Recently purchased a KitchenAid heavy duty mixer and have been trying new recipes ever since it landed on my door steps. To add up the excitement a bunch of recipe books arrived as a surprise from my dear hubby. So being the good wife that I am, started off with some easy recipes from the books. This blondie recipe is from KitchenAid cookbook which has few basic ingredients and sounded pretty easy for a novice baker like me.
Blondies are often called brownies without chocolate or mainly made with brown sugar which gives them the blondie color with distinctive molasses flavour. To me, it tasted somewhat like a brownie but also like a thick chocolate chip cookie bar. It seemed like a bit of both. But does it really matter what is called when it taste this good? Definitely not.
Brownie / KitchenAid Blondies / Brownie Bars / Cookie bars / Stand Mixer Recipes.
|1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp||Butter or margarine|
|2 cups||Brown sugar|
|1 & 1/2 tsp||Vanilla|
|2 cups||All-purpose flour|
|1 & 1/2 tsp||Baking powder|
|1/2 cup||Chopped walnuts|
|1/4 cup||Semi-sweet chocolate chips|
Place butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla in the mixer bowl.
Attach bowl and flat beater to mixer.
Turn to Speed 4 and beat 1 minute. Stop and scrape the bowl.
Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Turn to Speed 2 and beat 15 seconds.
Stop and scrape bowl.
Turn to Stir Speed add nuts and chocolate chips. Mix just until well combined.
Press dough into a 13×9 inch greased and floured pan.
This dough is extremely sticky and doesn’t spread easily. You have to use a plastic wrap on top of the dough and press to flatten. Remove the plastic wrap before baking.
Bake at 350 F for 20- 25 minutes.
Cool in pan, then cut into 3 x 1& 1/2 inch bars.
Yield- 24 bars.
I just blindly followed the recipe and it turned out perfect. If you don’t have a stand mixer you may try this with a regular electric beater/mixer.