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.

Cinnamon Sugar Blondies stacked high.

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.

Cinnamon Sugar Blondies stacked high on the counter.

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.

batter in a glass bowl.

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.

batter spread into the bottom of prepared baking pan.

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

To make these blondies really special, add the cinnamon sugar topping. In a bowl, stir together cinnamon sugar until well combined.

cinnamon and sugar mixed together in a small glass bowl.

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.

sugar mixture sprinkled over top of the battle in the baking pan.

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.

Cinnamon Sugar Blondies in the baking pan with cinnamon topping.

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.

glaze in a glass bowl with a whisk.

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.

glaze drizzled over the top of the cinnamon sugar blondies on a piece of parchment paper.

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.

Overhead photo of the glaze drizzled over the bars.

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.
Cinnamon sugar blondies stacked high on a white plate with glaze drizzled over top.

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.

Cinnamon Sugar Blondies on a plate.

I hope you love these Cinnamon Sugar Blondies. Be sure to comment below if you try. Enjoy!

Cinnamon Sugar Blondies on a plate.

Cinnamon Sugar Blondies

All of the cinnamon roll flavors you love in a delicious and easy-to-make blondie! This cinnamon sugar blondie is next level tasty with the simple cinnamon glaze.
5 from 8 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 218kcal
Cost: 6-7

Equipment

  • 9 x 13 inch baking pan

Ingredients

Batter

  • 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

Topping

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons cinnamon

Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

Batter

  • 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.

Topping

  • 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.

Glaze

  • In a bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, cinnamon, and milk until smooth. Drizzle over blondies and cut into squares.

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Notes

You can make these ahead and refrigerate for up to a week. Or, place in an airtight container and freeze for up to two months. 
Be sure to line the baking pan with parchment so you can easily lift out and cut the bars into squares. 

Nutrition

Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 262IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg
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10 Comments

  1. Made this for the first time today, they are delicious!! Took them to work and they were gone in no time! I will definitely be making these again and soon! Also, so easy to make!! ❤️

  2. 5 stars
    AMAZING!!! Made these with my daughter and the recipe was so easy and the finished product tasted so good!!!

  3. 5 stars
    These cinnamon sugar blondies are so delicious! They have the perfect balance of spice and sweetness. This recipe’s a keeper!