June 4, 2007

This is an easy and versatile recipe that even a novice baker can make. I’ve made it twice recently, the first time using butterscotch chips and tonight I used caramel/chocolate swirl chips. Both turned out great. Thanks to nestie bakingblonde for introducing me to this great recipe!

Basic Blondies-

8 TBS butter, melted1 cup brown sugar1 egg1 tsp. vanilla or 1/2 tsp. almond extractpinch salt1 cup flour

Preheat oven to 350.Butter an 8x8" pan.Mix melted butter with brown sugar-beat until smooth. Beat inegg and thenvanilla.Add salt,Stir in flour.Mix in any additions (some ideas below).Pour into prepared pan.Bake for 20-25 minutes (err on the side of caution, do NOToverbake these babies) or until set in the middle. Cool onrack before cutting.

Add in ideas: add 1/2 to 1 cup of the following in any flavorcombo you can think of.

1/2 to 1 cup chocolate chips or butterscotch chips/white chips etc,you get the idea

1/2 tsp mint extract in addition to, or in the place of vanillaextract oranother extract of choice

1/2 cup chopped nuts: walnuts, pecans, macadamian

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup chopped up candy bars

2 Responses to “Blondies”

  1. Carrie Says:

    I made this recipe a few weeks ago, I loved them, I like your ideas for add-ins.

  2. Amber Says:

    I really need to make these. They look so good!! I am thinking white chocolate chips and serving them a la mode.

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