Sunday, June 19, 2011
Last week my husband had his last overnight call as a resident physician. To help celebrate the end of a long road I decided to bring him and his co-workers some goodies, including these Blondies. There was a nice butterscotch flavoring but because hubby doesn't really like nuts, I went plain Jane with these - no coconut or chopped nuts like the recipe suggests. Although hubby said the Blondies were gone in less than hour, I think they would have been much better with a little extra oomph, so definitely recommend adding in 1 cup chopped nuts or 1 cup coconut if you give them a try.
From Better Homes and Garden Cookbook
2 cups packed brown sugar
2/3 cup butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13X9X2 inch baking pan and set aside. In a medium saucepan heat brown sugar and butter over medium heat until butter melts and the mixture is smooth, stirring constantly. Cool slightly. Stir in eggs, 1 at a time; stir in vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder, and baking soda. *If using coconut stir in at this time too.
Spread batter in prepared baking pan. If using nuts sprinkle on top. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool slightly on a wire rack. Cut into bars while warm.