Thursday, December 18, 2008

Chunky Everything Blondies

When I saw these blondies in Baking, From My Home to Yours, I knew sooner or later I'd be making them. They are even better than I could have imagined. They're a tiny bit on the sweet side (shocker...) but they're so chewy, so moist, and the flavors are so complex and delicious!


Chunky Everything Blondies
by Dorie Greenspan

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups (packed) light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped into chips, or 1 cup store-bought chocolate chips
1 cup Heath Toffee Bits (these are AWESOME!!!)
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (I used almonds)
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut (I used unsweetened)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Butter a 9×13-inch baking pan and put it on a baking sheet.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Working with a stand mixer, preferably fitted with a paddle attachment, or with a hand mixer in a large bowl, beat the butter on medium speed until smooth and creamy.
Add both sugars and beat for another 3 minutes, or until well incorporated.
Add the eggs one by one, beating for 1 minute after each addition, then beat in the vanilla.
Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the dry ingredients, mixing just until they disappear into the batter.
Using a rubber spatula, stir in the chips, nuts and coconut.
Scrape the batter into the buttered pan and use the spatula to even the top as best you can.
Bake for about 40 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center of the blondies comes out clean. The blondies should pull away from the sides of the pan a little and the top should be a nice honey brown.
Transfer the pan to a rack and cool for about 15 minutes before turning the blondies out onto another rack.
Invert onto a rack and cool the blondies to room temperature right side up.
Cool for at least 4 hours to make sure chocolate is cooled and bars cut clean.

4 comments:

Joelen said...

I heard raves of this Dorie recipe! Looks great!

Melissa said...

Yuuumm!

How in the world do you have the self-control to keep from devouring all those yummy sweets? That's my biggest problem with trying to lose weight is that I am addicted to sugar. I WISH I had the kind of self-control you do!

Linds said...

Oh my gosh! YUM! I have all of necessary ingredients in my cabinet and am so making these this weekend!

That Girl said...

These look great, but I have no luck with blondies