Wednesdays Unplugged – Blondies



"Life is the art of sometimes holding on, sometimes letting go." ~ Unknown


NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It's my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and grandkids for dinner in the evening. We end our meal with quotes from the Norwegian 'Quote Cup' passed on to me from my grandmother. I share a quote and a recipe here each week, and sometimes some photos of family fun. I love trying new recipes…and love getting recipes you would like to share!

2015-11-04-3 kids on steps

One of the things that is fun about having so many of my recipes on my blog is that when I pull up a recipe from an old post I get to see what we were doing back then… and there will often be photos. Our grandkids spied the photo on the left from 4 years ago on one of last week's recipes and immediately ran to the steps for a 're-take'… not exactly the same, but it's fun to see how much they have grown in 4 years!


Our grandkids are chocolate chip cookie lovers (isn't everyone?!) and I hadn't made any in awhile so was planning to make some this week. Unfortunately the day got away from me… until 'Blondies' came to the rescue! Basically chocolate chip cookie bars, all the grandkids gave them a big thumbs up!


  • 2 cups flour Blondies
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups (12 oz) chocolate chips or roughly chopped dark or white chocolate

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 baking pan.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt… reserve.

In a large bowl, mix together brown sugar, white granulated sugar, eggs and vanilla extract until smooth. Add melted butter and mix until smooth. Add flour mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in chocolate and spread batter evenly in prepared pan.

Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few crumbs attached, about 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer pan to a wire rack to cool.

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results - Email - Minneapolis Realtor Who Cooks


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