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Cinnamon Blondies

Cinnamon Blondies

YIELD 24 bars

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (210g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks (170g) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (200g) light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (170g) chocolate chips or chunks cut from chocolate bar
  • 3/4 cup (75g) pecan halves, coarsely chopped and preferably toasted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C. Line a 9×13-inch pan with parchment paper, leaving enough overhang on the sides for lifting the bars out of the pan after baking.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together melted butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Whisk in the egg and vanilla extract. Add flour mixture and fold, using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, just until combined. Do not over mix. Fold in chocolate and pecans.

  4. Spread dough evenly into prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake for 22-25 minutes, until the top is lightly golden brown and slightly firm to touch, and the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan. The bars should appear soft but will set once cooled; over baking will make them dry and cakey. Allow to cool to room temperature on a wire rack, then lift out of the pan and cut into squares. Serve warm or at room temperature.

  5. Store bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days, or freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw at room temperature or overnight in the refrigerator.