{just because blondies}

because yuletide clean up can wait another 15 minutes.

because we can't let all this christmas sugar go to waste!

because i still have 31 sticks of holiday butter calling my name!

because my all liquid 500 calorie diet starts january first-ish.

so really... just because!

 recipe found  here

No-Fail Blondies Recipe

  • 1/2 cup  unsalted butter, melted (1 stick)
  • 1 cup  lightly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract (after tasting, I will opt for 1tsp.) 
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (I used cup-4-cup gluten free flour)

Optional Extras (Add one or a combination to customize)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup chocolate chips (white, milk, semi-sweet, dark, etc.)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup chopped and toasted nuts
  • 1/2 to 1 cup chopped dried fruit or shredded/flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup liquor (bourbon, whisky, rum, etc.) Note: Increase flour by 1 tablespoon to accommodate
  • 1/2 teaspoon favorings or extracts (coconut, mint, rum, raspberry, etc.)
  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F . Butter or line an 8-inch by 8-inch (20 x 20 cm) baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir melted butter and brown sugar until smooth. Stir in egg, vanilla, almond extract (optional) and the salt.
  3. Add flour and stir until incorporated then mix in any extras such as chocolate chips, nuts or dried fruit (amounts above).

Charles and Angela McCall said...

500 Calories??
I'm scared for you!
;) Angela

Merrrrry Christmas, friend ;)

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