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Chocolate and butterscotch chip blondies


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.


  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup of light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 11 ounces of chocolate chunks
  • 1/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup of butterscotch chips

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.



One comment on “Chocolate and butterscotch chip blondies

  1. peteandmeg
    January 22, 2013

    Also, I just found out that today (January 22) is National Blonde Brownie Day (thanks Foodimentary for posting this:

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