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Snickerdoodle Blondies

I love finding new recipes to try and cooking blogs seem to have an unending supply of ideas.  This recipe came from bakingbites.com.  If you have not had the chance to read this blog, I highly recommend it!  It is full of wonderful recipes and beautiful, mouth-watering photos of them.  These blondies have their roots in the classic snickerdoodle cookies, but they are quicker to make.  Here is a little warning to the wise though: this recipe only makes enough for an 8×8” baking dish so if you are feeding a crowd, you might want to stick with the classic cookie recipe posted here:

https://pictureperfectcooking.wordpress.com/2009/06/22/snickerdoodles/

If you want a small treat, you can’t go wrong with these sweet, buttery, cinnamon-flavored bars.  These did dry out a little in a couple of days, so I suggest eating them on the day they are baked or maybe one day later at the most.

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup granulated sugar

1/4 tsp salt

1 large egg

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup all purpose flour

1 tbsp granulated sugar mixed with 1 tsp ground cinnamon

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 8×8” baking pan.  I just used the butter wrapper.  In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light.  Beat in salt, egg, and vanilla extract until well combined.  Add in flour and stir until no streaks of dry ingredients remain.

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Pour dough (it will be thick) into the baking dish and smooth it into an even layer.  Sprinkle dough evenly with cinnamon/sugar mixture.  Bake for about 30 minutes until the bars are set and the edges are just very lightly browned.  Cool in the pan before slicing.

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