Sunday, January 10, 2010

Chocolate Chip Blondies

I am an impatient girl.

This is generally looked down upon as not being a great quality to possess, but it's especially not good when you're a baker. I'm not a huge fan of waiting for butter to soften, or for bread to rise, or for whatever else you have to wait for. Sure, I love the process of baking, which is part of the reason I'm so impatient. I want to get right to the mixing, the measuring, the beating, the decorating, and of course the tasting. I love all those parts, and waiting just makes me...wait.

So, whenever I'm in need of a quick dessert, I always remember this one. These are technically called blondies, but they seem more like chocolate chip bar cookies instead. But no matter what you call it, they are delicious.

They don't require any of the waiting (besides bake time) that other recipes call for. This uses melted butter which is sooo much faster than coming to room temperature. Now I know melted butter is different from room temperature butter, so don't do what I did during the early days of my baking season of substituting melted for softened, but if it calls for melted, more power to you. All that to say, this is a quick recipe. What's stopping you from making it?

Chocolate Chip Blondies
from Allrecipes
[printable recipe]

  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  • 2. Measure 1 cup sifted flour. Add baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Sift again. Add 1/2 cup chopped nuts. Mix well and set aside.
  • 3. Melt 1/3 cup butter. Add 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar and mix well. If shortening is used, add 1 tablespoon hot water. Cool slightly.
  • 4. Add egg (beaten) and vanilla. Blend well. Add flour mixture, a little at a time, mixing well.
  • 5. Spread in 9 x 9 x 2 inch pan. Sprinkle 1/2 to 1 cup chocolate chips on top. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.


Teanna said...

I'm a huge fan of the melted butter recipes! I always get so happy! These blondies look phenomenal. I may just make them... right now.