>> Thursday, May 21, 2009
Yesterday was the last good baking day for this week; so I was determined to get in the kitchen and whip something yummy up for the kids & daddy. I have been making this blondie recipe for at least 4 or 5 years now. It is so good and if I don't keep an eye on the tray the kids will (ok, and daddy too) will devour them in one day.
The nice thing about this recipe is that you can do just about anything you want to it and it will still turn out great. I don't add nuts, but you could add any kind you like. I've used all kinds of chocolate chips in it and even butterscotch chips; they always turn out great. You could even just leave them plain for a true blondie and they would still just melt in your mouth.
Oh I've even made a couple batches and put them in the freezer to pull out as needed. This works great in the summer when there are very few good baking days. They are just as good as if you made them that day. So go ahead, get in your kitchen and make a batch up today for your family. They will dance and sing and give you the highest praise. OK, maybe not all that but they will love them!
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup butter
2 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional - or any kind of nuts)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (any kind will work, I usually use milk chocolate chips)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 13x9 inch baking pan.
Using a large pan, melt the butter and stir in the brown sugar. Let this cool for about 10 minutes.
While this is cooling, sift flour, baking powder and salt together, and set aside. Add the eggs one at a time, to the brown sugar & butter. Be sure to beat well after adding each egg. Add the flour mixture, the nuts and the chocolate chips and blend well (by hand). Spread in the greased pan.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven or until the edges begin to pull away from the sides. Cut into small squares when cool.