Snickerdoodle White Chocolate Blondies

Soft, chewy blondies loaded with cinnamon-sugar and topped with a 3-ingredient vanilla glaze.Easy recipe for Snickerdoodle Blondies. Stuffed with a cinnamon sugar swirl and topped with a 3 ingredient vanilla glaze. Soft, chewy, and easy to make!

 A favorite classic cookie of mine are snickerdoodles.  Plain and simple.

Coming from a gal who LOVES big chunks and whole lotta stuff goin’ on in her cookies, that’s definitely saying a lot. It’s the cinnamon sugar crusted exterior that gets me every time!

But last year while I was at a bakery, I spotted something new to me.  A white chocolate chunk snickerdoodle.  Soft & puffy, full of lush white chocolate chunks, and an overload of cinnamon & sugar.  This cookie was over-the-top. Pure cookie insanity. I bought it on the spot and WOW. The combination of white chocolate and snickerdoodles is to.die.for.

Easy recipe for Snickerdoodle Blondies. Stuffed with a cinnamon sugar swirl and topped with a 3 ingredient vanilla glaze. Soft, chewy, and easy to make!But rather than recreating said cookie, I chose to put a little spin on it this past weekend.

You see, I like baking bars. They’re easy. Thoughtless. Versatile.  Fool proof.  One pan, thank you ma’am. The bars I made this weekend are a cross between a cookie bar and a blondie and sort of a cake.  They’re ultra soft with a slightly chewy texture. The bars are reminiscent of a cakey cookie, but they are also a tad dense like your typical blondie – the eggs and all the butter are to thank for that. 😉

My good friend Erin said they taste like you’re biting into a thick snickerdoodle cookie… but better.

Soft & chewy Snickerdoodle Blondies - stuffed with a cinnamon sugar swirl and white chocolate chips. Recipe by sallysbakingaddiction.com

And quite frankly, I have to tell you that these bars are probably one of the best things that have come out of my kitchen.  I’m not exaggerating.  They require hardly any work and contain a freaking load of butter.  A win-win in my book.

The white chocolate chips provide some texture and the sweet cinnamon sugar swirl hiding inside melts in your mouth with each bite. I made the swirl extra thick because… well, a snickerdoodle can never have enough cinnamon sugar. It’s my favorite part. 🙂

Soft & chewy Snickerdoodle Blondies - stuffed with a cinnamon sugar swirl and white chocolate chips. Recipe by sallysbakingaddiction.com

 I glazed the blondies with a simple 3 ingredient vanilla glaze, made from powdered sugar, cream, and vanilla extract. I felt it gave the bars a little something’ extra. Plus it’s pretty.

What was great about the glaze is that it hardened fairly quickly, allowing me to stack the blondies up to bring to a party without having the glaze smear.  Any desserts that travel well are keepers.  When I’m sending goodies to friends or bringing treats to get togethers, I always feel stumped about what to make in fear the dessert will be ruined getting from point A to point B.

I’m glad to know my new favorite blondies make the cut. 😉

Soft & chewy Snickerdoodle Blondies - stuffed with a cinnamon sugar swirl and white chocolate chips. Recipe by sallysbakingaddiction.com

I love a tasty remix on a classic dessert and I know you’re going to flip for these too.  Wait til you try one heated up with melty vanilla ice cream.  Just sayin’.

Snickerdoodle White Chocolate Blondies

Ingredients:

Blondies

  • 2 and 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1.5 sticks) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

Cinnamon-Sugar Filling

  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon packed light brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon

Vanilla Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon half and half (or milk or cream)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350F. Spray a 13x9 inch baking pan with nonstick spray.
  2. In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In large bowl, beat butter on high with an electric or stand mixer. Beat until butter is creamy, then add both sugars. Gradually beat in eggs and vanilla. On low speed, beat in dry ingredients until combined. Fold in 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. Sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar filling and spread the remaining batter over top. Some of the cinnamon sugar will mix into the top layer as you spread it.
  4. Bake 22-26 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely for about 1 hour.
  5. While the bars are cooling, make the glaze. In small bowl, stir glaze ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over blondies and cut into 24 squares.  Blondies stay fresh covered tightly at room temperature for up to 1 week.

