I mentioned in my Simple Brownies post that I was more of a blondie man than a brownie man. Thus, a blondie recipe.
This blondie recipe is simple and pretty much impossible to screw up. I don’t really try other blondie recipes (much), because this is all you need. It’s from Smitten Kitchen‘s blondies. If you check out the URL there, you can see “blondies-for-a-blondie,” which is what I used to type into Google whenever I wanted the recipe.
I’ve tried many things, but my standby with this recipe is to just throw in a bunch of chocolate chips or chopped up semi-sweet milk chocolate. In the pictures for this post, you can see I used chopped up chocolate – those smaller specks are the tinier bits I didn’t bother to throw out.
The blondie recipe is very fast and very easy. It tastes like a chocolate chip cookie and a brownie in one. You can also use these blondies, with some ice cream, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce to imitate Moxie’s White Chocolate Brownie dessert. I usually just dip my blondies in milk, like a chocolate chip cookie, because that’s how dreams are made. They’re basically gooier chocolate chip cookies.
- 1 stick butter (melted)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 cup¬† flour
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
- Mix melted butter and brown sugar. You don’t need an electronic mixer; use a fork and stir until smooth.
- Add the egg and vanilla and mix.
- Sift salt and flour together, then add this to the wet mixture. Throw in the chocolate chips or whatever ingredient you’d like.
- Pour the batter into an 8×8 square bake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Err on the the side of underbaked. I pretty much take them out right at 20-21 minutes. (Though you have to add more time if you’re using a glass bake pan.)
Substitutions / Additions:
- Add 1/2 cup of walnuts, pecans, white chocolate chips, or anything, really, either in addition to or in place of the chocolate chips.
- Add in a mashed banana (and some walnuts).
- Add in a few tablespoons of peanut butter and some peanuts.
- Add a streusal topping.
- Throw on some mini chocolate chips and demerara sugar on top.
These blondies are pretty much a blank slate for anything you want to try. But I like ’em simple.