Cinnamon Sugar Blondies are an easy way to get your cinnamon roll fix with a lot less work! Delicious soft blondies topped with cinnamon sugar and a cinnamon glaze.
If you love cinnamon sugar, you are going to love these blondies. A mix between a snickerdoodle and a cinnamon roll, these blondies are a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
So, if you have a craving for cinnamon rolls, give these easy blondies a try. They are perfect with a cup of coffee, entertaining, or just snacking on. If you love new takes on classic flavors, be sure to try these Cannoli Cookies – full of those cannoli flavors you love.
Read on to see how easy it is to make cinnamon sugar blondies – they are sure to be your new favorite!
How to Make Cinnamon Sugar Blondies
These tasty buttery blondies come together fast and give you that delicious cinnamon roll flavor you crave. And, making them couldn’t be easier.
Firstly, start by preparing your 9 x 13 inch baking pan. I like to be able to lift my squares out of the pan, so I always line my pan with parchment paper. However, a good spray with nonstick cooking spray works too.
Then, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to mix together the butter and brown sugar (two key ingredients for blondies). Then, add in the eggs and vanilla. Mix until well combined.
Pour in the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Use a rubber spatula to get all of the flour off the sides and bottom of the bowl.
Spread the batter into the prepared baking pan. You can smooth with a rubber spatula or clean damp hands. The mixture will be sticky so damp hands are always a good way to go.
Cinnamon Sugar Topping
To make these blondies really special, add the cinnamon sugar topping. In a bowl, stir together cinnamon sugar until well combined.
Don’t be concerned by the amount of cinnamon in the topping. It really makes the bars special. And, all you have to do is sprinkle the mixture over top of the blondies before baking.
Bake in a preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes.
How to know when blondies are done baking
You will know that your blondies are ready when they start to pull away from the outside of the pan. Because the dough is meant to be chewy, you can’t rely on a toothpick to determine whether your blondies are cooked through.
Also, be sure not to over bake the blondies. You want them chewy and soft in the middle. So as soon as you see them pulling away from the sides of the pan, take them out of the oven.
For this recipe, blondies will cook in about 25 minutes at 350 degrees. If your oven tends to run warmer, start to check the blondies around the 20 minute mark.
Once the blondies are done baking, cool completely before applying glaze.
How to make the Glaze
This simple glaze is so easy to put together and gives the blondies that unique cinnamon roll look and feel.
Firstly, be sure that your blondies are completely cooled before applying the glaze. Rather than drizzling on the glaze in the pan, I like to remove the bars and glaze them a cutting board.
For the glaze, simply whisk together powdered sugar, milk, and cinnamon. You can add more or less milk depending on how thick you want the glaze.
Use a spoon or a whisk to drizzle the glaze over the cooled blondies in a back and forth motion. Let the glaze harden, about 5 minutes, then cut the bars into squares and serve.
Expert Tips and Tricks
These blondies couldn’t be easier to make. Here are some tips on getting the best blondies ever.
- Line your baking pan with parchment before adding the batter. This ensures that the blondies won’t stick and it allows you to lift the blondies out of the pan for easier cutting.
- Start with room temperature butter. This will ensure a fluffy mixture when beaten with the brown sugar.
- You can change up the flavor of the blondies by adding chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, or nuts to the batter.
- The batter will be sticky. To smooth it into the pan, I suggest that you get your hands slightly wet and then press the batter into the pan.
- Cool blondies completely before adding the glaze.
- Change up the flavor of the glaze by adding pie spice, ginger, or vanilla.
- Cut and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. You an also freeze for up to two months.
- I personally like eating these bars chilled. It gives the blondies a chewy texture.
More Blondies Recipes
Blondies are a great way to get that sweet treat you crave, without all of the work of making individual cookies. Be sure to check out these other blondies recipes:
Milky Way Blondies use Milky Way candy bars and have a gooey caramel layer.
Peanut Butter Banana Blondies are a sweet, salty, and crunchy treat that’s a great way to use up ripe bananas.
Frosted Butterscotch Blondies are loaded with walnuts and topped with a tasty butterscotch frosting.
Candy Corn Blondies with chocolate and white chocolate chips are the perfect treat to feed your candy corn obsession!
Brownie Blondie Bars are the ultimate dessert treat with a brownie bottom topped with delicious butterscotch blondie, brown sugar icing, and chocolate drizzle.
Fruitcake Cookie Bars are blondies filled with candied fruit, pecans, and Grand Marnier.
I hope you love these Cinnamon Sugar Blondies. Be sure to comment below if you try. Enjoy!
Cinnamon Sugar Blondies
- 9 x 13 inch baking pan
- 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups brown sugar, packed
- 1 cup butter, room temperature (2 sticks)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 ½ tablespoons cinnamon
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and line with parchement a 9 x 13 inch baking pan; set aside.
- Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl; set aside. In a large bowl, beat together brown sugar and butter using an electric mixer until creamy, about a minute. Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until incorporated. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and blend until well combined. Spread batter into prepared baking pan.
- In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnmon. Sprinkle over batter in pan.
- Bake in preheated oven for about 25 minutes, or until blondies are beginning to pull away from the sides of the pan. Let blondies cool on a wire rack in pan at least 30 minutes before glazing and cutting.
- In a bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, cinnamon, and milk until smooth. Drizzle over blondies and cut into squares.