Cinnamon Roll Blondies

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September 25, 2019
Bars
September 25, 2019

Cinnamon Roll Blondies

  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 30 min
  • Total time: 45 min

All your favorite flavors of a cinnamon roll in these easy, buttery, and chewy cinnamon roll blondies drizzled with a classic cream cheese frosting! Made in just one bowl with just eye ingredients this chewy cinnamon blondies recipe is the only one you’ll ever need!

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Cinnamon Roll Blondies

All your favorite flavors of a cinnamon roll in these easy, buttery, and chewy cinnamon roll blondies drizzled with a classic cream cheese frosting! Made in just one bowl with just eye ingredients this chewy cinnamon blondies recipe is the only one you’ll ever need!

overhead shot of cinnamon roll blondies drizzled with cream cheese glaze

Cinnamon Roll Blondies

By now you’ve probably noticed that we kind of have a thing for cinnamon rolls. Especially in different dessert forms. Like who wants to make homemade cinnamon rolls, wait an hour for them to rise, let them rest, roll them out…BLEH. Not me, that’s who. These Cinnamon Roll Blondies take all that gooey cinnamon roll flavor and translate it into an easy cookie bar. Drizzle them with a homemade cream cheese icing and all your cinnamon roll cravings will be satisfied.

stack of cinnamon sugar blondies drizzled with icing

We made this to die for cinnamon roll sheet cake a couple of months ago, and honestly I’ve been dreaming about it ever since. So, when we wanted to make a cozy, Fall blondie, we knew cinnamon swirl was the way to go.

cinnamon roll blondies with a cinnamon sugar swirl

How to make the best cinnamon roll blondies

  1. Use melted butter: Melted butter will create a much more tender and chewy blondie, so make sure you melt and cool your butter before getting started.
  2. Don’t over measure your flour: Flour can be pretty persnickety. It tends to fall and become denser as it sits in the bag. We always spoon flour spoonful by spoonful into the measuring cup to ensure we’re not over measuring!
  3. DO NOT OVER MIX. I am sorry for raising my voice, but seriously, just don’t do it. If you over work your blondie dough you’ll be left with a gummy, chewy, gross blondie. Ew. And it could all be avoided, so just give it a few stirs and call it a day.
  4. Don’t hold back on the icing: I think we all know that the best part about a cinnamon roll is the frosting, so don’t even think about leaving the cream cheese icing out.

cinnamon roll blondies on parchment paper

How to know when your cinnamon roll blondies are done:

I am a strong believer that over-baked baked goods are one of the worst things. Ever. So writing the bake time for recipes is always my least favorite part. Every oven is different and different pans bake quicker than others. It makes me so sad to think that you guys would ever get a dry, over baked blondie from me. Like it keeps me awake at night. Especially for recipes that simply won’t taste as good when they are over baked; it is so important to keep an eye on them.

cinnamon roll blondies cut into squares on a cooling rack

How long should you bake cinnamon blondies for?

You’ll want to take these cinnamon roll blondies out of the oven when they are golden brown around the edges and have puffed up in the middle, but the center of the pan should still be relatively underdone. For us this took about 38 minutes, but you’ll want to start checking them at 30 minutes and keeping an eye on them from there because every oven is different!

cinnamon roll blondie with a bite taken out of it

Alright, bbs, I need to get this Wednesday started with some caffeine. I mean…it’s acceptable to eat cinnamon rolls for breakfast, so don’t try to tell me that I can’t eat these cinnamon roll blondies with my cup of coffee today 🙂

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Cinnamon Roll Blondies

4.6 from 28 reviews

All your favorite flavors of a cinnamon roll in an easy, buttery, chewy blondie swirled with cinnamon sugar and drizzled with a cream cheese icing. These cinnamon roll blondies are seriously delicious!

All your favorite flavors of a cinnamon roll in an easy, buttery, chewy blondie swirled with cinnamon sugar and drizzled with a cream cheese icing. These cinnamon roll blondies are seriously delicious!

  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american
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Ingredients

for the blondies

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg + 1 large egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

for the cinnamon sugar

  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup white sugar

for the icing

  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

    1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line a an 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper and set aside.
    2. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the butter and brown sugar. Add the egg, yolk, and vanilla extract and mix well.
    3. In a separate bowl stir together the baking powder, salt, and flour. Add the wet ingredients into the dry and fold together until just mixed and no clumps of flour remain. Do not over mix.
    4. Pour the batter into your prepared pan. Make the cinnamon sugar by combining the sugar and cinnamon. Drop large spoonfuls of cinnamon sugar on top of the blondie batter. Use a butter knife to create big swirls.
    5. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until the brownies are golden brown and set on the edges and have puffed up. The middle will still be pretty doughy, but they will continue to cook as they cool!
    6. While the cinnamon roll blondies cool, make the cream cheese icing. In a small sauce pan over medium low heat, combine the cream cheese, heavy cream, powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt, whisking constantly until everything is melted and combined. Take off the heat and allow to cool.
    7. Once the blondies are cool, drizzle with the cream cheese glaze. Cut into 9 squares and enjoy!

Keywords: cinnamon roll blondies, cinnamon blondies, snickerdoodle blondies

Notes

  • Don’t overwork the batter! Just mix until no clumps of batter remain and then stop!

easy cinnamon roll blondies with cream cheese icing

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  1. hi, I have been using this recipe for years and I’m just wondering if you changed the recipe at some point? I remember some of the measurements being larger, when I just used the portions listed here it didnt make nearly enough batter, very uneven.

  2. This was my first time making and tasting blondies. Hands down one of the tastiest treats I have ever had in my entire life! I baked it for 32 minutes in my oven and it was way uncooked in the middle. I think the amount of sugar cinnamon mixture to be sprinkled on top is too much, I would cut it in half. Overall this is an excellent treat, my family absolutely enjoyed it, and I will most certainly be making this again and again!

  3. My end result always looks like a thousand times different than your pictures lol! I think the cinnamon sugar on top is way too much . The two teaspoons of cinnamon and half a cup of sugar. I can’t even see the batter like yours in your photos ! I

  4. The taste of these is out of this world! I only made half of the cinnamon sugar mixture for the top, and it was PLENTY for our tastes. The baking time did not work for me. I did an 8×8 pan, baked for the full 40 minutes, and the Blondies were raw in the middle, even after cooling. My oven is usually pretty spot on with baking times, if not running a little hotter, but I don’t know, the 40 minutes just didn’t cut it. I think if I had them in a 9×13 it would have been perfect. I will try again to see if I can get them to come out better at a more shallow depth.

  5. The taste of these is out of this world! I only made half of the cinnamon sugar mixture for the top, and it was PLENTY for our tastes. The baking time did not work for me. I did an 8×8 pan, baked for the full 40 minutes, and the Blondies were raw in the middle, even after cooling. My oven is usually pretty spot on with baking times, if not running a little hotter, but I don’t know, the 40 minutes just didn’t cut it. I think if I had them in a 9×13 it would have been perfect. Looking forward to trying them again and perfecting them!