Cook's Illustrated Blondies

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recipe by Food52 www.food52.com

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    47mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    18
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    263
based on 6 ratings

These are the blondies you'll become known for. The key to their flavor is the heavy dose of vanilla - don't skimp, and don't use artificial extract. Delicious warm or cold.

recipe updated Oct 16, 2018

Ingredients

  • Pecan halves icon
    Pecan halves
    101g
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    194g
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder
    5g
  • Salt icon
    Salt
    3g
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    170g
  • Light brown sugar icon
    Light brown sugar
    292g
  • Egg icon
    Egg
    100g
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    20ml
  • White chocolate chips icon
    White chocolate chips
    85g
  • Chocolate chips icon
    Chocolate chips
    85g

Tools

  • kCook icon Spatula
  • kCook icon Whisk
  • kCook icon Microwave
  • kCook icon Baking pan - 13 x 9"
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Baking pan - 13 x 9"

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat
  2. Get a clean medium bowl
  3. Add pecan halves
  4. Transfer nuts to baking pan
  5. Bake for 15min until golden brown
  6. Chop nuts coarsely
  7. Line a baking pan with foil
  8. Grease
  9. Get a clean medium bowl
  10. Add all purpose flour
  11. Add baking powder
  12. Add salt
  13. Whisk until combined
  14. Get a clean small bowl
  15. Add unsalted butter
  16. Melt in microwave on low heat
  17. Get a clean large mixing bowl
  18. Transfer butter to large mixing bowl
  19. Add light brown sugar
  20. Whisk together until combined
  21. Add egg
  22. Add vanilla extract
  23. Mix until well blended
  24. Transfer dry ingredients to batter
  25. Fold until just combined
  26. Add white chocolate chips
  27. Add chocolate chips
  28. Fold nuts into batter
  29. Transfer batter to baking pan
  30. Smooth
  31. Bake for 25min until light golden
  32. Let cool for 10min
  33. Cut into squares
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