Cinnamon Sugar Blondies

These blonde brownies are perfectly chewy, ready in less than 30 minutes, and topped with crackly cinnamon and sugar!

Hello, friends.

I’m here today with something new and exciting and maybe a little terrifying.

I made a video. Of food. For you to watch.

My hands and arms (lots of arms, because I’m sorry, this was my first attempt at video and I didn’t realize how arm-y I was until I had already finished) are making their big debut. I hope you’re ready for it.

Easy one bowl blondies with a cinnamon sugar topping!

So, the video should hopefully show you how to make these cinnamon sugar blondies. You actually don’t really need a video, because they are the easiest things in the world to make, but that’s why I chose them for my first video. Because I’m a chicken and I didn’t want to do hard things.

Easy one bowl blondies with a cinnamon sugar topping!

Anyway, that’s enough video talk. Watch it or don’t, but I’ll shut up about it now.

I will not, however, shut up about these blondies. I used Mark Bittman’s base recipe from his book, How To Cook Everything. They are the best dang blondies I’ve ever eaten and they are beyond easy. One bowl, no mixer, ready in less than 30 minutes. I love how exceptionally chewy these blondies are, especially when you pair them with a crackly cinnamon sugar topping! Beyond delicious and perfect for adding to your holiday cookie trays.

Now go subscribe to my YouTube channel! I might just make another video one of these days!

Easy one bowl blondies with a cinnamon sugar topping!

Cinnamon Sugar Blondies


  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 5 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment.
  2. Add the butter and brown sugar to a medium mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Stir in the egg and vanilla.
  4. Stir in the flour and salt until well combined.
  5. Spread into the prepared pan. Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the batter.
  6. Bake for 22 minutes or until a tester comes out mostly clean.
  7. Cool before cutting.