White Chocolate Snickerdoodle Blondies.

A cross between a chewy blondie and moist butter cake, these blondies are studded with white chocolate chips and ribboned with sweet cinnamon sugar!

Snickerdoodle Blondies with White Chocolate

Here is reason #19834 why I’m crazy…

On top of getting settled, wedding chaos (40 days WHAT), Kevin’s birthday, 100 mile goals, and managing this monster-sized blog, I remade and reshot two recipes over the weekend. Recipes from 2012 when I sort of knew how to work a camera, but not really.

The first recipe are these little cinnamon sugar pumpkin muffins. I make them all the time and finally felt like updating the photos. Maybe because it was 60 degrees outside that early morning and because I’m so excited for the fall (for obvious reasons).

And the second recipe is what you see today. Soft cinnamon-sugar loaded blondies. I decided to repost these because they should not go unnoticed!

Soft cinnamon-sugary Snickerdoodle Blondie Bars!

These blondies are like no other. One of the many reasons why I love them is because of their unparalleled texture. They’re sort of like a cake and sort of like a blondie. Smack dab in the middle of those two heavenly dessert categories.

The edges are chewy and the centers are soft. The white chocolate chips are aplenty and the sticky cinnamon-sugar swirl will make you weak at the knees. I love goodies with sticky, sugary centers. Like this and definitely this. And there’s more cinnamon-sugar goodness on top of the blondies too. No shortage here!

A snickerdoodle can never have enough cinnamon-sugar. Amen.

My original recipe features the white chocolate blondies being glazed, but truthfully… and I can’t believe I’m saying this (??)… they don’t even need the glaze! Feel free to add it, though. The recipe below includes that option. Their delicate softness comes from the creamed butter. It’s creamed until the light ‘n fluffy stage, then combined with a mix of brown and white sugars. I reduced the sugar in the blondie recipe ever so slightly because they truly don’t need it. And I left out the extra egg yolk. The bars taste exactly the same as I remember with these little changes, too.

I remember when I first made these. Erin, my roomie at the time, said they taste like an extremely thick snickerdoodle cookie, but better. And my old coworkers asked for more every single day for about a month. That’s a lot to say about a little blondie recipe!

Kevin, a man who prefers peanut butter, chocolate, more chocolate, s’mores cookie cakes, and anything and everything outrageous – surprisingly loved these! Which is a good thing because I made them on his birthday. After I shot these, I cut them into tiny pieces so we could pick at them all day. I love and hate myself for doing that.

Soft cinnamon-sugary Snickerdoodle Blondie Bars!

Soft cinnamon-sugary Snickerdoodle Blondie Bars!

Don’t let their innocence fool you. These white chocolate snickerdoodle blondies should come with a warning label. Something like… warning: you WILL eat the entire pan.

Or warning: don’t try these crumbled over vanilla ice cream because you will forget about any other desserts on the planet and only want to eat white chocolate snickerdoodle blondies and ice cream for the rest of your life and maybe even use the heavenly combo as your wedding cake. Reason #19835 why I’m crazy.

NOTE: I’ve made these blondies in 3 different size pans. I have included baking times for each size pan in the recipe below. I like how thick they are when baked in a 9×9 or 11×7 baking pan. They are a tad thinner baked in a 9×13.

White Chocolate Snickerdoodle Blondies

Yield: 20-24 bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, includes cooling

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A cross between a chewy blondie and moist butter cake, these blondies are studded with white chocolate chips and ribboned with sweet cinnamon sugar!

Ingredients:

Blondies

  • 2 and 1/3 cups (292g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (150g) packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (180g) white chocolate chips

