Cinnamon Roll Blondies

Cinnamon Roll Blondies 1





45 (min)


hor d'oeuvre



  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons softened unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-2 teaspoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided


  • 1Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9x13 pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.Cream brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.
  • 2Add eggs and 1 tablespoon vanilla and beat until combined.
  • 3Add cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and flour and mix.Press into prepared pan (dough is sticky, spray your hands with cooking spray to avoid it sticking to your hands).
  • 4Bake for about 18-22 minutes.(Be careful not to overcook - the center will still be jiggly when you take these out of the oven and they will finish cooking and firming up as they cool.) Cool completely before frosting.To make frosting: cream butter and cream cheese with a hand mixer until smooth. Slowly mix in the the powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  • 5Add 1 teaspoon heavy whipping cream and mix until smooth, adding more as needed for desired consistency. Frost the cooled bars, then cut into squares.Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze in a single layer for up to 1 month.