cinnamon blondies

February 18th, 2010

I will say, I am very much looking forward to spring.  Somehow in the winter, all I ever want to bake (or eat) are things like this.  When the weather gets warm, I can eat fruit and salads and other healthy foods from morning to night, but during the winter, all I want are heavy, comfort foods.  And if they’re sweet and cinnamon-y, that’s a big bonus.

I brought these to a friend’s party so Chad and I wouldn’t eat the whole batch, and it’s probably a good thing I did.  I cut them into small pieces and they were painfully addictive and absolutely delicious.  Now I need to make a batch of brownies next…

Last but not least, the winner of the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter giveaway was Comment #55, Dee!  Congratulations — I’ll be emailing later today for your address!

Cinnamon Blondies Recipe


2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp salt
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 tbsp vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line a 9 by 13-inch pan with parchment paper and cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cream of tartar and salt, and set the mixture aside.  In a second bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar and white sugar, and then add the eggs and the vanilla.

Stir in the flour mixture and blend well.  Spread the batter into the prepared pan, evening it with a spatula if necessary.  Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean or with a few crumbs attached.  Let the pan cool completely.

Makes about 30 small bars.

Tags: desserts · food

24 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Megan // Feb 18, 2010 at 6:42 am

    These look amazing! Cinnamon and sugar is such a simple and delicious combo.

  • 2 Maria // Feb 18, 2010 at 6:42 am

    I love cinnamon, I will be trying these for sure!

  • 3 Rosemaryandthegoat // Feb 18, 2010 at 8:22 am

    My husband loves cinnamon treats. Can’t wait to try these.

  • 4 VeggieGirl // Feb 18, 2010 at 8:56 am

    You know I love blondies!!

  • 5 jenn // Feb 18, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    so just curious, in the ingredients white and brown sugar are listed but there’s no mention of the white sugar in the directions.  These are in my oven right now with both sugars added and I’m sort of hoping I didn’t mess these up!

  • 6 Joanne // Feb 18, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    I totally know what you mean.  Something about the cold weather makes me want to eat cinnamon and sugar in bulk.  You could just mix them together and give me a bag and i’d be pretty happy.  These look amazing!  I need to make them before the warm weather comes back and I go back to eating fruit.

  • 7 katy // Feb 18, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Jenn — Yup, that was a typo!  I’ve fixed it above, but yours should turn out fine!

  • 8 RLV // Feb 19, 2010 at 10:17 am

    These look so delish!  I’m totally with you – I can’t help but eat rich, heavy foods! 🙂

  • 9 The Gourmet Girl // Feb 19, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Ahh the beauty of comfort foods. Thank goodness we live where winter is only a few months long, just imagine if we lived in Northern Canada!
    Try eating non-sweetened heated fruit dishes, they should help you until the tulips bloom.
    Nothing like Spring time in NYC.

  • 10 Kristen // Feb 20, 2010 at 9:05 am

    These were brought to my party – and ohmy, so good.  I was so sad that there were just two left over at the end of the night (I wanted more to eat the next day!).

  • 11 Gala // Feb 20, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Very dangerous indeed, I do the same- just pass the goods off to friends to I wont be munching on them through the night!

  • 12 RisaG // Feb 20, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    I also tend to bake a lot in the Winter. I guess it is the fact that it warms up the kitchen, which warms up the house, and it smells soooo good. In the last 3 weeks I’ve made Compost Cookies (from a segment on Regis & Kelly’s show), Pretzel Bread and Pizza dough (crust!).

    I was just going through A Passion for Baking by Marcy Goldman and I earmarked about 5 things for the next few weeks. I can’t stop thinking about baking. These blondies look excellent. I adore blondies and haven’t had one in years.

  • 13 EZSweets // Feb 21, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    This looks great. Thnx for sharing!

  • 14 Dee // Feb 22, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Oooh–just logging in after some time away.  I won!  Thank you so much!  🙂

  • 15 Sonia // Feb 24, 2010 at 7:23 am

    What is on top? I’ve been trying to figure this out for the last 10 minutes and can’t figure it out! Is it salt?

  • 16 katy // Feb 24, 2010 at 8:05 am

    it’s rock sugar!  like they use for rock candy or brioche — I found it at a specialty store, but you can get it on Amazon here —

    I try not to post specialty ingredients if they’re not essential to the recipe, because people feel like they can’t make it without them!  But these are definitely fun, and stay good forever.

  • 17 Chrisa // Feb 26, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    I just made these.  I tried one warm& they are DELICIOUS!

  • 18 Ruthie // Mar 2, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Made these…loved them…sent them to the office with the hubby and received rave reviews.  Thanks for a deliciously EASY recipe.  A keeper.

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  • 20 hape // Mar 30, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Hi, the recipe looks delicious, but is it possible to replace the cream of tartar with baking powder or baking soda? Where I live cream of tartar is pretty uncommon, actually I had to google it and never heard of it before.

  • 21 katy // Mar 30, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Hape — I haven’t tried it in this recipe, but in most recipes, you van replace cream of tartar with an equal measure of lemon juice — just adds a little acidity.  I’ve done that with snickerdoodles a bunch of times and never had a problem.  If you try it, let me know how it works!

  • 22 Jolene // Jun 10, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Wow!  These are amazing!  I took them to my mom’s for dinner and only came home with 4 squares… well, really 6, but hubby and I needed a bedtime snack!  LOL

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