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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July! Snickerdoodle Blondies with Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips and my latest sewing project!

Happy 4th of July! This is my front porch (I know, it's kind of plain looking this year) and the flag pole my husband made out of an auger. It has an old tea kettle on top! Sometime I'll have to share my embarrassing story about the tea kettle.

I was looking around on some of my favorite blogs for a new cookie recipe and I found this bar cookie. I love making bar cookies! They're so much faster than dropping out cookies. This recipe is from Two Peas and Their Pod. They were a big hit with my family! We seem to be on a snickerdoodle kick this summer! Maria made them with cinnamon chips, and I used semi sweet chocolate chips, but they would also be good without chips!

Snickerdoodle Blondies with Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup butter, at room temperature
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons white sugar (I used 4 tablespoons)
2 teaspoons cinnamon (I used 3 tablespoons)

Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 inch pan. In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon and set aside.
In another large bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth.
Stir in the flour mixture until well blended. Stir in the cinnamon chips.
Spread evenly in prepared pan (mixture will be similar to a cookie dough.)
Combine white sugar and cinnamon in a little bowl. Evenly sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture over the top of the batter.
Bake 25 minutes or until surface springs back when gently pressed. Cool slightly. While still warm, cut into bars with a sharp knife.

This is the present I made for my biggest granddaughter, Amelia. She's having a birthday next week and I wanted to make her something special. I said I'd never piece another quilt, but this one was small and it turned out to be fun putting the fabrics together. It's a sleeping bunny baby and has a cute pompom tail.

Here's the back of the blanket and the pompom tail. Now, don't tell Amelia about her present, it's a surprise!

1 comment:

Sharinskishe said...

Snickerdoodles are good, no great. I am amazed at the many ways there are to make the treat!! Thanks so much for sharing what you find and try out.

I love your sweet sewing project. Your Granddaughter will be overjoyed when she gets it. I still love the things that my Grandma made me. I especially love the quilts. She didn't make me toys. She did make clothes. Too bad I don't have any of them left. But I love my quilts!!