Cinnamon-Sugar Filling

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup (67g) granulated sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line a 9x9, 11x7, or 9x13 inch baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving enough overhang on the sides to easily pull the blondies out of the pan and cut. I suggest using an 11x7 baking pan - that is what I have been using and the blondies are nice and thick.
  2. In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Using a hand or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter on high speed in a large bowl. Beat for at least 1 minute until creamy. Add sugars and beat for 2 full minutes on high speed until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides and bottom of bowl as needed. Beat in the eggs and vanilla on high speed, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. On low speed, beat in dry ingredients until just combined. With a large wooden spoon or rubber spatula, fold in the white chocolate chips.
  3. Spoon half the batter into pan. It will be a relatively thin layer, but try to spread it across the pan evenly. Combine the cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle on top of them bottom layer, reserving 1 Tablespoon for the top. Spread the remaining batter over top. Some of the cinnamon-sugar will mix into the top layer as you spread it, which is fine. Sprinkle the top with remaining cinnamon-sugar.
  4. For a 9x9 or 11x7 baking pan, bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. For a 9x13, bake 22-26 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely for about 1 hour. While the bars are cooling, you can make an optional glaze to go on top. See how I did it here.
  5. Make ahead tip: These bars can be made 3 days in advance and kept in an airtight container at room temperature until ready to serve. Bars freeze well, up to 3 months. Simply thaw overnight in the refrigerator and bring to room temperature before serving. Leftover bars can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator or at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Additional Notes:

Source: here is my original recipe.

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138 Responses to “White Chocolate Snickerdoodle Blondies.”

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    LuAnne Ostbyposted September 18, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    How many eggs?

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    LuAnneposted September 19, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    I made these yesterday as a thank you token for a friend. I found them very easy to make, with the added benefit of not having to buy a lot of ingredients not already in any kitchen pantry. They were a delicious hit with the added bonus of my husband unable to stop eating them. He isn’t usually that interested in sweets. Thanks for sharing, I will definitely be trying more of your recipes!

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    Chelseaposted October 15, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Hi Sally,

    REALLY excited to make these, but out of sake of convenience does it matter if I pre-make the batter and let it chill for a night? And if so, can you recommend the proper way to store it?

    Additionally, what is the easiest way to know you’re using half the batter? I know it depends on the size of your baking dish but like half an inch or so?

    Thanks!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 16th, 2014 at 2:50 pm

      Hi Chelsea, you may bake these blondies the night before you need them. Simply let sit out on the counter and cover tightly. Then cut the next morning. To be extremely precise in dividing the batter, you can always measure it using measuring cups. But I usually just eyeball what “half” of it is. I’m unsure of the exact height of the layers, sorry!

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    tracie @ beets+birchposted October 24, 2014 at 9:50 am

    made these this afternoon. HUGE HIT! this is another one that will go into rotation from you.
    i live in finland so our flour is a little different so i never know if something new is going to be good compared to a north american flour.
    my batter was THICK and so i worried.
    i did the bottom layer which wasn’t ‘spreadable’ at all so i winged it and just kind of globbed it in there then pushed it together. the top i did the same thing but it was not pretty.
    so people that might be worried about it being perfect… pffff no worried it all settles and melds.
    i used a white chocolate bars chopped. just super!
    thanks again.

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    Chelseaposted October 26, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Hi Sally!

    Is there a way to add pumpkin puree into this recipe?

    Thanks!

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    janetposted October 29, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    This recipe looks amazing! But how many eggs are needed for the recipe? it isnt listed

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    Dani Conleyposted October 30, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Made these today for a work event, they were BEYOND amazing!!! Everyone loved them. They are so good and it was soooo easy to make them. Thank you for all of the wonderful recipes!!

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    Janiceposted November 16, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    I made these as soon as I saw the recipe, but I cooked them for 30 minutes, and they still looked gooey. I cooked them for about 20 minutes more and they are really dense, not a cake consistency at all. Do you have any suggestion as to what I did wrong?

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    Joannaposted November 24, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    I made these yesterday and they were AMAZING. One of my favorites on this site! Got so many great reviews; my friend tried them and her reaction was something like “These…..what!….I’m speechless.” Great recipe!!

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    Holly Richichiposted November 27, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    WOW! WOW! WOW! I made a batch of this tasted the raw batter and started making a second batch straight away and that was before it was cooked! And after kit was cooked… let’s say I am going to hide it!

