Meyer Lemon Cream Cheese Blondies

by Jennifer Wieland
Meyer Lemon Cream Cheese Blondies

I was so happy when I got back from my cruise and found Chicago to have finally decided to warm up some. Don’t get me wrong, if I had been able to have my way I would have been moving to Florida but at least it was a much smaller shock to the system going from 85-90° to 50-60° over 30-40°. Now that it has warmed up though and I have gotten a tan I am in full on spring mode. I will only wear sandals or slides now and a hoodie or jean jacket for cover. I flat-out refuse to go back to cold weather gear no matter if the temp drops again or not.Yes, I will be the nut in sandals and snow should that happen here again.

Last night I decided I needed to get back in the saddle and bake something but I wanted it to match my current weather outlook… springy. It needed to be a sweet treat to make me think of warmer weather, sunshine and blue skies with each bite. Since I had some Meyer lemons sitting on the counter I decided to make that my flavor base for this recipe and then I scoped out the refrigerator and cupboards to see what sort of magic I could make. This was how I ended up creating Meyer Lemon Cream Cheese Blondies. These are perfect for a warm weather day with their light citrus flavor and blondies are quick and easy to bake since it all gets dumped into one pan and then baked. Let them cool some, ice them, slice them and they are a perfect sweet to pack up for a picnic lunch with your favorite friends or family.

Meyer Lemon Cream Cheese Blondies

Meyer Lemon Cream Cheese Blondies
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4664 calories
723 g
683 g
179 g
57 g
105 g
1260 g
2111 g
462 g
4 g
55 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1260g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 4664
Calories from Fat 1571
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 179g
275%
Saturated Fat 105g
524%
Trans Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
Monounsaturated Fat 46g
Cholesterol 683mg
228%
Sodium 2111mg
88%
Total Carbohydrates 723g
241%
Dietary Fiber 10g
40%
Sugars 462g
Protein 57g
Vitamin A
125%
Vitamin C
25%
Calcium
51%
Iron
34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the blondies
  1. 2 2/3 c. all-purpose flour
  2. 1 tsp. baking soda
  3. 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  4. 1/2 c. butter, softened
  5. 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
  6. 1 2/3 c. sugar
  7. 1/2 tsp. Meyer lemon zest
  8. 1 tbsp. Meyer lemon juice
  9. 1 egg
For the icing
  1. 1 c. powdered sugar
  2. 3 tbsp. milk
  3. 1/2 tbsp. Meyer lemon juice
  4. Additional Meyer lemon zest for topping (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and spray a 9"x13" pan with baking spray.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking soda and baking powder and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream together the butter and cream cheese on medium-high speed. Add the sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice and mix until combined. Stir in the egg on low until incorporated. Stir in the dry ingredients in two batches and then mix on medium speed for a minute.
  4. Press the dough evenly into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the middle has set. Let the blondies cool for 10-15 minutes. While they are cooling you can make the icing.
  5. To make the icing whisk together the powdered sugar, milk and lemon juice until smooth. Once the blondies are cooled some spread the icing over the top and sprinkle with additional lemon zest if desired.
  6. Cut the blondies into 2" squares and serve.
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calories
4664
fat
179g
protein
57g
carbs
723g
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Jennifer is a mom to 5 boys, 1 girl and 1 husband. Her kids range in age from 8-24 so things are always crazy with everything from school life, to autism and to college and beyond. She tries to bake, craft, travel and blog her way through all of the chaos and craziness that life, her kids and her husband throw her way.

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4 Responses to “Meyer Lemon Cream Cheese Blondies”

  1. 1

    Yummy! Can’t wait to try! Thanks@
    ~A~
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  2. 2
    Wendy says:

    I went searching through all my tweets to find this! 🙂 Now, I think you add the dry ingredients after you add the egg, correct? Then mix 1 min? It’s not in the directions. I’m going to try it anyway!
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  3. 3

    These look so good, I have been wanting to make a paleo version of these.
    kim@theysmell.com recently posted…Paleo Grilled Asiago Stuffed Pork ChopsMy Profile

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    Nichol says:

    MMM lemon is my favorite. I bet these are absolutely incredible!
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