Monday, June 23, 2008

Better Homes and Blondies


Blondies are kind of a staple dessert in my house. it's something that everyone here likes, and they're easy to throw together so they're perfect for those sudden cravings. Like the one I was experiencing tonight. But I haven't been super thrilled with the recipe I've been using. They always seem to come out raw and I can't seem to find the right baking time. So I've been planning on trying out a new recipe for while, but haven't gotten around to it.

I wasn't even planning on baking blondies tonight. I wanted to make some cookies, and I wanted to try a new recipe from my Better Homes and Gardens cookbook again. But when I saw that there was a recipe in there for blondies, I decided that blondies would be even better. I am SO HAPPY that I stumbled across this recipe. It is perfect. These blondies puff up quite a bit more than the other ones I usually make, so I was afraid they'd be too dry and cakey. Not the case at all. They are still gooey and soft and chocolatey and everything I've always wanted in a blondie. Needless to say, this will now be my go to blondie recipe :-)

Blondies (source: Better Homes and Gardens 75th Anniversary Cookbook)

2 cups packed brown sugar
2/3 cup (10 2/3 tbsp) butter
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces
1 cup chopped nuts ( I omitted these)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 13x9 baking pan; set aside. In a medium saucepan heat brwon sugar and butter over mudium heat until butter melts and the mixture is smooth, stirring constantly. Cool slightly. Stir in eggs one at a time; stir in vanilla. Stir in flur, abking powder and baking soda.

Spread batter in prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and nuts. Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean (avoid chocolate chips). Cool slightly on wire rack. Cut into bars while warm.

15 comments:

  1. Yum! We love blondies in our house too. This recipe looks great- I will have to give it a try soon :)

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  2. I could eat 10 of those right now. I really need to try these.

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  3. These look wonderful, I have not been to impressed with any blondie recipe I have tried either. I might have to give this one a try.

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  4. I love blondies! I will have to try this one!

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  5. I have yet to tackle blondies, so I will have to save this recipe!

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  6. Oooh these look SO good, Kayte! So gooey and delicious.

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  7. These look great. Tell me... what did you find different ingredient wise, with this one compared to your last recipe?

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  8. Meg, i'm pretty sure it was the addition of baking powder that made the difference. other than that i think it's just the ratio of brown sugar and butter to flour. but i'm quite sure the baking powder helped.

    i also like that this recipe makes a 13x9 pan. the other one makes an 8x8 pan and they're gone too quickly ;-)

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  9. These look delicious! nice work!

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  10. These look wonderful! I think I'll make these next time I have the urge to bake. My favorite brownie recipe is from Better Homes magazine. It's the only one I ever make and I almost have it memorized. :) Yum...

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  11. wow, those are loaded with chocolate chips! yum!

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  12. I loved these. I made them last night for a friend's birthday who liked brownies and chocolate chip cookies - this is a great mix. First time I've ever made blondies.
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    Thank you - everyone said they were great!

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  13. i tried this recipe and they came out perfect! it's like a better version of a cookie and really easy to make :)

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