Before Christmas I found a website that was sending out daily cookie recipes & I subscribed. Normally, I get ovehrwhelmed with subscription emails & they are gone as fast as they started but this one is not real invasive & I've tried a couple of recipes. It's called 'Crazy for Crust'.
This week, they sent out a recipe for blondies, which are basically cookie bars. The recipe is a butter-sugar base like a chocolate chip cookie recipe but this particular one is different than my chocolate chip recipe in that it uses 2 cups of brown sugar & no white sugar. It gives it a richer & sweeter taste. Joanna Gaines uses only brown sugar in her chocolate chip cookie recipes but I like mine better. These were good tho a little rich but are baked a little thicker like brownies. They taste good in any case. You can add lots of different mix-ins besides chocolate chips--nuts,M&Ms,butterscotch chips,toffee,,candy bars.
It also says to use a 9x13 dish, which gave them a brownie feel. It says to use foil & spray with Pam but I used parchment paper instead. They come right out. I love parchment paper.
In mixer, combine til crumbly:
1/2 Cup Butter
2 Cups Brown Sugar
2 Large Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
Mix together & add to above:
2 Cups Flour
1 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp salt
Then add 2 cups Mix-ins.
Spread into pan. Bake 350 degrees, 22-25 minutes til golden brown. Recipe says to err on the undercooked side--they'll keep baking as they cool & you don't want them to overbake.
Recipe also gives nutritional info but I like living in the dark. My nutritional advice is don't eat them all at once.