Is there anything more comforting than the aroma of freshly baked Cinnamon rolls wafting through the air!?
If you don't have the patience for a yeast dough and you would like a cinnamon roll right now, then this treat is for you! It has all the delightful qualities of a cinnamon roll all wrapped up into a quick and easy little dessert.
These buttery, dense blondies are topped with a homemade vanilla glaze, making them completely irresistable!
Lets get baking :)
Step 1: Gathering the Ingredients and Utensils
- You got to have the tools to create the goods. Gathering all that you need is a helpful way to stay focused
- Large bowl
- Medium bowl
- 8x8 inch pan ( I used a glass casserole since i was lacking that sized pan. Mine measured 6x6 inch)
- Tin foil
- Measuring cups
- Table and tea spoon
- Wooden spoon
- Small dish for butter ( perhaps a couple)
Now that we gathered all those goodies, let's gather the tasties!
- 1 cup (125g) flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 & 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- pinch ground nutmeg
- 5 tbsp butter ( margarine) , melted
- 3/4 cup (150g) brown sugar
- 1/4 cup (60g), plus 1 tbsp white sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup confectioners sugar
- 3 tsp milk , of choice. ( I used vanilla almond milk)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Step 2: Preparing the Heat and Baking Pan
We are going to Preheat the Oven. We want that oven at 350 degrees F.
Next we are going to take our tinfoil, and line the bottom and sides of our pan/dish, leaving an overhang on all sides.
Step 3: Dry Ingredients Mix Off!
Here we are. Time to prep the blondies! We are going to start by mixing our dry ingredients
1. In our medium bowl, we will start by adding 1 cup of flour
2. Followed by 1/2 tsp of baking powder
3. Next add 1/8 tsp of baking soda
4. Better add our 1/4 tsp of salt, too.
5. How about we throw in 1 tsp of cinnamon
6. Do not forget the pinch of nutmeg.
Mix all that together! There. That looks good!
We are going to set that lovely mix aside and move along
Step 4: Butter and Sugar
Time to stir up a bit of tasty fun!
To start things off , we are going to gather our large bowl.
If you have not melted your 5 tbsp of butter ( margarine) yet, you can do that now.
Once that is melted, you have my permission to pour that into your bowl ;)
- Next you are going to add your 3/4 cup of brown sugar!
- Add you 1/4 cup of white sugar next.
Stir that all together until fully combined. That looks great!
Step 5: Egg and Vanilla
Since you are doing such a great job thus far, we are going to keep on going!
Lets get wild and add our Egg. Go on! Crack an egg into your beautiful buttery sugar blend!
How about we also add our 2 tsp of Vanilla extract into the bowl, as well.
Activate those muscles and stir vigorously!! That's the ticket.
Step 6: Time to Combine, and Pour.
Our buttery, egg, sugary, vanilla concoction is ready to meet its maker!
Lets take the medium bowl with our dry ingredients and slowly add that into our wet ingredients.
Stir this mix with your large spoon , or spatula until combined.
** IMPORTANT INFO**
Do not over mix! The batter is going to be thick. Just the way we like it
Since our batter looks AMAZING, we are going to pour that right into our prepared pan.
Step 7: Cinnamon Sugar, and Bake.
My oh my. My mouth sure is starting to water :)
We are going to create our sweet topping. The perfect additive to this delectable treat!
In a small dish, mix the remaining 1/4 tsp cinnamon and 1 tbsp white sugar together!
Sprinkle that heaven over top of the Blondies. Very good!
We are now going to bring heat to our creation , and give it delicious life.
Pop the pan in the oven, and set your timer for 25 minutes, or until light golden brown on top.
In the mean time, you can clean up your dishes, talk to your cat, sing.. the sky is the limit, my friends.
When its time to take them out, allow the Blondies to cool completely in the pan set on a wire rack.
Step 8: Making Thee Glaze.
While you enjoy the sweet scent of your hard work cooling off, we are going to prepare a simple, and oh so delicious glaze for the finishing touches
In a small dish combine
- 3/4 cup of confectioner ( icing) sugar
- 3 tbsp of milk ( your choice)
- 1/2 tsp of Vanilla extract
Mix it up! Coolness!! Set aside. The glaze will thicken up while the blondies cool down.
Once those beauty's are cool to the touch, take your Vanilla Glaze and drizzle it on top, in any design, style of your choosing.
Step 9: Cut and Serve.
Cut the Blondies up into squares of your choosing.
These delicious treats will keep up to a week in an air tight container..
But part of me feels that they wont make it that long ;)
ps- If you did not know, blondies are brownies, but lighter :P