Celebratory blondies

Go Bills!

In honor of the Bills 21 point win over the defending Super Bowl champion Rams, I felt a celebratory treat was in order. Rob suggested blondies, so here they are.

Remember to preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes so it cycles to the right temp. Also, spoon your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup so you get the right amount. If you pour the flour directly into the measuring cup, it gets packed in and you actually wind up with too much flour and your treats could be dry. A grave offense.

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled 10 minutes
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Directions – line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper and spray with baking spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. In a bowl, combine butter, brown sugar and sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Fold in flour. Mix in 1 cup chips. Press evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup chips on top of dough and lightly press into dough. Bake 20-25 minutes. Bars will be light golden around edges. Cool completely and cut. Store in covered container.

Cookie monster!!!

I am so happy football season is here. We get the Sunday ticket once again for free and I am absolutely thrilled. Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.

Football Friday for week 6 – brown butter blondies with chocolate chips

Brown butter blondies with chocolate chips

My president of taste testing, Rob, put in a request for these – brown butter blondies with chocolate chips. Super simple and are ready in no time. Browning butter is a very simple process. Just melt the butter in a saucepan, stirring occasionally until you see little brown bits in it.

Extreme closeup!😋

Couple of reminders – Make sure you preheat your oven for 20 minutes before baking. Also spoon your flour from your flour container into your measuring cup.

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, browned and cooled for 10 minutes
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line an 8×8 or 9×9 pan with tin foil and spray with baking spray. In a bowl, combine brown butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla. Fold in flour and salt. Blend in chips. Spread evenly into pan. Bake 20 minutes (no longer). Cool completely. Store in covered container.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day and remember to be kind. A small act of kindness can do wonders. Hoping your day is filled with love and happiness…. And Go Bills!! 🏈

Triple Chip Blondies

Triple Chip blondies

I just returned from a reunion of sorts, at Geneseo. The pandemic cancelled the SUNY Geneseo reunion for a 2nd straight year, so my core group of friends and I held our own. Five of the seven of us were able to make it. Our friend Jeff, has a house in Geneseo, so he hosted. (Yay for science and vaccines making our gathering possible)! It rained the entire weekend, but we had a ton of fun, reminiscing and laughing. I am blessed to have them as a big part of my life after all these years. We have pretty much gotten together at least once a year every year since we graduated.

I got home and thought Rob might enjoy some blondies since he had to deal with Gracie solo! So here are triple chip blondies as a thank you to him.

I am cute,but exhausting!
  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour(scooped from your flour bag into your measuring cup)
  • 2 tsp Cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup white chocolate chips

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line an 8×8 pan with tin foil and spray with Pam. In a bowl combine butter, brown sugar and sugar. Add eggs, yolk and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients. Fold in chips. Press evenly into prepared pan. Bake 30 minutes. Will see a little underdone, but that’s ok. If they bake too long, they will dry out. Let them cool completely (Rob did not do this, shockingly, before cutting them).

Hmmm, someone cut these while they were hot!

Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you try this recipe. Wishing you peace, joy and love.

Browned Butter Blondies with chocolate chips

Are they still blondies if I added chocolate chips? ☺

I went with a twist on blondies by browning the butter, as opposed to just melting it. Browned butter gives a little different flavor, and a very, very good one at that. It is simple to make – just put it in a pan over low to medium heat, stirring occasionally, until you see little brown specs in it.

One reminder, don’t bake longer than 20 minutes or they will dry out. They will be just fine after 20 minutes, even,if they seem underdone.

Perfectly done!
  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, browned
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line an 8×8 pan with tinfoil and spray foil with baking spray. Combine browned butter and brown sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Stir in flour and salt. Mix in chips. Press into pan. Bake 20 minutes (no longer) cool completely. Store in covered container.