Big Apple Blondies

posted by Lisa UK 08-22-101 10:04 AM

Big Apple Blondies
Inspired by a New York minute

3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar - packed firmly
1 egg
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup coarse whole pecans or walnuts
1 cup butterscotch chips or coarsely chopped semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease sides and bottom of a jellyroll pan (for extra chewy squares) or a 9 by 13 inch pan.

In a saucepan, over very gentle heat, melt the butter and brown sugar together and cook until the sugar dissolves somewhat (5-8 minutes). Let cool.

In a mixing bowl, stir together cooled sugar/butter mixture and add egg, blending well. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt, nuts and butterscotch or chocolate chips. Spread batter evenly, using a wet knife or spatula.
Bake 22-27 minutes. Be careful not to overbake. Squares will seem set but might be slightly jiggly. Cool in refrigerator after they have cooled 30 minutes on counter. Cut in pan.

Deluxe blondies - Double the pecans and add 1 cup coarsely chopped white chocolate.

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