Early Morning Blondies

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

I made this batch of Blondies from the American Classics book (page 327) by the editors of Cook's Illustrated magazine. According to Cook's Illustrated, "Blondies are a first cousin to both brownies and chocolate chip cookies."

As always, Cook's tested a gazillion batches saving the best to publish. This one used all-purpose flour, melted butter, light brown sugar, eggs, semisweet chocolate chips, and white chocolate chips. I omitted the pecans for this recipe.

The recipe was really easy to make because I didn't need to bring anything to room temperature. That's one of my problems with working and trying to bake... and bring in the freshest products into the office. I like to get up early in the morning and bake, but having to get up extra early to remove the butter from the refrigerator can be a bit tedious and cause sleep deprivation. For this recipe, I measured all the ingredients the night before and set the clock for 5 a.m.

People at work seem to like them... but they remind me too much of its cousin, the chocolate chip bar cookie. To be quite honest, I would rather have a brownie.

I chopped up these chunks of white chocolate to add to the semi-sweet morsels
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Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Look so yummy! Wish to take a bite. Do you have international home-delivery service? ;-)

About bringing butter and other stuff to room temperatures, in stead of suffering from sleep deprivation, you can microwave them for a very short period (usually for some seconds). Or you can use "defrost" mode. It does works, if my memory is correct - I used to bake often when I was in high school-- you know how many years ago it was :)

gliterati said... [Reply to comment]

Mmmm! Yummy!!! I just saw creme brulee created on Queer Eye... Now, I want to eat creme brulee every night! I used to toast mini-marshmallows over candle flames as a kid : ). Yes, I used them to make mini-smores. Yes, I went through a pre-adolescent chubby phase.

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