Bombshell Blondies

Laurie Lenartowicz

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@llenartowicz

There will be no "blonde" jokes when you serve these moist chewy blondies at your next get-together. They are rich and chewy like their chocolate counterparts. You may serve them untopped or make a cream cheese icing to dress them up and take them out. If you use salted nuts, there is a craveworthy sweet and saltiness like a salted caramel. You will be asked for this recipe again and again!


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Serves:

18

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

3-1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
baking soda
2 stick
butter
3 large
eggs
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
3 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
11 oz
butterscotch chips
1 c
toasted pecans, chopped or cashews

CREAM CHEESE ICING

8 oz
softened cream cheese
1 stick
butter, softened
1 c
powdered sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/4 c
toasted chopped pecans or cashews for garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Grease and flour a 9x13 baking pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
2
In a microwave safe large bowl, add 2 sticks butter and brown sugar. Microwave on high. Remove from microwave and stir until butter and sugar are melted and gooey. Cool to room temperature.
3
Slightly beat eggs and stir into brown sugar and butter. Add in vanilla. Add the flour mixture into this mixture all at once and stir rapidly with a large spoon or spatula just until blended. Do not over stir. Fold in butterscotch chips and nuts.
4
Spoon and smooth into prepared baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick tests clean. Cool in pan.
5
Cream Cheese Icing:
In a medium bowl with mixer at meduim speed,beat together cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add the powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat for one minute or until frosting is of desired consistency.
6
Frost the top of cooled blondies with cream cheese icing and sprinkle top with chopped nuts. Cut into small squares. Tightly wrap and refrigerate leftovers.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American