Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Blondies

Here's a great, quick bar recipe.  The  important thing about this one is don't use a mixer.  Just do everything by hand.  Here's this delicious recipe to try for the HOLIDAYS !!!
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Makes 2 dozen  







2 sticks butter (plus more for greasing the pan)
2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt (if you use salted butter, omit the salt in the recipe)
1 teaspoon  vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour  
2 large eggs
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans, optional

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch-by-12-inch baking pan well with butter. Set the pan aside.

Melt the two sticks of butter in a 2-quart microwave-safe bowl covered with a paper towel. Remove the bowl from the microwave, and add the brown sugar. Stir well. Add the baking powder, salt and vanilla extract, stirring until completely incorporated. Stir in the flour, again stirring until it is well mixed.

Crack the eggs into a small bowl, and beat them well with a fork or whisk. Add the eggs to the batter and stir with a spoon until they are completely incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips (and the nuts, if using).

Spread the batter in the greased pan. The batter will be stiff and sticky. 

Bake until the top begins to get golden brown and the blondies just begin to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 20 to 25 minutes. (Baking time will vary depending on your oven and the type of pan.) Do not overbake. Cool for at least 20 minutes, and cut into small squares. Store in an airtight container or cover well with plastic wrap. These bars freeze very well and improve in flavor after the first day. 

Per blondie: 216 calories (41 percent from fat), 10 g fat (6 g saturated), 38 mg cholesterol, 2 g protein, 31 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 59 mg sodium.

This is an adapted recipe from Desperation Dinners.
 I am sharing with:
Sweets for Saturday
Recipe of the Week
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Tea Party Tuesday
Crazy Sweet Tuesday
Full Plate Thursday
Foodie Friday

13 comments:

  1. Hi Kitty,
    I have to try your recipe. I made Blondies many years ago and they were like rocks! And, they were one of the desserts for a friends dinner party! :)
    -Lynn

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  2. So delicious looking! Love the Hot Chocolate spoons too!

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  3. Blondies look awesome,Kitty!So delicious!I have always wondered if there is any difference between Blondies and Brownies. Do they differ in the way they are made?I have baked Brownies before, but I will use your recipe for baking Blondies the very first time:)Thanks so much!

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  4. Hi lovely lady.
    Your Brownies look delicious!!! I did copy the recipe Thanks so much.I'm your newest follower on your blog now.
    I also would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my Christmas Tablescap.
    I also hope you have a great week with your family.
    XXOO Diane

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  5. Oh YUM!!!!!!!!! I wish I could reach through my screen and take one! Just had dinner and a little sweet would be so nice. Not to worry: LOTS of Christmas will be posted in the days/weeks to come!!!!! XO, Pinky

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  6. Yum! These sound delicious!!

    Katherine

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  7. Hi,
    These look tasty. Always love trying a new recipe. Thanks for sharing. Also appreciated your sweet comment on my blog.

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  8. These are one of my favorite treats! Great holiday recipe :)

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  9. Hi Kitty,
    This is a great go to recipe for Blondies, they look so yummy! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  10. I love blondies. They are so awesome! Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

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  11. I have never made a blondie, these look rich and decadent and well just...DECADENT! I love decadent.

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