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    Kimberlyposted December 8, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Hi there! I made these for a party and they were a huge hit- so much so that I would like to add them to my Christmas cookie roster. However- I found it rather difficult to spread the batter as it was so sticky and I was thinking about trying it in a mini cupcake pan to make smaller, individual cups instead of a full pan. Do you think they would turn out well that way? Or would it mess with the texture too much?
    Thanks for your help!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 8th, 2014 at 4:40 pm

      Sure, that could absolutely work. I don’t foresee the texture changing much. As individual cups, I’m unsure of the bake time.

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      • Kimberlyreplied on December 9th, 2014 at 7:39 am

        Great! Thanks for the quick response. I’ll let you know how they turn out and what how long they bake for.

    • Valerie O.replied on December 9th, 2014 at 3:31 pm

      I was curious about making them in individual cups as well, I’ll be looking back to see how yours turned out :)

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    Rachel Jposted December 9, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Sally. These are AMAZING. I can’t believe I was THIS close to baking something else because I thought I’d prefer something chocolatey. These are so dangerous to keep around the house! These babies are bookmarked for future holiday baking!

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    Hayleyposted December 26, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Hi Sally, a belated “Merry Christmas” to you! I was just wondering what kind of pan you use for these bars? I have an 11×7 pan, but it’s more of a cake pan; it isn’t a glass one. Do you think that would be okay or do I need to adjust baking time?

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    • Sallyreplied on December 26th, 2014 at 1:56 pm

      an 11×7 cake pan is just fine! that’s what I use.

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    Amyposted January 1, 2015 at 11:26 am

    These were divinely sweet and a huge hit! Shared your recipe with many thankful dessert-lovers.

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    Jessicaposted January 10, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Made these at 6:30 at night after reading the recipe twice…they tasted really good but I made the mistake of using a smaller pan than a 9×9 b/c I thought the batter wouldn’t spread enough. Do you think the white chocolate could be replaced with marshmallows?

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    Ceciliaposted January 19, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Sally-

    Your recipes are always the best!

    I tried fhis one but I wonder what I did wrong, they came out extremely cakey- almost like a cakey cookie sheet cake. I used a 9×9 and cooked if for 30 mins. Followed all your steps exactly. The only thing I realized later is that I used regular brown sugar, could that have been what changed the consistency? Any idea what I should be more careful with/what could’ve led to this?

    Thanks so much!

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    • Sallyreplied on January 19th, 2015 at 7:33 pm

      Hi Cecilia– these blondies are on the cakey side. Not dense at all- just very soft and cake-like. However, they should have some structure and density just as regular blondies do. Did you use large eggs? Or jumbo/extra large? Too much/too large egg = cakey. Perhaps you can try reducing the flour by a Tablespoon or two. That should help. You can also try to use melted butter as well- this usually creates a denser, chewier baked good.

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    jeniferposted January 31, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    What would happen if I used chopped up chunks of white almond bark??

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    • Sallyreplied on February 1st, 2015 at 8:46 am

      Yes, that would be just fine if you enjoy the taste of it.

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    jenposted February 7, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    I used an 11×7 and baked for 25 minutes and they turned out good! Edges were a little dry, but the middle pieces were perfect. I might try a tad less time next time. There’s another snickerdoodle blondie recipe that I use that I think I prefer more where there is just cinnamon sugar on top.
    If I make these again, I don’t think I will put the cinnamon sugar layer in between– not worth the hassle in my opinion!
    Thanks for the tasty treats! The white chocolate addition was good!

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    Jessicaposted March 5, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    The sound of these doesn’t excite me too much, but wow am I glad I decided to try these! I’ve made them 5 times now! Everyone loves them. I sprinkled valentines sprinkles on top for a valentines day treat. My 6 year old daughter loves to help me make these. She sprinkles the cinnamon sugar in the middle and then the choc chips, cinnamon, and sprinkles of her choice on the top. These are seriously so good. I’ve found that I have to use a 11×7 pan in order to get these right though. 13×9 and they’re too thin. 8×8 or 9×9 and they’re too thick and I couldn’t get the center done without the edges getting too overdone. If you have an 11×7 pan and want to try something new that will impress your friends then make these bars!! They’re unexpectedly impressive!