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For only $1, I bought this empty condiment bottle to glaze the blondies.  I can’t wait to use it on some of my other desserts – it makes drizzling glazes so easy!

 

PS: if you like snickerdoodles as much as I do, check out these  recipes!

 

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Comments

  1. Ashton Roberts on October 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Sally,
    I recently did a white chocolate snickerdoodle cookie for a football party and they were amazing. Everyone loved them. My next adventure is to do a white chocolate macadamia nut cookie with coconut white chocolate bars. A little island adventure! Love love love your blog. I’m baking the butterfinger cookies and the these blondies today for my husband’s guys weekend. Thanks for all the great ideas!
    Ashton

    • Sally on October 18, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      Hi Ashton! I must try a white chocolate snickerdoodle cookie – i love the combination of white chocolate with them! I love the idea of adding coconut to a white chocolate macadamia nut bar. Sounds incredible! Thank you so much for the love and for saying hi. You are a sweetheart to bake for the husband! I hope you all enjoy!!

  2. Melissa on December 29, 2012 at 1:54 am

    Sally, I love trying your recipes! Thank you for sharing and blogging. This snickerdoodle blondie was particularly spectacular!

    • Sally on December 29, 2012 at 7:23 am

      Hi Melissa! Thank you so much!! I’m glad you love these blondies as much as I do. 🙂 I need to make them again!

  3. Cassie & Gabi on December 29, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    This recipe was absolutely delicious! It was similar to a cinnamon bun, which we loved. We will certainly use it again!

    • Sally on December 30, 2012 at 8:55 am

      You are right – they do taste like cinnamon buns! In bar form. And they are easier to make! Thanks for letting me know how much you love them!

  4. The Kitchen Kook on January 24, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Sounds like we both have some baking to do! Say you make my blondies, and I make yours? Or why don’t we just do both? Haha 🙂

  5. Stephanie on March 29, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Would these be okay made a day before? I need (another!) quick and delicious recipe for Easter. My bf’s grandma is now coming…and she loves snickerdoodles!

    • Sally on March 29, 2013 at 9:43 pm

      Hey Stephanie! Yes you may make these a day before.

      • Stephanie on March 31, 2013 at 12:06 pm

        These are awesome! My boyfriend (taste tester) LOVED them! I also made your Rolo Peanut Butter cookies…so easy and delicious! Thank you!



      • Sally on April 1, 2013 at 8:38 pm

        boys make wonderful taste testers. 🙂 Thanks for reporting back about these and the cookies Stephanie!



  6. Jen on May 10, 2013 at 10:48 am

    These got a huge thumbs up! Being the baker of the house…the dough was a little sticky to lay out evenly but…. the taste tester didn’t mind at all. The end result was well worth it. Thanks!

    • Sally on May 10, 2013 at 5:12 pm

      Glad you liked them, Jen!

  7. Emily on May 21, 2013 at 9:00 am

    I just made these for a party this past weekend and they were a huge hit! They were gone very fast. I also made the snickerdoodle dip, super delicious!

    • Sally on May 21, 2013 at 9:19 am

      Sounds like you love snickerdoodles as much as I do 🙂 Thanks Emily!

  8. Britta on June 26, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS, SALLY. These bars are truly my best baking friend. I’ve brought them to multiple parties, meetings, and dinners, and they have never failed to win everyone over. My boyfriend will even go to the store and buy all the ingredients for me just so I can make these for him. Great job on creating an amazing recipe!! I’m a huge fan of your blog!

  9. Sara on August 29, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    I made these a few days ago, and brought some into to work with me (I’m the catering chef for a small fine dining restaurant and I occasionally bake items for the dessert menu.) Well, my boss took one bite and said, “These will be on the new dessert menu we’re rolling out next week!”. So, today I made 4 rounds of batter and baked one enormous pan! We yielded 35 beautiful bars that will be warmed, topped with vanilla bean ice cream, caramel sauce, and fresh whipped cream! Thanks so much for your great recipes! 🙂

    • Sally on August 29, 2013 at 6:43 pm

      Sara, that sounds delicious! So glad these blondies are loved. 🙂 Hope everyone enjoys them!

