Blondie Brownies

Sorry it has been a few days since and update everybody!  Things here have been busy with work and kids and life!

Here is one I know you will enjoy!  Saturday was National Blondie Brownie Day.  Now everyone has made regular chocolate brownies, in one of their infinate forms,(ie, chocolate chip, chocolate chunk, cakey, fudgy, caramel, peanut butter, cheesecake, mint, cherry, and on and on and on) but not everyone has made one of the greatest desserts out there, the Blondie Brownie.  Blondie Brownies are sometimes thought of as just chocolate chip cookie bars, but they are more than that.  While they are the pale cream color of chocolate chip cookies, they have the soft texture of a brownie, without the richness of chocolate.  The ones I made have chocolate chips in them, but they are not overwhelming.  These bake up soft and sweet.  They are perfect for a Sunday-at-home treat.

Blondie Brownies

6 TBSP butter, softened

1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/4 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup chopped pecans(optional)

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Beat in vanilla.  Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture.  Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts if using.  Spread into and ungreased 11inx7in baking pan.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool on wire rack.  Makes 2 dozen bars.

This is the butter and brown sugar together.  Makes sure to cream it togetehr long enough to get slightly fluffy.

As you can see the batter is very sticky.  It will be hard to spread in the pan, but adding more flour will make a tough brownie.

The surface cooks up nice and tan with flecks of chocolate chip.  The texture is soft and fine, compared to if you just made chocolate chip cookies and put them in a pan to bake.  The added flour in a chocolate chip cookie recipe results in a dry bar after longterm cooking.

This is not the greatest picture, but you can see that there is not a ton of chocolate chips in these bars.  Just enough!

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