Once again I'm sorry for the long delay on posting recipes but I just got back from a 10 day campiong trip on Vancouver Island. But right before I left, I made a quick batch of these blondies for the trip. They were perfect convenient sized bars that packed well and were very delicious. We all ate them by the campfire after making some burgers and hot dogs, and they hit the sweet spot perfectly. I called them a classic blondie because they taste exactly how a traditional blondies should taste, chewy and sweet with just a hint of vanilla flavor. I copied the recipe from my 'The Best of Fine Cooking: Cookies' cookbook but just changed around a few things. So here's the recipe for a yummy and chewy blondie.
1/2 Cup butter
1 1/2 Cups packed brown sugar
1 Large egg and 1 Large egg yolk, at room temperature
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 Cup plus 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
(Optional: I added 1/2 Cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1/2 Cup white chocolate chips; but, the original recipe calls for 3/4 Cups of pecans, coarsely chopped)
1) Preheat oven to 350F and line a 8in square pan with parchment paper and spray with Pam
2) In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and sugar stirring frequently until the sugar has dissolved
3) Once dissolved, continue sitrring for 1min until mixture just bubbles (but does not boil), then set pan aside for 10min to cool
4) Once cooled, stir in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla into butter mixture
5) Stir in flour, salt, (and chips or nuts if desired) until just blended
6) Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 25-35min just until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean with a few moist crumbs
7) Let blondies cool in pan on a rack until completely cool, then cut and enjoy!