Blondies

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
18 squares
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • About 1 1/2 cups butterscotch, semisweet chocolate, peanut butter, or white chocolate chips, optional
Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Butter and flour a 9 by 13-inch glass baking dish.

Put the sugar in a large bowl. Melt the butter in a small skillet or in the microwave in a glass measuring cup. Stir the butter into the sugar until smooth, cool to room temperature.

Meanwhile, in another medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt together.

Beat the eggs and vanilla into the sugar mixture. Add the flour mixture a bit at a time and mix until a smooth thick batter forms. Fold in the chips, as desired.

Spoon the batter to the prepared dish and spread to evenly fill the dish. Bake until the blondies are light brown around the edges and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20 to 25 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Invert onto a rack and cool completely. Cut into squares and serve.

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Quite good.  Not so gaggingly sweet as some cookies.  Maybe that's why some people say they're bland, but if you like slightly less sweet stuff, you'll like this.  I did bake at 350. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Second time is a charm. I DO NOT recommend inverting at the end, after cooling slightly, as they suggest. Otherwise, it turns into a mess. Allow to cool completely right-side-up! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree these are a bit bland for blondies, however, I made blondie sundaes with ice cream and butterscotch sauce so they worked perfectly. I added walnuts and also adjusted the cooking temp to 325 and the time to 40 minutes. They cooked perfectly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made these. I used the lower oven setting recommended below and they came out heavenly. I will definitely be making these again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy and not too sweet for me. The second time I made them I baked at 325 for 40 to 45 minutes so that they would bake evenly. The recipe baking directions just didn't work for my oven....the sides were dark brown before the middle was baked. Thanks for the recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
the blondies just melted in my mouth and i was like omg but instead of chocolate chips i used peanutbutter and it was amazing item not reviewed by moderator and published
horrible. too much flour and no flavoring even after i doubled the amount of butterscotch. it was always very dry item not reviewed by moderator and published
They're good. They weren't mind blowing but I just wanted something quick and easy so they were perfect for my needs. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is quick and easy and the blondies are so YUMMY!! I like em with chocolate chips and chocolate icing : item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have to agree with several others that these were kind of bland. Not the kind of blondie i was looking forward to as it was very cakey and not very gooey or chewy at all. Highly disappointed, and i followed the recipe exactly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the best recipe yet for blondies! The first one I tried was too sweet. This one is excellent. The next time I make this one, I am putting chopped walnuts in it, and making a maple and walnut sauce to go over it. With a scoop of good vanilla ice cream on the side, I'll never have to go to Applebee's again! Thanks food network! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The texture was great and I baked them for exactly 25 min. I liked the taste to, not that sweet. This was a great recipe for me since I am allergic to chocolate. I may try and tweek it a little next time I bake them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe for my family for New Years Day and they LOVED it. My husband said this is the best blondie he had ever had. I love this recipe. I stirred butterscotch chips into the batter. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tried and true...Instead of just using light brown sugar go half and half with light and dark brown sugar, this really does make the taste extra yummy... (3/4c each) Your vanilla extract also should NOT be imitation...it makes a huge difference when it's pure vanilla extract. Our family and friends like the special dark morsels and walnuts as the add ins....sometimes they even ask for a bit of coconut! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I ended up twice baking mine because they were just TOO gooey. I'd suggesting doubling the baking time- I've seen other recipes that suggest 40-45 minutes and that would be better, I think. Made mine with semi-sweet chips, butterscotch chips, and pecans. YUM! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We all know that a good cook has a great imagination, so use it! Add some peanut butter and tweak it some to your liking. This recipie is awesome and will get you on the right track-FUN item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe and have made it numerous times. My husband even prefers it over his mom's classic version. I use a combination of white chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for my daughter's school without reading the reviews. This is such an easy recipe that my 4 yr old daughter did most of it. I used a butter pecan blend of chips and nuts and also used dark brown sugar instead of light. They look delicious and I had to taste because of all of the bad reviews. They are a little too sweet but not bland like some have said. If I make them again I will cut back to 1c. sugar. They are a nice consistency...not cake like but not too gooey either. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added Brickle Bits as this recipe needed a little umph! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My daughter and I made these together. They're really easy, but they were super sweet. Love the texture, but the white chocolate on top of the sugar was a bit too much. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a decent recipe if you want something basic and very easy. I don't like the cake-like texture of the finished product so I use two yolks and one egg white. The best combination I have used is add: 1 TSP cinnamon, chopped hazelnuts or almonds, 1 CUP white chocolate chips. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added Walnuts and Coconut to them after reading some of the other comments and cut back on the Chocolate Chips. They came out of the oven a little mushy so I may leave the next batch in for 3-5 minutes longer. They came out really good though...1/2 the pan is gone already! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So blah, tasted like corn bread. Nothing I did to them made them taste better. Don't waste your time and ingredients!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree with the other reviewers who said this recipe is bland and boring, and I even used a delicious muscovado sugar and added toffee bits along with the chocolate chips. I made two batches and ended up adding extra toffee to the second batch--that definitely improved the flavor, but they're still not that great. I can't imagine how bland and yucky these would be with plain brown sugar and no toffee. item not reviewed by moderator and published
not very good at all, very little flavor and extremely bland item not reviewed by moderator and published
I never had a blonde until I made these. They're good, but I thought adding something like white chocolate chips, nuts, whatever made them a bit better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The flavor just wasn't there. The batter was too thick. But upone thinning it out it ended up being tasteless. I wasn't very impressed with this recipe :( item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a quick dessert that is always a hit every time I make it. It is easy to change up by changing the morsals you put in the recipe item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not inedible, but not the rich, chewy and sweet taste I was looking for. Boring, basic and blah. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These blondies stayed moist for days! item not reviewed by moderator and published
After trying this recipe one time, I was hooked. I have made these blondies so many times, I should be an expert. This is a great recipe to try, and you can add anything you want, but I like mine plain, with nothing added and a little gooey.....boy are they delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I found the result was a little blah. I used toffe chips one time and chocolate chips another time. Both times I wished I made toll house cookies. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very moist, held together verry well item not reviewed by moderator and published
These blondies are extremely easy to make and are delicious. I added chocolate chips. My husband says that these may be his new favorite dessert! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These came out so good. I made these with my 7 and 9 year old cousins. They enjoyed help making them and eating them. they came out so perfect. Moist and Chewy. The best blonies I've ever made or have eaten. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is quick and easy. My husband and I loved it. Next time, I probably won't put as many butterscotch chips as stated in the recipe, it was a little to sweet for me. Other than that we loved the recipe and will definately make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think there are far better recipes out there for this treat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't understand what all the comments about the cooking time being too short. I baked mine for exactly 25 minutes and they were done just right. For any type of bar cookie, the edges are going to be firmer than the middle. Fortunately, our family includes people who prefer one or the other. I used a combo of semi-sweet chocolate and peanut butter chips. Very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The time to bake wasn't long enough but the end result more than made up for the extra effort in baking. I used choc chips and found the Blondies to be just delicious. Thank you Food Network for an easy and delightful "sweet". item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe using a combination semi-sweet chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. I took them to a baby shower and they were gone by the end of the event - delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was an easy recipe and they tasted great. I only had salted butter and it worked just fine. I cooked for 20 minutes. I think I may cook them a little longer next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband, a US Marine, LOVES these blondies! They are great because I cannot eat chocolate! But even if I could, I would still make these! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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