One cookie I loved to make with my Mimi each Christmas was the Snickerdoodle. I loved forming them in little balls and rolling them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Every time my Mimi would turn her back: my sister and I would be digging in the cookie dough and eating LOTS of it. Years later we asked Mimi if she saw us digging in the cookie dough and she never did! We were sneaky little girls. :)
When I saw a recipe for Snickerdoodle White Chocolate Blondies on one of my favorite blogs, Sally's Baking Addiction (http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/), I KNEW I had to make them. They were everything I thought they would be...gooey, cinnamon-y, white-chocolate-y, melt in your mouth-y. I had 3 in one night!
I altered Sally's recipe only slightly by baking it in a 9 by 9 inch pan, only because my other 9 by 13 inch pan's were being used. This ending up being meant-to-be because the result was an extra thick gooey blondie.
If you like Snickerdoodles and the delicious cinnamon taste of those cookies: you have to try these out. They are easier to put together than the cookies because of the bar-form! The result is EVEN better!
Recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction (http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2012/08/19/snickerdoodle-white-chocolate-blondies/)
Snickerdoodle White Chocolate Blondies
- 2 and 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1.5 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- Cinnamon-Sugar Filling: 1 tablespoon white sugar, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- Glaze: 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon half and half (or milk), 1/2 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 by 13 inch pan (I used 9 by 9 inches).
- Beat butter until creamy. Add sugars and beat well until creamy. Add eggs, egg yolk and vanilla and beat well.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Stir until just incorporated and stir in white chocolate chips.
- Press half of dough into prepared pan. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar filling on top of dough. Spread remaining dough on top of cinnamon sugar.
- Bake for 22-26 minutes--or until golden (but still a little gooey in the middle). Let cool completely. Combine glaze ingredients and pour onto blondies.