Chocolate of the Day: Chocolate Chip Blondies

If you’re a fan of chocolate chip cookies, you might want to give this blondie recipe a try. Not only are they absolutely yummy, they’re so easy to make. Even I can do it!

photo of ingredients for blondies: flour, sugar, chocolate chips, nuts, eggs and butter
All you need for blondie yumminess!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of butter, softened (not melted)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cups self-rising flour*
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • 1 12-oz bag chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375º F.

Mix butter, sugars and egg. (I usually microwave the two sticks of cold butter for 25 seconds so it’s soft enough to stir but not totally melted into liquid).

A photo of butter, sugars and egg mixed together
Butter, sugars and egg, all mixed together.

Stir in flour. The dough will be stiff, so use a good spoon!

Stir in nuts and chocolate chips. I like to use dark chocolate (as shown in the photo with the ingredients) but you can also mix in peanut butter chips or toffee chips or whatever strikes your fancy.

Spread in an ungreased 13×9 pan. Confession: I’m always a bit paranoid about the cookies sticking so I always spray the pan with cooking spray regardless of the “ungreased” instructions.

raw cookie batter spread out in pan
Ready for the oven!

Bake for 25 minutes. Let stand for at least 15 minutes before cutting.

One serving cut out of the pan of warm cookies
The corners are the best pieces!

Then do yourself a favor and take some into work or spread around to family and friends. Otherwise, you’ll want to eat the whole damn pan! :-)

*I probably don’t qualify as a “real” baker because I always use self-rising flour. If you’re not so inclined, you can use 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour, 1 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp salt.)

Almost empty batter bowl
Your reward for the hard work of making these? Scraping the bowl. Delish….

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MJ

48/DWF. "I don't entirely approve of some of the things I have done or am or have been. But I'm me. God knows, I'm me." Elizabeth Taylor

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