I told you I would make you something real.
Not a desperate dessert, like peanut butter with frosting, cocoa crispie cereal with marshmallow fluff, or nuked cookie dough *gravel*. No, none of that. I’ve made you a real honest to goodness edible dessert with class.
Why? I care. About the quality sugar you put in your mouth. I’m helping you develop better taste than I did, being straight sugar…(Although the crispy-fluff combination was kind of amazing, will probably dress it up a bit and present it to you in a future recipe. Just needs to mature a bit before the public debut)
You may have noticed I’m big on bar cookies. They are fast and gooey delicious. So when contemplating a dessert to create here I tried to steer away from the usual and go with a different kind of cookie. Despite my efforts it still ended up a perfect little blondie, no complaints though. These were meant to be born, and then eaten with milk on a frigid autumn afternoon *only while wearing flannel pants*
Cinnamon Roll Blondies
(adapted from smittenkitchen’s blondies, infinitely adaptable)
1 stick unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 cups oats
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk (plus more if needed)
Toffee pieces (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in a medium saucepan and then add the sugar, stir to combine and turn remove from heat. Stir for 2-3 minutes till the batter has cooled a bit (we don’t want scrambled eggs) add the egg SLOWLY while constantly stirring, then the vanilla. Stir in the flour and spices. Add the oats. Pour into a greased 8×8 baking dish and bake for 15-20 minutes. They should be chewy-like so don’t over bake! Let cool. In the meantime combine the powdered sugar, vanilla and add the milk 1 teaspoon at a time, stirring the frosting till the consistency is a thick glaze, not too thin but not cement. Pour over warm blondies, sprinkle toffee pieces over top and let it set up.