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Chocolate and butterscotch chip blondies

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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.

Ingredients

  • 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.

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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.

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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: http://foodimentary.com/2013/01/22/january-22-national-blonde-brownie-day/)

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