Dairy-Free Holiday Snickerdoodle Blondies
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Like any good blondie recipe, these are very moist and tender on the inside, but the snickerdoodle-like topping forms a wonderful sugary crust to balance the rich filling. This blondie recipe was adapted from Recipezaar.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 24 servings
  • 2⅔ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon + 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup dairy-free buttery spread or sticks
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease a 9×13 inch pan or line it with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg.
  3. In large mixing bowl, cream the buttery spread or sticks and brown sugar with a hand mixer.
  4. Add the eggs and vanilla, and beat until smooth.
  5. Stir in the flour mixture until well combined.
  6. Spread the batter evenly in your prepared pan. (I lightly greased a spatula or use a small piece of parchment paper to press the batter for easy stick-free spreading.)
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together the 2 tablespoons sugar and remaining 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  8. Evenly sprinkle all of the cinnamon-sugar mixture atop the blondie batter. (It might seem like a lot, but trust me, go for it!)
  9. Bake the blondies for 25 to 30 minutes or until the surface springs back when gently pressed. They will be firmer and raised around the edges, and will sink a little in the middle. No worries, this is how it should be.
  10. Let the blondies cool in the pan completely before cutting.
Best Butter? I have tested this recipe with both buttery spread (Melt) and buttery sticks (Earth Balance Soy Free) and the results were similar and equally delicious. Most brands should work well, but I do prefer to use a lightly salted option. See my dairy-free butter comparison to see how some of the most popular brands bake up.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bar Calories: 185 Fat: 6.3g Saturated fat: 1.7g Carbohydrates: 30.1g Sugar: 18.9g Sodium: 119mg Fiber: .5g Protein: 2g
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/dairy-free-snickerdoodle-blondies