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    • Jessicareplied on March 7th, 2015 at 12:44 am

      (Oh my gosh my daughter is 5 not 6. I so excited about these bars that I got my own daughters age wrong! Haha. I’m making these again tonight for a bday party tomorrow. I want to double the recipe. Has anyone doubled it and used a 13×9 pan??)

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    Gigiposted March 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Hi Sally!

    Is it possible to cut down on the sugar? Would I have to make any more adjustments in order to keep it the same size or consistency?

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    • Sallyreplied on March 12th, 2015 at 2:12 pm

      Hi Gigi! I’m sure you could reduce the sugar to fit your tastes, but I’m unsure of the resulting texture.

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    Cassieposted March 19, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    These are fantastic! They didn’t last long at all. I even indulged at 3 am while up feeding my son, too good to resist!

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    Karenposted April 12, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    These are so good!! I didn’t have any white chips on hand so I used chocolate chips. These were really easy to make.

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    Luluposted April 14, 2015 at 3:32 am

    will not using the white chocolate chips alter the recipe?

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    • Sallyreplied on April 14th, 2015 at 6:45 pm

      You can leave them out.

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    Susieposted April 19, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    WOW! I tried these and… let’s just say they did not last long! The glaze is not needed IMO!

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    kathleenposted April 19, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    Found on Pinterest and made today. YUM. Blogged about it with credit and link here: http://fourmilesnorthofnowhere.blogspot.com/2015/04/sunday-desserts.html

    I’ll be trying more of your recipes!

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    Jessicaposted April 20, 2015 at 10:53 am

    I made these for a picnic over the weekend and they got rave reviews! One friend actually came up to me looking almost teary-eyed and thanked me for making them and gave me a huge hug. She then went around and told everyone about them and then the platter was completely wiped out. I’ve already gotten requests to bring them to a cookout in a couple of weekends. Thank you!!

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    Ashleyposted May 5, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    my batch is still in the oven but for the ease of baking next time I’ll probably put the dough in all one layer and then cut the cinnamon/sugar down and just put it on top. Spreading this was giving me a hard time!

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    Elsaposted May 23, 2015 at 7:48 am

    I found the dough difficult to work with, not very spreadable. Might have worked better if made into a cookie recipe.

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    Faithposted June 6, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    These are delicious!  I’m not a huge fan of white chocolate so I tried them with and without the white chocolate chips.  They were better with the white chocolate.  Everyone else agreed as well.  

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    Kelseyposted June 22, 2015 at 8:16 am

    I made these yesterday!  They are absolutely delicious!  I halved the recipe because I’m currently living in Japan and my oven is tiny.  My cinnamon layer didn’t turn out as clear/pretty as yours, but I think I had a bit less batter in my lower layer.  I did add just a bit of icing, which makes these bars taste just like a cinnamon roll!  This recipe is a keeper, thanks for sharing :)

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    Abby Hposted June 29, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Hi Sally! I’m an aspiring teen baker, and your blog is like my baking bible. Actually, my whole family has become incredibly involved with my love for your addiction. (My mom adores the recipes, my dad claims to just be here for the photos. I think it’s really for the sprinkles)
    Anyways, I’ve tried many of your recipes before and always had great success. However, my health-nut aunt always refuses to indulge. (It’s probably the sprinkle overload) I made you snickerdoodle blondies for a family reunion. Since my aunt and I were the only early risers, I found myself sitting at a kitchen table alone with her, a plate of blondies between us. Refusing to be snubbed again, I pushed them towards her with the promise they were “breakfast bars”. Not technically a lie, right? Any bar can be a breakfast bar. 
    She loved them! So thank you, Sally, for getting my aunt to treat herself in some roundabout way. 
    (I have run into a bit of trouble, however. She wants the recipe. Yikes!)

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    • Sallyreplied on June 30th, 2015 at 8:04 am

      ANY bar can be a breakfast bar, agreed! Maybe steer her toward my healthier recipes. And avoid this one! Ha!

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    Amyposted July 15, 2015 at 9:17 am

    I’m not even a fan of Snickerdoodles OR white chocolate, but, I think these bars changed my mind. I’m going to have to try your Soft & Thick Snickerdoodles, next. :)

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