Sunday, September 23, 2007


This will be a quick post. All I will say is that it doesn't get any better than these.. They are easy to make with no advance notice. Their texture is chewy, and the nuts get even toastier and crunchier in the oven. The white chocolate is very important - they take on the butterscotch flavor of the butter and brown sugar. I have made this recipe so many times I know it by heart. I'm pretty sure I haven't made a single batch of chocolate chip cookies since finding this recipe - these are the perfect combination of chocolate chip cookie and brownie.

Blondies, from Baking Illustrated: the Practical Kitchen Companion for the Home Baker, by the Editors of Cook's Illustrated Magazine.

- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 12 Tbsp butter, melted and cooled in a large saucepan
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped and toasted pecans

Oven to 350 degrees; 13 x 9 inch pan lined with parchment, parchment sprayed with cooking spray.

Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a small bowl. Mix the brown sugar into the melted butter, then add the eggs and vanilla. Fold in the dry ingredients until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips and spread the batter into the pan. Sprinkle the pecans on top. Bake until the top is shiny, possibly cracked, and feels firm to the touch, about 22-25 minutes. Cool in pan on wire wrack.


Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Yum! I'll take mine warm out of the oven with a cup of coffee.
I'll be right over =D

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

I really really like blondies. A lot. See I am a "vanilla" person, as opposed to chocolate and blondies give me that warm vanilla feel much more!

Dee Light said...

I will be trying these!!! They look so good.

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Emilie said...

These blondies look and sound delicious. I've been wanting to buy that cookbook....maybe now I have the perfect excuse.

PASSIONATE BAKER....and beyond. said...

Hi Mallow.Are these delicious or what?Am going to try these,but sadly without the white chips...... :0(
Can barely find regular chocolate chips here, so the white ones are a faraway dream. Thanks a ton for stopping by my blog, so I could find my way across to yours. Its beautiful..and so are all the pictures!!

Brilynn said...

I've copied down the recipe, I need to make these, they look amazing!

Carrie said...

Oh Mallow. . . how could you defile such beautiful blondies with nuts! Nuts should be banned from all baked goods. . . at least in my house. I suppose there's room for all of us. . .nuts or not so nuts. ;)

Mansi Desai said...

oh wow, this sounds pure heaven!!


Hendria said...

Hi Mallow
I have posted the crochet pattern for the hippo mates. The brownies look really good. :)

Sylvia said...

Wow!! I love your blondies..I try to made once ,but I had a awful result :I will try your recipeuondha

Lewis said...

I love your site!!! Wonderful recipes and pictures.

I look forward to keeping up with what you are up to!

(got here by way of Jeena's Kitchen)


Anonymous said...

You know, I don't think I've ever tried a blondie - it's true! I'd love to get my hands on one of these though. They look delicious.

Ari (Baking and Books)