alfoa User ID: 2078080 224398
    Reviewed Apr. 7, 2015

    "I'm a stickler on making recipes as written the first time I make them, but I saw the comment from the author saying that the original recipe used a 9x13 pan. So I used that and baked for 25 min. Wonderful! Not incredibly moist, but not dry either. I'm not even a big snickerdoodle fan, and I can't stop eating these."

    mobarakkris User ID: 5205706 215326
    Reviewed Dec. 19, 2014

    "These are great but next time I will use a 9x13 pan they are very thick when you use the 9" pan. They made my kitchen smell wonderful I will make them again and again a good to bar cookie"

    shelbydonnel User ID: 5518335 214508
    Reviewed Dec. 10, 2014

    "These are delicious, and soft and so easy to make. I used a 9x13 pan and cooked for 25mins.. I've been making them for my kid's school and Bible study, Christmas parties. I cut them into 1" pieces. Thanks for sharing your recipe!"

    lisamaria User ID: 5442232 126434
    Reviewed Nov. 1, 2014

    "I like snickerdoodles, so I thought this recipe looked interesting. Wow...I can't begin to say how good these bars are! They did not disappoint. The flavor is absolutely perfect, and the texture of the bars is perfect. This recipe is definitely a keeper!"

    danielleylee User ID: 4484886 199245
    Reviewed Oct. 19, 2014

    "I made these for boss's day and my boss mentioned he had 3 for breakfast (so I think they are a winner). My husband really liked them as well. I made as the recipe states, no modifications. I did use a dark 9" baking pan and cooked for exactly 35 minutes."

    Gramafk7 User ID: 7173741 126431
    Reviewed Oct. 15, 2014

    "Excellent - the grandkids & their friends loved them. Nan1951 your great, loved your response to gacookiebaker it was spot on."

    MOTCook User ID: 7688063 127747
    Reviewed Oct. 12, 2014

    "easy to put together and very tasty!"

    JanP23 User ID: 1899165 127745
    Reviewed Oct. 6, 2014

    "I often "file for later" my Recipe of the Day, but I knew I would make this one immediately. I made half a batch and baked in an 8x8 pan for 25 min and they were absolutely perfect: soft, moist and chewy. I took them to my Bible study class last night still slightly warm and everyone asked for the recipe. The only change I made was I used the entire amount of topping for the 8x8 pan. Definitely a "keeper"!"

    ok_redhead User ID: 5711604 140915
    Reviewed Oct. 6, 2014

    "I must have done something wrong also. While it had good flavor, it was very dry & I baked it on the minimum time."

    No_Time_To_Cook User ID: 6334849 127744
    Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

    "Very good and yes, tastes like snicker doodles. I used a 11 x 7 pan and baked for 35 minutes. That was a bit too long... would have preferred them to be less done."

    cosney User ID: 5421779 188920
    Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

    "I made a double batch and baked in a 15x10 jelly roll pan for about 30-35 minutes until I tested with a toothpick in the middle and it came out clean. Yummy...would make again!"

    ahhschucks User ID: 6443665 153262
    Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

    "Delicious. I had about 1/3 C cinnamon chips left and sprinkled them on top before baking instead of the cinnamon/sugar topping."

    Staceydjmom User ID: 7970110 127741
    Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

    "I must have done something wrong, because mine were very greasy and would not cook through. Flavor was good - will try again based on other reviews."

    angmclanc User ID: 3282588 184622
    Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014


    nan1951 User ID: 3542771 184620
    Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

    "To gacookiebaker, the last time I went to school 9 x 9 = 81 to get your 1 inch by 1 inch piece, so to get 20 cut 4 x 5 for about a 2 1/4 inch by 1 3/4 inch piece. Haven't made yet, so just rating according to recipe and easiness of preparation."

    1Heart4Jesus User ID: 2171354 200273
    Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

    "This is a keeper! Made them tonight - perfect on a cool autumn evening with some decaf! I will say that you do need to use a 9" square pan. I only had an 8" pan available (We just moved ...) so the brownies were more cake-like but still delicious!! In fact, I will be including these in the Christmas baskets I will be giving to my neighbors!

    May also try these with some chopped walnuts too!"

    sewnserge User ID: 5555415 190402
    Reviewed Oct. 4, 2014

    "I haven't tried them yet, but the key ingredient to make Snickerdoodles is Cream of Tartar. I would substitute it for at least half the baking powder..."

    gacookiebaker User ID: 154505 126430
    Reviewed Oct. 4, 2014

    "This says yield 20 bars. If you bake these in a 9X9 pan as stated in the recipe, each piece would be less that 1 inch by 1 inch. That's pretty miniscule for a snack."

    Jewbabyy User ID: 7713321 200272
    Reviewed Oct. 4, 2014


    puff_adams User ID: 8020686 127735
    Reviewed Oct. 4, 2014

    "Very good"

    skipperstrucking User ID: 4577232 124319
    Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

    "Great recipe, great taste and great texture. I used an 11 x 7 pan and cooked on 350 for 40 minutes. (Perfect). I will make these again. Made the whole house smell like cinnamon toast."

    maddawson User ID: 6637204 199242
    Reviewed Sep. 24, 2013

    "I have a son that doesn't like chocolate so am always looking for new after school treats to make for him. I didn't have a 9x9 pan so I used a 11x7 pan & it worked out well. These were so good!!!"

    jenniferp83352 User ID: 3684174 140914
    Reviewed Aug. 22, 2013

    "These were delicious and had a great texture. I do think that the cooking time needs to be increased, as mine were still a little gooey in the middle and needed to spend a little more time in the oven."

    vseward User ID: 992261 198735
    Reviewed Jul. 16, 2013

    "Thank you for leaving your review. This recipe was originally submitted to use a 9x13 pan, however the test kitchen felt they were a "more decadent thick bar" using a metal 9x9 square pan. It was suggested "If the top starts to get too brown before the center is done, loosely cover the pan with foil for the remainder of the baking time." If you decide to bake these bars in a 9x13 your baking time should be reduced to 25-30 minutes. Hope that helps. Vseward"

    howeavenue User ID: 6211932 124317
    Reviewed Jul. 11, 2013

    "The flavor of these bars was fabulous and addictive. My husband pronounced them "evil" because he couldn't stop reaching for them. I think the 9x9 pan size is much too small. When I was spreading the batter in the pan, it came up almost to the top, and I thought, this is too thick. And it was. My bars got overdone on the top and underdone in the center. So next time, I think I will use a 13x9 and shorten the baking time."

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