Blondies, or blonde brownies, are like a giant chocolate chip cookie to share, and they come together really quickly!
Happy New Year! I promised myself my first recipe wouldn’t be healthy, so you’re welcome! If you’re currently on a New Year’s diet, maybe you should just pin it for later…
I never knew Granny Ford (my mom’s grandmother), but luckily I grew up eating these blonde brownies, so there was always a little piece of her in my life. This recipe, although there wasn’t a whole lot of developing necessary, still took a couple of tries. The recipe that I was using was in the family cookbook, and it had a little misinformation… When I told my mom, she was like, “oh yeah, lots of recipes in that cookbook are wrong.” But she didn’t care to warn me of that when she sent me the recipe the first time… It calls for two sticks of butter… which is equal to one cup. The recipe said 2 cups… Which is a whole entire POUND of butter. So one time I had a huge gooey mess and the other time they turned out okay!
The consistency of the dough is really thick, it’s a lot like chocolate chip cookie dough. So don’t be alarmed that it’s very tacky and tough. You have to push it into all the edges of the pan. It would make a great recipe for a cookie cake, actually. It’s like a giant sheet cookie. This is also a recipe you have to keep an eye on in the oven – there needs to be a rising and falling of the middle. I thought, “how I know when it’s falling?” But you’ll just know. It will rise evenly, but then will decrease down in the middle and the edges will stay tall (like a brownie).
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Granny's Blonde Brownies
- 2 sticks butter
- 2 C. dark brown sugar
- 2 C. flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 t. salt
- 2 t. baking powder
- 2 t. vanilla
- 1 C. chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Grease and flour a dark 9x13 baking pan. (I used butter.)
- Melt butter.
- Mix all other ingredients and then incorporate the butter.
- Press dough evenly into the pan.
- Bake 25-30 minutes, or until the entire pan rises then falls.
I feel like I would make this without any chocolate chips because the cookie is the best part ha. What a great recipe!
Hillary @ 918 Plate says
I think that’s how i mostly ate them growing up! Perfectly ccceptable!
Lora @ Crazy Running Girl says
Yum! These sound delicious. I’m not a huge chocolate fan, but I think I could get behind these brownies.
918 Plate says
It’s not too much 😉 and you can always leave them out!
heather (delicious not gorgeous) says
blondies are the best!! i still haven’t found my dream chewy recipe yet, so i’ll have to try these out next time the blondie cravings strike. my favorite passed down recipes are my mom’s garlic mashed potatoes, and an apple cake. i’m sure there are others, but drawing a blank right now!
Does it rise and fall while in over or falls when you take it out of the oven?
918 Plate says
Great question! It will fall while in the oven!
John Bearfield says
When I added the butter it melted the chocolate chips. Then while waiting for it to raise in the oven I forgot to add the eggs. Tomorrow’s another day, and maybe I’ll be just a tad more alert. Lol