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Karly Campbell

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This BLONDIE RECIPE is perfectly chewy, ready in less than 30 minutes, and topped with crackly cinnamon and sugar! My family can’t get enough of these little treats and I love how simple they are to make for any occasion.

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We make lots of brownies in this house, but sometimes you just need a change!

But not a big change…a small change. A blonde brownie instead of a…well…brown brownie. 😉

These blondies are the best dang blondies I’ve ever eaten and they are beyond easy. One bowl, no mixer, ready in less than 30 minutes.

I love how exceptionally chewy they are, especially when you pair them with a crackly cinnamon sugar topping!

We love bar desserts. These peanut butter and jelly bars are another favorite!

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Why we love these blonde brownies:

One Bowl! Who doesn’t love an easy clean up?

No Mixer Needed! The butter is melted, so all you need is a spoon and some elbow grease.

Six Ingredients! Bet you have everything you need in your kitchen!

Chewy! There’s nothing like biting into a gooey, chewy blondie – especially one topped with a crackly cinnamon sugar topping.

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Common questions about this recipe:

Should my blondies be gooey in the middle?

Yes, that is one of the best parts! In order to achieve this, the blondies should cook until they are almost done, and then finish cooking while cooling. You can test this by sticking a toothpick in the blondies one to two inches from the edge of the pan. If the toothpick comes out mostly clean, pull them from the oven.

Are blondies basically vanilla brownies? Or are they just square-shaped cookies?

Yep. Both. Haha! There is no chocolate in them, which is why they aren’t brownies. They have that fudgy texture of a brownie, though. They have the flavor of a cookie going on at the same time!

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  • Millionaire Shortbread
  • Brookies
  • Homemade Brownies
  • Mississippi Mud Brownies
  • Peanut Butter Chex Bars
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Cinnamon Sugar Blondies

Blondie recipe that is perfectly chewy, ready in less than 30 minutes, and topped with crackly cinnamon and sugar!

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  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 5 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment.

  • Add the butter and brown sugar to a medium mixing bowl and stir to combine.

  • Stir in the egg and vanilla.

  • Stir in the flour and salt until well combined.

  • Spread into the prepared pan. Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the batter.

  • Bake for 22 minutes or until a tester comes out mostly clean.

  • Cool before cutting.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 141kcal (7%)| Carbohydrates: 20g (7%)| Protein: 1g (2%)| Fat: 6g (9%)| Saturated Fat: 3g (19%)| Cholesterol: 26mg (9%)| Sodium: 59mg (3%)| Potassium: 30mg (1%)| Sugar: 14g (16%)| Vitamin A: 195IU (4%)| Calcium: 17mg (2%)| Iron: 0.5mg (3%)

Author: Karly Campbell



Keyword:easy bar recipes, easy dessert recipes, party recipes

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This post was originally published in December 2015 and was updated in December 2020.

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  1. Stephanie Newcomb says

    I haven’t eaten it yet – but it looks SO GOOD! I doubled the recipe and put it in the 9×13 Pyrex with parchment paper. I WILL SAY – in true scatterbrained fashion – i started with mixing the brown sugar and flour. *facepalm*. So then I mixed everything together EXCEPT for the eggs/vanilla/cinnamon. I scrambled those three together and then mixed with the others…spread it in the pan and baked it. Looks like the traditional blondie brownies!


  2. Gina says

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    This recipe is delicious! I loved it. It was like eating a snickerdoodle cookie that wasn’t baked all the way. Amazing. I could have eaten the entire pan.


    • Karly Campbell says

      So glad you loved these! <3


  3. Sonya says

    This was way to buttery for me, I mean like a layer of butter that was at the bottom.
    Tasted good, just won’t waste that much butter to make again.


  4. Marissa says

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    Really hard to tell when they are done and super sweet. Tastes like snickerdoodle cookie dough! Overall ok but not my favorite


  5. Sabrina says

    The flavor is good but the texture is too soft and chewy to where you question if it’s done.


  6. Jess says

    Can I use dark brown sugar not light brown sugar


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  7. Jamie De Rosa says

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    Great recipe and easy to make!


  8. Paola says

    Hi! Is a 10×6 pan the same as a 8×8?


    • Karly Campbell says

      I have no idea. A 9 inch round pan should be the same though.


  9. Linda Hess says

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    Insanely good! I added a 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to the batter before spreading in the pan. My family inhaled them (including the “non-dessert” people)! Thank you for an amazing addition to my dessert repretoire.


    • Karly says

      So glad you all enjoyed them!


  10. Jess says

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    My husband and I love this recipe! Perfect for the holiday season. We made it twice so far and are bringing it to game night with the fam. Will be keeping this one as a quick, easy and delicious go-to. Thanks! And happy holidays!


    • Karly says

      I’m so glad you enjoy these! Thanks for sharing!


  11. Virginia Noll says

    Mine didn’t seem to raise as high as yours. Thought it might be missing soda or powder but rechecked the recipe


    • Karly says

      Nope, there is no leavening agent in these. They’re not very thick, and are meant to be chewy and a bit dense – fudgy. Did you use the same size pan as us? If your pan is larger that would make them thinner.


  12. DL says

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    Had these at our church potluck and loved them, I asked for the recipe to make them myself!


    • Karly says

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them! 🙂


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