  10. Jodi on August 31, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    I just found your website today and made these. These are AWESOME. I can not wait for your cookbook. Looking forward to trying more recipes. Loved by the entire family.

  11. Marisa on September 7, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Hi Sally-
    I bake a lot for friends and family! I must say, everything that I take off of your page and bake always comes out DELICIOUS! These are BY FAR one of the best things that I have taken off of your page, and (just like you) have come out of my kitchen. They are a perfect brownie to cookie texture!! 🙂 and the white chocolate chips just give them the kick that they need. They are absolutely delicious, and this is coming from someone who usually doesn’t eat desserts without chocolate, and I am NOT a fan of white chocolate, but these are one of the best things I’ve ever tasted.
    🙂
    -marisa

    • Sally on September 7, 2013 at 3:55 pm

      Marisa – I loooove these blondies. I can’t stress it enough. Probably one of the best desserts I’ve ever made! I am delighted that you love them too. And coming from someone who doesn’t really even like white chocolate – wow, what a compliment. Thanks for taking the time to comment about them!

  12. Ro H. on October 12, 2013 at 4:51 am

    YAY!! someone else who loves bar cookies as much as I do! (and yeah… Snickerdoodles are one of my all time favorite cookies!) so your recipe here really caught my eye! I’m in my mid-50s now, but I’ve been baking & cooking since I was 4 years old. No joke – one of the first things I learned was making homemade chocolate-chip cookies with my 3 older sisters… and at age 5 I learned how to make Swedish meatballs in an electric skillet on the countertop…. (supervised, of course) and by the time I was 8 years old I made my first homemade casserole all by myself!) Way back in the 80s before I became a mother, every year at Christmas time I used to bake a HUGE amount of several different kinds of cookies and brought them to work to share with everyone all December long. (I started buying ingredients in October and baking a few batches every week in November until I made them all, plus a couple of kinds of chocolates) So I have a lot of baking experience. However… since becoming a mom, I don’t have as much time to do that much baking, so I LOVE bar cookies because they’re so much easier than having to roll or shape or slice & bake individual cookies. You can turn out a lot more batches a lot faster with bar cookies. I cannot wait to try these wonderful blondies of yours! Thanks so much for inventing them, Sally! They look amazing!

    • Sally on October 13, 2013 at 9:39 pm

      Ro, it sounds like YOU should be the one running this baking blog. 😉 You are a master! I certainly never made Swedish meatballs when I was 8. More power to you, that is just so wonderful!

      I agree, I love making bar cookies. While I don’t have any children yet, I do have plenty of readers and a huge dog the size of three kids haha. So bar cookies are always a savior when I need something easy and quick. Anyway, I hope you enjoy these blondies. I love Snickerdoodles too!

  13. Holly on November 21, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Hi Sally,

    I made these last weekend and they were to die for!! My only question – the batter came out pretty thick. I actually had a hard time spreading it around on top of the cinnamon filling. Is this normal? Like I said, they tasted wonderful. Just wondering if maybe I did something wrong.

    Thanks!

    • Sally on November 21, 2013 at 1:47 pm

      Yep, that’s normal. It’s very thick batter. Happy you enjoyed them!

  14. Iram on November 28, 2013 at 12:29 am

    Hi Sally! Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your family & friends. 🙂

    For Thursday I made this-it was AMAZING! (I also made Paula Deens pumpkin ooey gooey bars). I think the flavors complimented each other!

    Take care. All the best!

    • Sally on November 28, 2013 at 9:20 am

      Yes! I love these blondies. And those ooey gooey bars sound great!

  15. Anita on January 14, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    I made these for the first time today and they are amazing! I didn’t do the glaze, decided they might be sweet enough without. I had a little trouble getting the dough evenly into the pan, so I just lightly dusted my hands with flour and it did the trick. Worked for the top half of the dough as well. I made them for my husband to take to work tomorrow, and he’s already told me he doesn’t want to take them out of the house!

