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As I begin my journey through Ina Garten’s new cookbook, Foolproof, here is my first dessert from the book. If you follow my blog you will know that I rarely follow a recipe to the T. In this case, I added in some butterscotch and chocolate chips because I had them in the pantry and because the bag of chocolate chunks I bought was a few ounces short of what the recipe called for. This recipe made about 4 dozen small blondies. I froze a bunch of them in bags so they can pulled out from the freezer for a quick dessert.
In a mixer, cream the butter and sugars together until fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla, and mix well. In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Turn the mixer to low and add the flour to the butter/sugar mixture in 3 parts. Be sure to scrape down the mixing bowl and ensure the flour becomes well incorporated. Fold in the chips and chunks.
Spray and flour a 9×13 inch baking dish (I used a disposable dish because it meant I didn’t have to wash it when the blondies were gone!). Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spread the batter into the baking dish and bake for about 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the middle of blondies comes out clean. Allow to cool and cut into 48 blondies. Enjoy, they are delicious, and will be gone before you know it.