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Blondies

Blondies are like a brownie without the chocolate: Sweet, golden, and buttery, these easy bars are made with just 6 simple ingredients (7 if you add love).
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 16 bars
Calories 163kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg plus 1 large egg yolk at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Adjust oven rack to the middle position and preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with a foil sling and coat with nonstick spray. 
  • In a medium bowl, mix flour and salt together. Set aside.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the butter and brown sugar. Heat, stirring often, until the sugar has dissolved. Continue to cook about 1 minute longer; the mixture should bubble but not boil. Cool slightly, about 10 minutes.
  • To the cooled mixture, add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and stir with a wooden spoon to combine. Add the flour mixture and stir until just combined.
  • Pour the batter evenly into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake until the center is springy to the touch and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean with a few crumbs attached, about 25 to 35 minutes. Do not over bake.
  • Cool completely in pan on a wire rack, about 2 hours. Remove from pan using foil sling and cut into 16 squares. 

Notes

  1. Don't over-bake. Above all, a homemade Blondie should be soft and chewy. They'll continue to firm up as they cool in the baking pan.
  2. Storing: Once cool, store the Blondies in an airtight container at room temperature. They will keep for about a week (if they last that long).
  3. Freezing: To freeze, wrap the cut-up Blondies tightly in plastic wrap, then transfer to an airtight container or freezer bag. Freeze for up to three months. Thaw at room temperature.
  4. White chocolate: For bites of extra sweetness, stir 1/2 cup white chocolate chips into the batter before baking.

Nutrition

Serving: 12" x 2" bar | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 271IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg