Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Blondie Brownies

We all know that blondes have more fun. It's just science. However, Blondie Brownies are usually less fun than their brownie counterparts.  This is only fair.  Until now.  These blondies are super chewy and moist with lots of brown sugar, making them almost caramelly to go with the crunchy walnuts and the sweet white chocolate.  I've never been much of a white chocolate girl, but they do really work here.  I am also not one to suggest splurge-ish ingredients, but I did spring for the Guiardelli white chocolate, which isn't as cloying sweet as less expensive brands.  Either way, these blondies are the perfect gift if you have a cousin who is pregnant (like I do!!) or one who just had a baby (I have this too!) because these are the people who really need to be spoiled.  Plus, then they will let you come over and snuggle with their cute babies and not make you change any diapers.  Win-win.  You will be very glad that you tried this recipe.  I promise!  

Blondie Brownies
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup chopped walnuts
2/3 cup butter
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 egg
1 Tbs. vanilla
1 bag white chocolate chips

1.  Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl.
2.  Melt 1/3 cup butter.  In another bowl, pour in the melted butter and add brown sugar.  Mix together well.

3.  Add the eggs and vanilla to the butter and sugar.  Continue to beat until fluffy. 
4.  Slowly add flour mixture on low speed until incorporated.  Then add the nuts and white chocolate and stir only until just combined. You don't want to over-mix.
5.  Scoop the mixture into a sprayed and parchment lined 9x9 inch pan.  Mine is silicone, so it doesn't need to be sprayed and lined so much, but a regular pan should be sprayed well so that the brownies don't stick
6.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25 minutes.  Check to see if it is JUST starting to brown.  You want to brownies to be slightly underdone so that they are very soft and chewy.  Overcooked brownies are the worst. 
7.  Allow to cool before slicing up.
Yum, yum, yum.

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1 comment:

  1. I am baking these this afternoon for a Memorial Day picnic!