White Chocolate Gingerbread Blondies

My Hubby is so spoiled. Last Thursday, I needed to stop at the store to grab a couple bananas to have for breakfast. While we were there, I asked if he needed anything. All of a sudden, he remembered that he needed to take something with him to his volleyball tournament over the weekend. After sorting through the emails from his team, he determined that he was supposed to bring a dessert. He gave me the puppy dog look and asked if I would mind baking something that night since I was leaving Friday night for New Hampshire.

Lucky for Hubby, I had a couple free hours that night and was able to find a recipe and grab the last remaining ingredients while at the store. I whipped up these blondies in no time flat and they smelled AMAZING baking up in the oven. Hubby took most of these to volleyball and I took the rest to New Hampshire. Aimee, Fiona, and Hubby’s volleyball team all agreed that these were another home run.

I recommend making these for any holiday gatherings you have coming up. They have a great almost carameley flavor to them and aren’t overly spiced. In fact, if you ommitted the spices all together, I’d call them caramel white chocolate blondies.

One Year Ago: Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Patty Frosting, Honey Yeast Dinner Rolls, and Pumpkin Praline Cake
Two Years Ago: Snickerdoodle Blondies
Three Years Ago: The Great Sugar Cookie Debate and Lumberjack Cookies
Four Years Ago: Soft Pretzels

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Spiced White Chocolate Blondies

Yield: Makes 24 bars

Ingredients:

2 3/4 cups plus 1 Tbsp flour
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
2 1/2 sticks (20 Tbsp or 1 1/4 cups) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 egg yolk
1 1/4 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup unsulfured molasses
11 ounces white chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 pan.

Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and spices.

Beat butter and sugars with a mixer on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy.

Add eggs and yolk, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Beat in vanilla and molasses.

Reduce speed to low. Gradually add flour mixture, and beat until just combined. Stir in white chocolate chips.

Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake until edges are golden, 30-35 minutes (the middle might not be set). Let cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

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20 Responses to “Funfetti Oreo Cupcakes”

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    Christina — August 28, 2013 at 6:47 am

    Happy blog birthday!! I love the idea of making these for Halloween with orange and black sprinkles…and black or cute pumpkin cupcake liners. I’m all excited to make these now. Fabulous job!

    • beantownbaker — August 28th, 2013 @ 7:25 am

      AND, you could use the Halloween Oreos that have orange filling in them if you wanted 🙂 Oh, now I’m thinking orange Oreos to get the orange/black colors. Then use just purple sprinkles. Or maybe purple and green to round out the festive Halloween colors.

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    JulieD — August 28, 2013 at 7:11 am

    Happy blogiversary, Jen!!!!!!!!!! More exclamations! 🙂 these cupcakes look amazing! Congratulations on 6 great years! You’re one of the blogs I followed before starting my own! You’re amazing!

    • beantownbaker — August 28th, 2013 @ 7:27 am

      Thanks Julie! And thanks for all the exclamation points 😉 It’s crazy to think I’ve been doing this 6 years now…

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — August 28, 2013 at 8:09 am

    6 years of blogging!!! These cupcakes are the perfect way to celebrate!

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    Krystal R {Mrs. Regueiro's Plate} — August 28, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Happy 6th Blog-verisary!!! I can’t wait to see what the next 6 years will bring ya!! Been a loyal fan for the past 6 years or so!!

    • beantownbaker — August 28th, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

      Thanks! Who knows where life is going to take me in the next 6 years, but I hope I’m still enjoying blogging. I know I’ll still love baking 🙂

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    Shannon — August 29, 2013 at 9:06 am

    what a great way to celebrate 6 delicious years!! congrats 🙂

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    Melanie — August 29, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Do you think I could make these cupcakes in advance, freeze them, and then decorate them the day of a birthday party? Or do you think the oreos inside the cupcakes would be compromised by freezing?

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2013 @ 9:41 am

      I’ve never put these Oreo cupcakes in the freezer, so I’m not sure how they’d work… If you try it, please let me know how they do.

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    Tracy | Pale Yellow — August 29, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Happy Blog-o-versery! I couldn’t imagine making oreo cupcakes more festive, but you certainly did so! Sprinkles are a fantastic idea!

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2013 @ 9:42 am

      Thanks 🙂

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    Karen - Cinnamon Freud — August 29, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Happy blogiversary! I love any dessert with an Oreo in it: these cupcakes seem like an excellent choice to celebrate with!

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2013 @ 9:42 am

      I love Oreos in desserts too!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — August 30, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Okay, funfetti AND oreo, just stop it please 😉 this is a dream dessert!

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2013 @ 9:43 am

      My thoughts exactly 😀

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    Sarah C — August 30, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Happy blogiversary! I can’t remember who recommended your blog to me, but I’m so glad they did! And I think I will definitely make these cupcakes next weekend for the first weekend of the NFL season. Last year I bought a package of black and gold sprinkles (GO STEELERS!) and I’ve been saving them for a good occasion. I also have friends who request the mini ham & cheese sandwiches every single year on kick-off weekend, though we call them butter sandwiches. These cupcakes will be a great addition to the no-diet day, haha. Thanks!

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2013 @ 9:44 am

      Thanks! Great idea calling those sandwiches butter sandwiches. I’m going to have to adopt that name as well 😉 These cupcakes would be great for NFL kickoff next weekend (even if I don’t agree with your choice in teams to root for…)

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