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.


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

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

  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.

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

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

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

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

  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 ;-)

  9. These look delicious! nice work!

  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...

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

  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.
    Thank you - everyone said they were great!

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