Saturday, May 21, 2011

Snickerdoodle Blondies

Snickerdoodle Blondies - made May 17, 2011 found on Sweets for a Saturday #13, from ArcticGardioStudio blog

1st try

I love snickerdoodles and when I saw this recipe for Snickerdoodle Blondies and the picture on Arctic Garden Studio's blog, I immediately bookmarked the post so I could go back to it later and make it.  This is essentially a snickerdoodle in bar cookie form.  It has the same sugar-cinnamon flavor and topping as a snickerdoodle cookie and is just slightly more cakey than the traditional cookie.  But that could just be in the baking.  On the original blog, what sucked me in was how dense and moist the bars looked.  Mine turned out to be more cakey.  It wasn't dry but I think I would've liked it better less baked.  Next time I'm going to cut the baking time.  The dough was also so stiff that it doesn't really smooth out during baking so if you put it in craggy, it'll come out craggy (an obvious lesson I learned).  But it tasted good so another good recipe from the Sweets for a Saturday link party.  Next time Imight add a little more liquid so the dough isn't so stiff, smooth the top better and bake it for less time.  Click title above for the original recipe and/or Arctic Garden Studio's blog.

ETA May 22, 2011 - okay, I really wanted to make these better so I tried another half batch yesterday.  This time I baked in a slightly smaller pan (6" by 9") and only baked for 20 minutes instead of 25.  The taste was the same (good) but I liked the texture much better this time around.  It was more moist, less cakey and more dense.  Still not as good looking a texture as on Nicole's blog but getting there.

2nd try came out much better


  1. Hi! I'm having a linky party called A Themed Baker's Sunday where this week's theme is cheesecake! I'd love for you to join and link up! If you don't have a cheesecake recipe, I'd love for you to come back for this next weeks theme, which is tomorrow, and it's cakes and cake pops!

  2. Hi, glad you liked the recipe in the end. Sorry it didn't turn out quite as you had hoped. I'm wondering if you brought your eggs to room temperature? It looks to me that you may have used cold eggs which would cause the sugar and flour not to absorb as well and create a less dense texture. They look great really tasty in any case.

  3. Alyssa, I linked my mocha cheesecake brownies to your cheesecake theme link party earlier this week.

    Nicole, thanks for the tip on the eggs. I'll try making them again. The ones on your blog look so good and I want mine to turn out like that, lol.

  4. I've never eaten a snickerdoodle cookies, but I love cinnamon and sugar and well, cookies :D Your blondies look divine even though you weren't 100% satisfied and I bet the taste must have been amazing :)