Thursday, May 23, 2013

Snickerdoodle Blondies {Rebake} (★ ★ ★ ★ ★)

Well, my world has officially exploded.

I'm not even exaggerating.

Now, I'm not saying I'm in a deep pile of ruins and I can't see the light ahead.  
...At least, not today anyway.

But the world I knew...I know.  Is over.  

I live with a bunch of dreamers.  

And just to make sure we're on the same page here:

Dreamer - n. person with exceedingly fantastic ideas and goals who is often plagued with "too much 
talk-ie, but no walk-ie" disease.  They change their minds faster than a college freshman gets drunk, but when they are serious - watch out! Because ain't nobody gonna stop that. It's shear awe-inspiring power.

I am a realist. 

Don't worry, I'll be fair:

Realist - n. person who tends to believe things are "just the way they are" and who strives to live in contentment because even if things aren't as they should be, they know how things will be, and that's pretty comforting. They can complain about circumstances, and yet still be resistant to change. However, I'd challenge you to find someone who one gives better sound advice.

Of course, I am not Webster and these definitions were tainted by my own bias, but I still think they are pretty accurate!  (Please use proper citation if referenced in your research paper...I prefer MLA format).

So when there was the usual unrest and murmurings around here a few months ago, my realist self thought, "Chill.  Remember the talk-ie no walk-ie?  Ya, happens all the time."

Only, this wasn't the "diseased rumblings" time.  Oh, no.

This was the full blown.  Dreamer on a rampage.  Gonna-make-it-happen-time.

[Insert World Explosion]


So what is a girl to do when all that she knows is about to get real foreign, real quick?

Well, rebel of course!  
By rebaking my trusty favorite - Snickerdoodle Blondies.
Because no one else gets to control what I bake, but me!  

And today I bake comfort!
I bake cinnamony!  Brown sugary!  Buttery!  Chewy!
I bake amazing 5 star, solve-all-your-problems bars!

Last time I shared these, I didn't have my wonderful camera and I barely wrote about them at all because I was sick.  So this seemed the most opportune time to present them to you again.  

These. are. incredible.  
One of the few things I have actually given five out of five stars.
Think "snickerdoodle cookie meets always chewy, never dried out goodness."  

I've probably baked these at least six times in the last year.  And that's saying something!  
I'm a food blogger!  
I can't waste my time whipping up something I've already made!
They are just that amazing. 

So now when my new world constists of:

-A best friend who lives in Santa Cruz,

-A family who plans to relocate to Texas or Oregon or Anticoch or Texas again (Make up your minds already!),

-And a 'me' who lives on her own,

At least, I'll still have these blondies.

I'm excited for the changes ahead (as much as any analytical, slightly pessimistic young lady could expect to be), but my goodness, I sure am glad some things stay the same!
Snickerdoodle Blondies
Brilliance by Dozen Flours

  • 2 2/3 Cups Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 Cups Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup (2 Sticks) of Butter, Room Temperature
  • 2 Eggs, Room Temperature
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla 
  • 2 Tbsp White Sugar
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon

Preheat Oven to 350F Degrees
Needed: Greased 9x13in Pan
Makes Approx: 15 Bars
1) Using a sifter, sift flour and baking powder over a medium sized bowl.  Set aside.
2) In another medium sized bowl, beat brown sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla until well combined.
    About 2 minutes.
3) Slowly add in the flour mixture.  Beat until well combined.
4) In a greased 9x13in pan, spread batter evenly with a spoon or spatula.  Batter will be pretty thick so 
    just keep working it.  
5) Once batter is spread, prepare white sugar and cinnamon mixture.  Sprinkle across the top.
6) Bake at 350F Degrees for 25-30 minutes.  Surface should be dry to touch and sort of "spring" back 
    when done.  
7) Cool bars on rack.  You can cut these when still slightly warm.  
 Save the butter.
Save the sugar.
 Save the world. 

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