Spree.com's Recipe of the week: Simply Sinful Blondies
(recipe and excerpt from "Cookie Exchange Party," Forever Young, December 2015)
Don’t let the thought of baking cookies for a crowd intimidate you. I find bar cookies to be the easiest type of cookie to make when you need a large quantity. You can get more or less out of a recipe depending on how big you cut the pieces, and it’s much faster than rolling or dropping individual scoops of cookie dough. I call these Simply Sinful Blondies because they are absolutely decadent. Recipes that call for two sticks of butter are not usually in my repertoire, but it’s OK to cheat a little during the holidays. And hey, we’re giving most of these cookies away anyway! Calling for only a few basic ingredients, this recipe comes together in mere minutes, and the best part is that there is only one bowl to wash when you are done.
Simply Sinful Blondies
2 sticks salted butter, melted
2 cups brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
(I like to use the chocolate chunks)
1 cup white chocolate chips
½ - 1 cup chopped pecans
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9×13 pan. Melt the butter in a large mixing bowl (I like to do this in microwave although you can melt the butter on the stove if you prefer). Add the brown sugar to the butter and beat with a mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla. By hand, stir in the flour, chocolate chips, and nuts until just blended. Spread the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about thirty minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool before cutting.