    • Sally on January 15, 2014 at 9:07 am

      Hi Anita! Very glad you made these. The glaze certainly adds extra sweetness! I have a feeling they will be a big hit at your husband’s work today.

  16. Dave on May 7, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    I have made these and they do taste great. Only problem is there is a layer around the cinnamon that looks like it isn’t quite cooked. I did cook for 30mins too. Should I just cook for longer or could it be because of the sugar/cinnamon that it gets this?
    Thanks for the great recipe

  17. Melanee on August 7, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Made these for a reception for my son’s wedding. They turned out super well, chewy and excellent. Mine turned out great! 25 minutes worked in my oven. I have cold hands to patting into the pan was not hard at all. Another winner!!

    • Sally on August 7, 2014 at 12:35 pm

      Thanks Melanee! So happy these were chosen for a wedding reception dessert. That’s so special. Thank you!

  18. Alexis on September 17, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    I’m confused on whether or not you melt the white chocolate chips or not

    • Sally on September 18, 2014 at 9:19 am

      No

  19. Crystal on November 11, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    I didn’t try the actual snicker doodle recipe, but I did make the vanilla glaze to go with a pear tart I am making and Wow! Do you ever get that light bulb moment where you’re like, ‘Why didn’t I think of that?!’ The only other glaze recipe I knew used water instead of milk or cream and I always felt it was lacking something!

    Not anymore! Just made this as a trial before the tart came out of the oven and O-M-G, I couldn’t keep my kids out of it! The only thing I noticed was the recipe says use 1 TBS of half and half with 1 cup confectioners sugar, but I had to use almost 3 TBS to get the consistency of icing.

    Either way, I don’t care because this came out amazing! Thank you so much!

  20. Kerry on November 13, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Any suggestions if one wanted to sub out the white chocolate? I’ve just never been a fan! Would butterscotch chips be good?

    • Sally on November 13, 2014 at 6:31 pm

      Absolutely! butterscotch would be amazing.

  21. Sarah R on November 22, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Wow!! These were the perfect remedy for a cold, snowy day stuck inside with a toddler. We had such fun baking them & they are DELICIOUS. Thanks for another great recipe!

  22. Hannah on June 16, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    So glad I discovered your site. I love to bake but was in a rut. You have so many recipes I want to make. I already made the peanut butter chip brownies and loved them. Thanks!

  23. Barb on February 27, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    This recipe is out of this world wonderful!  Thank you so much!  A little hesitant to make it at first, but so glad I did.  I used cinnamon bits since they were all I had–and they worked out perfect–not too much, etc.  I used a small silicone spatula which did a great job with spreading the layers and I lined my pan with parchment – all of these lead to a great and yummy success.  You referenced muffins, but I wasnt able to find the link – maybe you could list it when you get a chance.  As always, I am a fan!

  24. Jenny on May 15, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Have you ever tried adding chopped nuts?  Making today!

  25. Rhonda on May 24, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    I am a huge fan of cinnamon/sugar baked goods. These blondies look scrumptious, thanks so much for the recipe! I’m sharing with all my friends/family.

  26. Amira on January 16, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Really excited to try this recipe.  I love snickerdoodles and I love your recipes.  Just curious, and I might have missed it, is there a reason these blondies don’t have the traditional Cream of Tartar of a snickerdoodle?  There is something particularly addictive about a Snickerdoodle with cream of tartar, and I’m wondering if this recipe would benefit from adding that.  

  27. Amy Solomon on November 12, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    You think you could replace the egg with pumpkin in these like your white chocolate snickerdoodle pumpkin cookies? Or with it being a blondie would the consistency not work the same? I love these and I love the cookies as well. Just trying to think of something else for Thanksgiving that I have not tried yet. Thanks!

    • Sally on November 12, 2017 at 7:01 pm

      I don’t recommend it; I’d fear the blondies would be too wet and moist. If you test anything out, let me know. I’d be curious to try something like it.

  28. Abrar. G on December 1, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Hi Sally,
    I have never been a fan of white chocolate. Can I omit it? Should I increase the amount of suger or the same?
    Please reply really want to make them. Thanks

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