Blondies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

These Blondies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting taste like a cross between carrot cake and blondies – They’re simply delicious! | platingsandpairings.com

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These Blondies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting taste like a cross between carrot cake and blondies – They’re simply delicious!

These Blondies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting taste like a cross between carrot cake and blondies – They’re simply delicious! | platingsandpairings.com

These Blondies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting taste like a cross between carrot cake and blondies – They’re simply delicious! | platingsandpairings.comWhen Bob’s Red Mill asked me to create a fun new recipe using their organic unbleached flour, I started racking my brain… I’ve been making this blondie recipe for years now – Chewy, buttery bars with perfectly crisp edges and those extra gooey pieces in the middle of the pan. My favorite way to eat them has always been warm out of the oven with a scoop of ice cream on top… Until now.

I scandalously topped them with frosting… It’s commonplace to see brownies with frosting. But never blondies… Why? Let’s change that!

But, this isn’t just any frosting… This is cream cheese frosting with a bit of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla thrown in. If there were a cross between a blondie and carrot cake – this would be it. Perfect deliciousness… Chewy blondies with those decadent carrot cake spices and whipped cream cheese frosting.

These Blondies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting taste like a cross between carrot cake and blondies – They’re simply delicious! | platingsandpairings.com

So, pretty much we’re taking all the “nutrition” out of carrot cake – I’m just borrowing the best part – The frosting! I solemnly vow to eat a handful of baby carrots as my penance snack for the day after indulging in these yummy treats. I will hereby eat 10 baby carrots for each of these blondies with cinnamon cream cheese frosting that I inhale.

To further justify my inhalation of these treats – I’m going organic… Using my favorite Bob’s Red Mill Organic Unbleached White Flour, which is produced locally, and freshly milled from organic hard red wheat as the base for my blondies. It’s not enriched with any additives and is the same high protein flour used by professional bakers. Basically, these blondies with cinnamon cream cheese frosting are health food… 😉

These Blondies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting taste like a cross between carrot cake and blondies – They’re simply delicious! | platingsandpairings.com

Now that spring is just around the corner, I can totally see this as being a perfect sweet treat for Easter or Mother’s Day but I’d pretty much eat them every day… Along with those 10 baby carrots…

These Blondies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting taste like a cross between carrot cake and blondies – They’re simply delicious! | platingsandpairings.com

Blondies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Course: Dessert
Servings: 32 bars
Author: Erin
These Blondies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting taste like a cross between carrot cake and blondies – They’re simply delicious!
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Ingredients

Blondies:

  • cups Bob's Red Mill Organic Unbleached White Flour 7½ ounces
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • cups packed light brown sugar 10½ ounces
  • 12 Tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • tsp vanilla extract

Frosting:

  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • 1 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

Blondies:

  1. Adjust oven rack to the middle position and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 13- by 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray or grease with butter.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together. Set aside.
  4. In a second medium bowl, whisk the melted butter and brown sugar together until combined. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well. Using a rubber spatula, fold the dry ingredients into the egg mixture until just combined.
  5. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with a rubber spatula.
  6. Bake until the top is shiny and cracked and feels firm to the touch, for 22 to 25 minutes.
  7. Place the pan on a rack and let cool completely (about an hour).

Frosting:

  1. Beat softened butter and cream cheese until well blended.
  2. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Beat until creamy.
  3. Frost blondies and cut into 1 ½ by 2-inch bars. Serve.

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These Blondies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting taste like a cross between carrot cake and blondies – They’re simply delicious! | platingsandpairings.com

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bob’s Red Mill.

16 comments

  1. Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife

    I have admittedly not been a fan of blondies but I think that’s because I just haven’t had the right ones. These look DELICIOUS! Love the cinnamon cream cheese frosting!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Thanks Marlynn – I hope I can help change your mind!

      Reply

  2. Coley | Coley Cooks

    Yum! Sign me up for anything with that much cream cheese frosting <3

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Right?! Cream cheese frosting is my favorite!

      Reply

  3. Mary Janes

    On a cold rainy day, drinking a cup of tea and eating a pumpkin bagel with this cinnamon cream cheese spread was a delicious start to my day! Thanks for making this.

    Reply

    1. Erin

      That sounds like a fantastic way to start the day Mary!

      Reply

  4. Karin

    You had me at cream cheese frosting! 🙂 I made these for a dinner party. They were easy to make and everyone loved them! I will definitely make them again. Thanks Erin!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Cream cheese frosting is my favorite! Nothing else compares in my book 🙂 I’m glad you and your guests loved them Karin!

      Reply

  5. Marc

    Cookies look good. But the cinnamon cream cheese frosting is what blew my socks off.

    We will try these sometime this week. Thank you for sharing!

    Reply

  6. Tom Torres

    This will make a great snack while hunting! Thanks.

    Reply

  7. Heather @ Dredge and Drizzle

    Hey Erin! I’m stopping by different blogs of fellow bloggers attending EFC in a couple weeks! I can’t believe it’s almost here!

    These blondies look amazing! You had me at cream cheese frosting. I def had to schedule this one to a few of my boards.

    Hope to meet you at the conference!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Thanks Heather – I’m really looking forward to meeting you as well. See you soon!

      Reply

  8. Sara

    These look really good. Before I make them, I just want to make sure that it is 12 Tablespoons of unsalted butter for the blondies. Want to make sure I am reading it right. Thanks.

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    1. Erin

      Hi Sara. Yes, 12 tablespoons is correct for the blondies. I hope you love them. Let me know what you think!

      Reply

  9. Danielle Mintier

    I made these today and they are delicious! The cream cheese frosting really adds a winter/fall flavor. Thanks so much Erin!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      So glad you liked them Danielle – I need to make these again soon!!!!

      Reply

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