Cranberry Blondie's from the Fat Witch Bakery
Cranberries bring to mind the winter holidays for many, but they make me think of Cape Cod,(my husband's birthplace) where you can find delicious sweets like cranberry fudge and cranberry ice cream all year round. Unlike costly dried cherries, dried cranberries are inexpensive and easy to find. They add a pleasingly tart and pleasing flavor to baked goods, especially when paired with orange as they are in these bars. Serve them on Thanksgiving. Source: the Fat Witch Bakery
- 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to room temperature, 1 1/2 sticks
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- two large egg yolks
- 1 3/4 cup unbleached flour
- 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 1/4 cups dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
Measure the flour and salt and then sift directly into the batter. Mix gently until well combined and no trace of the dry ingredients remains.
Remove from the oven and let cool on a rack for an hour. Cut just before serving. Makes 12 to 16 bars.