I love to "fool around" in the kitchen and by that I mean spending an entire afternoon alone in the kitchen with an ingredient. Some of delicious creations have come out of these "fooling around" sessions. Take for example these Pecan Snickerdoodle Blondies, they are the result of an afternoon of "fooling around" in the kitchen with a bag of pecans!
Mind you they were no ordinary Pecans rather they were Georgia Pecans from Pearson Farms. Having been in the pecan business for 100 years, you can imagine how fine Pearson Farms' rawpecans must taste. They make a deliciously wholesome snack eaten by the handful and are equally delicious added to baked goods, which brings us back to my Pecan Snickerdoodle Blondies.
Each bite mixes the flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and pecan followed by the sweetness of the vanilla sugar. They are irresistible...but don't go by what I say, try them for yourself.
Pecan Snickerdoodle Blondies
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup butter
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons vanilla sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×9 pan.
Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a bowl. Set aside. In a bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter and brown sugar for 3-5 minutes. Add in the eggs one at a time, along with the vanilla extract. Beat until smooth.
Fold in the flour mixture and chopped pecans until just combined. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
Combine the vanilla sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle evenly over the top of the batter.
Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool before cutting.