When you're studying the brain you eventually hit a cracking point where no more information will be absorbed.
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That's what baking breaks are for. They are therapeutic and can help rejuvinate the mind...at least that's what I tell myself ;).
After a bit of digging I decided to try Snickerdoodle Blondies. Yes, they are snickerdoodles in a bar form! I made a few slight adjustments, based on recommendations made by other food.com users.
To make these yummy treats, you will need:
- 2 2/3 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 nutmeg
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, softened (cut down from the original 1 cup)
- 2 eggs
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350F. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. In a separate bowl, beat together butter and brown sugar for 3-5 minutes, until light in colour and a bit fluffy.
Add in eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.
Stir in flour mixture until well blended.
Spread evenly in a 9x13" greased pan. For the topping, mix the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle evenly over the batter (not pictured). Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Do you like the pan? It's from Avon! It means nice even squares.
When the squares have cooled, take a bite and enjoy! And think about how much good you're doing for your brain ;).