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I don’t mean to sound like one of those people who get fixated on working out and dieting just before summer just to look good in a bikini butttttt I just got my new swimsuit for this year in the mail.
There it was: a white plastic envelope emblazoned with pink lettering that I knew contained my recently ordered 20% off/free shipping swimsuit that I didn’t realllllyyy need but had to have.
And after weeks of telling myself I’d start eating better there I was– up to my elbows in cinnamon-sugar and blondie batter.
So I’m pretty sure that was supposed to be a sign… you know, like “Samantha stop stuffing your face with sweets 24/7 because summer is HERE NOW!”
I thought about that for a second. And then like a completely rational person I set down the mixing spoon and went to the gym for the next two hours.
Except… NOT! Instead what might have happened is that I licked the spoon, licked residual cinnamon/sugar from my fingers (I was done baking, so that’s totally hygienic, right?), and squeezed in a little bit of cardio by dragging myself away from these amazing Snickerdoodle bars and then running right back to do bite-sized Snickerdoodle curls right up to my mouth. And then repeat.
Close enough, right?
I can’t really be held responsible… these Blondies are the perfectly soft bar-equivalent of Snickerdoodles. I’ve tried Snickerdoodle Blondie recipes before that omitted cream of tartar, but in my opinion cream of tartar adds a distinct, tangy flavor that makes a Snickerdoodle a Snickerdoodle, and so I made sure to incorporate that in this recipe.
Definitely a good call, if I do say so myself, because the flavor is absolutely necessary.
Now, if you’ll excuse me there’s still at least a quarter of a pan of warm Snickerdoodle Blondies waiting for me on the counter and I have some working out to do 😉
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