Friday, March 16, 2012

Brown Sugar Blondies with Chocolate Chips

Alternate title: The Most Delicious Thing I've Ever Baked


I mean it, ya'll.  These blondies are incredibly perfect: chewy, dense, soft, and sweet (oy).  I used chocolate chips because that's what I had on hand, but I think next time I'll try butterscotch chips instead and just lay myself out to swoon all nice and comfy on the floor so as to avoid any unsightly bumps or bruises from falling after the first bite. 

Oh, man. 

It'll have to be this weekend.  And I'll absolutely be doubling the recipe to fill a 9x13 instead of 9x9 pan.  I can kind of hardly concentrate from all the delicious remembering.  So here -- before I lapse into a fit of ecstasy and forget to give you the recipe -- is the recipe.

Oh, man....


Brown Sugar Blondies

1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp bakind soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees an line a 9x9 pan with parchment paper, leaving a few inches of overhang. 

In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Set aside.

In a large bowl, stir melted butter and brown sugar until smooth.  Add egg and vanilla and stir until evenly combined.  Add flour mixture in three separate steps, stirring well after each addition.  Pour batter into prepared pan; it will be quite thick, so be sure to spread it completely to the edges of the pan.  Sprinkle chocolate chips on top.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of  the pan comes out clean. 

Cool completely before cutting.  And be sure to lay yourself out on the floor before taking the first bite.  It would be a complete shame to lose consciousness by hitting your head, mostly because it would probably be awhile before you could finish the blondie.

Oh, man...

10 comments:

  1. These look so good. I love the maple blondies from Applebee's and can never seem to duplicate the recip at home. BUt these look they just might do the trick!! Thank you!

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    1. It's been years since I've had one of those, Colleen, and these reminded me immediately of Applebee's! If you can find a recipe for a maple butter glaze, they'd match perfectly :)

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  2. Haha, your too funny :o) They sound delish and I think I have all the ingrediants on hand... I do believe I will have to make some, especially if you have to eat them laying down :o)

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    1. Yes! Let me know how you like them. I mean, if you can peel yourself off the floor ;)

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  3. Oh man sounds about right! Those look amazing!!

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  4. Seriously? That good? Oh man, I've got to get into the kitchen!

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    1. Seriously they are that good! I've had the pleasure of getting to eat these brownies after she made them...go to the kitchen...QUICK!

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    2. Jill's right :) But I know you like crispy cookies, Emily -- and these are nothing like that. Brownies are definitely a better texture description. You *could* spread them out in a bigger pan and get them more cookie-like if you want. Either way...yuuuuummmmm ;)

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  5. Sarah - you temptress! I can't wait to try these but alas - I gave up sweets for Lent! Now I know what I am doing the day after Easter :o)

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    1. Be the Easter bunny for yourself, Kam -- you'll deserve it after a full Lent off sweets!!

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Hmm...And how did that make you FEEL?