Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice: Snickerdoodle Blondies

by Maris Callahan on September 29, 2009

Snickerdoodle Blondies

I’ve reached the age where every time I sign onto Facebook, someone else that I knew in elementary school has gotten married and someone else that still looks seventeen in their profile picture has had a baby.

It’s surreal to me that people my age are old enough to have kids. I mean, yes, technically, you can be much younger than I am to have children but people my age are getting married, deciding they’re ready to be parents and planning to have babies, which is a stage that I can’t quite wrap my head around yet. Even though there are some days that I look at my college pictures and think, “wow, I’m ancient” there are other days where I’m sure I can’t be older than nineteen.

Sure, I like babies and I like looking at pictures of their chubby thigh-rolls but seeing as I have difficulty getting myself out the door in the morning in one piece, I know there’s no way I could properly care for a puppy right now, let alone a child.

If and when I do have children, someday, there is one thing I know, and that is that they’ll be well fed.

Snickerdoodle Blondies

Snickerdoodle Blondies (recipe from Dozen Flours)

Ingredients:

2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup butter, at room temperature
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.

2. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. In large bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth.

3. Stir in the flour mixture until well blended. Spread evenly in prepared pan (mixture will be somewhat cookiebatter-ish.) Combine white sugar and cinnamon in a little bowl. Evenly sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture over the top of the batter.

4. Bake 25-30 minutes or until surface springs back when gently pressed. Cool slightly. While still warm, cut into bars with a sharp knife.

Yields: approximately 30 servings (depending on how you cut the bars)

{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

Dana September 29, 2009 at 1:09 am

Maris, as an old married lady, please allow me to give you a piece of advice. DO NOT get married until you are at least 30. That is all. I expect payment in the form of one of these blondies.

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Lisa September 29, 2009 at 4:06 am

Maris, I’m older than you, so I’m already used to everyone being married with kids lol I think I could be the only one from my class who isn’t!!
That said, I made these Snickerdoodle blondies back in March, and it’ll be in a post about my blog search for bar cookies,brownies and blondies as soon as I get some time. I found them a bit too sweet, but everyone else liked them. Yours do look gorgeous, though!

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Sophie September 29, 2009 at 5:44 am

MMMMMMMMM,…Maris!! This dessert looks fabulous: rich & decadent! Yum!

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VeggieGirl September 29, 2009 at 7:42 am

Eek, I know – EVERYONE is getting married and having kids already, and it’s like, “Whoa there!” :-D
BLONDIES!!!!! Oh how I love thee.

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mandy September 29, 2009 at 9:06 am

I cannot wrap my head around marriage and children either, I don’t know that I ever will. =)
These sound fabulous and I may have to try them tonight!

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heather September 29, 2009 at 10:04 am

wow! those look so flaky and amazing! an appropriate homage to your favorite spice!!!

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brandi September 29, 2009 at 10:39 am

these sound so, so good.
and I feel the same way about kids. all of my friends have families, and I just don’t know if I could do it yet!

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kat September 29, 2009 at 10:48 am

Love snickerdoddles!

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Daryl Callahan September 29, 2009 at 12:47 pm

He who laughs last-laughs best!!!

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thatShortChick September 29, 2009 at 1:13 pm

do not even get me started with the now-frequent updates from old high school or college classmates with news about their engagement or pregnancy.
But if I were to have some of these snickerdoodles it would probably help my reaction.

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grace September 29, 2009 at 1:23 pm

i very well could’ve written this post–i feel exactly the same way. it’s appropriate, then, that the recipe posted just happens to be one of my favorites. they’re gorgeous bars!

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bodelou September 29, 2009 at 1:32 pm

everyone is getting married! i hear ya sister.
these sound sooo good

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Lexi September 29, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Okay, I definitely need to make these. I’ve had jury duty for the last few days, and one of the other jurors and I had a big conversation about snickerdoodles…I brought her my recipe for them, along with a recipe for snickerdoodle cupcakes!

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Amy J September 29, 2009 at 2:48 pm

Oh my word Maris… these look good. If you’re cooking like this you might be married before you know it – whether you like it or not. :-]

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Juliana September 29, 2009 at 4:18 pm

Oh! These look so yummie, moist and tasty…have to try it :-)

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Nutmeg Nanny September 29, 2009 at 4:35 pm

I totally understand about people having babies and getting married. I’m surrounded by both. My poor boyfriend of over three years is feeling the pressure…
Now onto these blondies. OH MY GOSH do they look awesome! I’m trying them….yum!

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Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) September 29, 2009 at 5:29 pm

What’s the rush to get married and have babies? Both are fun things to do, but take time to have fun yourself, figure out who you are, travel while you can, and make more desserts like this one!

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Susan September 29, 2009 at 9:40 pm

If I had babies, I would make those for them. Which by the way, is a long ways off.

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Jessica September 29, 2009 at 9:42 pm

Wow that is a really good idea to mix the two. I’m dying to see what they taste like. When can you move here? :)

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Megan September 29, 2009 at 10:12 pm

I can’t imagine having kids now either. It shocks me that many of my friends are married, some have 1 kid, and some are on their second. I’m so busy with work and whatnot (plus I don’t want kids anyways), but it’s just the whole idea of wondering how other people are able to pull this off right now when I know I couldn’t.
And wow I could go for one of those blondies right now!

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Christina September 29, 2009 at 11:33 pm

Those look SO GOOD. I love snickerdoodle cookies and these are probably 10 times better.

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beyond September 30, 2009 at 11:22 am

these look very good.
have to agree with dana, above. i got married at 30. and i don’t know anyone who got married in their 20s and still is (or then it’s been a shorter period than 7 years, and that doesn’t count)
you have time…

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beyond September 30, 2009 at 11:25 am

have to rectify. of course, i do know many couples who got married in their 20 and still are, but they are my parents’ generation. i guess they had different moral values, or something.

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Erin September 30, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Man I wish I had one of those blondies right now!

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Amber September 30, 2009 at 9:59 pm

OMG, As soon as I saw the first photo, those snickerdoodles went straight to my hips!

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Cate September 30, 2009 at 10:01 pm

I’m one of those people that got married way before most of my friends…which I never thought would happen. Babies are still a LONG way off, though!
These blondies are on my to-make list for my upcoming 3 day weekend!

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Kristin October 2, 2009 at 9:30 am

Three of my best friends are now married and pregnant, all under 30. I’m thrilled for them, but I am so far mentally from any of that. It is wonderful to have so much opportunity and the unknown to explore for us single gals!
Do you think I can reduce the butter a bit on these and still have good results?

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Kelly October 2, 2009 at 10:22 am

These look glorious. I’m definitely going to make them for the new hubby – and I know how you feel – we’ve been getting the questions since the moment we were engaged… haha I can’t even keep my plants alive!

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Hélène October 3, 2009 at 8:58 pm

Such a nice treat you are sharing with us. Thanks for the comments on my blog. I’ll be following your updates in my Reader :)

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Kristina October 6, 2009 at 6:52 pm

Maris – let me tell you one thing. I am so grateful that I waited to get married until well into my 30s. Sure – we dated for years before that but waiting a while made it less of a ritual, more of a celebration, if that makes any sense. Now we’re almost ready to commit to having kids but again, I’m so grateful we’ve waited.
My husband will be singing your praises later tonight after I make these for him!
Miss you! Love how people you meet for so short a time can feel like true blues so quickly!

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Molly February 7, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Maris, how have I just now found your blog?? These look outrageously good. Thanks for sharing!

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Nicole April 3, 2012 at 9:25 am

so delish! thanks for the recipe!

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