Cinnamon Blondies

A flavorful ribbon of cinnamon sugar running through tender vanilla blondies, frosted with whipped buttercream. A new favorite!

Cinnamon Blondies

          Cinnamon Blondies 1        Cinnamon Blondies 2

Blondies:
1 cup butter, melted
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2¼ cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt

Filling:
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup vanilla chips

Preheat oven to 350°. Spray 13″x9″ baking pan with non-stick spray. In large bowl, stirring by hand, mix melted butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Mix in eggs one at a time, and stir in vanilla. Add flour, baking powder, and salt; mix just until combined. In small bowl, stir together sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon for the filling. Spread half the batter (about 2 cups) in prepared pan. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar filling over batter. Sprinkle vanilla chips over cinnamon sugar, press down gently. Drop remaining batter by scoopfuls over the top and gently spread (I used my fingers sprayed with nonstick spray, it takes a minute with patience but it works). Bake 30-32 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.

Buttercream Frosting:
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla
2-3 Tbl milk

Whip butter with electric mixer until light in color. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, and 2 Tbl milk. Whip. Add more milk if needed for desired frosting consistency. Spread over completely cool blondies.

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Orange Creamsicle Rice Krispies Treats

This is a great treat to make on a hot day. No need for the oven to heat up the kitchen. My nieces and I had fun making this recipe from simplysouthernbaking.com.

Orange Creamsicle Rice Krispies Treats

Orange Rice Krispies Treats:
1/4 cup butter
1 (10 oz) bag mini marshmallows
1½ tsp vanilla
2/3 cup orange cake mix (I used Duncan Hines Orange Supreme)
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
2 cups white vanilla baking chips

In large microwave safe bowl, melt butter in microwave. Stir in mini marshmallows and microwave until melted. Stir in vanilla and orange cake mix. Add Rice Krispies and vanilla chips and stir to evenly coat. Turn out into a sprayed 13’x9″ pan, and press out evenly in pan. Cool.

Orange Creamsicle Buttercream:
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp orange extract
2-4 Tbl orange juice
food coloring

Whip butter with electric mixer. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, and orange extract. Mix well. Add enough orange juice until creamy spreading consistency. mix in a couple drops each of red and yellow food coloring to make desired orange color. Spread evenly over orange rice krispies treats.

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Very Vanilla Crumble Muffins

Something warm on a cold morning. These muffins are not super sweet, so, I am declaring them healthy! Please don’t quote me on that. ;o)

Very Vanilla Crumble Muffins

Very Vanilla Muffins 2

Very Vanilla Muffins:
1¾ cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2½ tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
1 Tbl vanilla
3 Tbl oil
1/2 cup vanilla chips

Crumble Topping:
1/4 cup flour
2 Tbl sugar
2 Tbl softened butter

Preheat oven to 400°. Prepare 6 muffin cups, spray or papers (use Demarle, no spray or papers needed).

In large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, whisk together milk, egg, vanilla, and oil. Pour milk mixture over dry ingredients and stir by hand just until combined. Fold in vanilla chips.

In small bowl, stir together flour and sugar. Add softened butter and mix with fork until crumbly.

Drop batter into muffin cups, they will be full. Sprinkle heaping tablespoon of crumble topping over top of batter in each cup. Bake for 20-25 minutes (after about 12 minutes “tent” with foil to keep crumble topping light. Cool in pan 10 minutes, remove from pan and cool on cooling rack…or eat!

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