I’ve made Dorie’s Chewy, Chunky Blondies numerous times and didn’t even realize they hadn’t been picked in the TWD line up before. But Nicole of Cookies on Friday chose them just so I’d have an excuse to bake them up again. ;) I would not say I’m any sort of an expert on blondies (like I would probably say I am with chocolate chip cookies, hehe), so I can’t really compare, but these are great. I will probably just stick with this recipe when I need a blondie recipe. They are great for any add-ins.
So for TWD this week, I did a couple different things this time. When I told Kevin this week’s recipe was for blondies, he kind of curled up his nose and said he doesn’t really care for blondies. (It’s a sweet thing, he just doesn’t like things that are too sweet and I will say, these are.) Well, I showed him. Without even telling him, I used the dough for this recipe and made COOKIES instead of blondies.
These had milk chocolate chips (2 cups) and toffee bits (just 1/2 cup is all I had). Kevin had no idea these were really blondies and actually aet a number of them. They are good and super toffee-ish. Since the blondies already have a lot of brown sugar, they are already caramel-ly sweet. I chose to leave out the coconut and used milk chocolate so they boys would eat these. I have a few picky “I don’t like dark chocolate” kids. I felt like an ice cream sandwich was in order with these cookies.
But still wanting to play the TWD Blondies game, I also made 4 mini blondies using some smaller pans I have.
I actually like the blondies better than the cookie. They were more chewy and a little gooey. The cookies are really good, but are more crisp/chewy. I played around a little with the heart shaped blondie, I mean, that wouldn’t really be fair if only the cookies got ice cream.
Mmmm, stay tuned for that chocolate ice cream!!!
Nicole will have the recipe on her blog for these fabulous, versatile blondies. Check out the hundreds of other blondies creations over at TWD.
A couple other posts I’ve done with Dorie’s blondies recipe in the past--
Check out the corn I froze a few days ago. I bought four dozen ears of corn on the cob at a roadside stand last Saturday. I spent a bunch of the day shucking the corn and cutting it off the cob. I only got 34 ears done, but that ended up being 19 bags with 2 cups each in them! This just might get us through the winter with all the fresh/frozen corn off the cob we’ll need. (But maybe not, maybe I’ll get more in the next few weeks.) Here’s a delicious recipe I’ve made 3 times in less than a week with fresh corn for a tasty Basil Corn and Zucchini Saute. (I have left out the beans each time and used shallots instead of onions twice and haven’t yet had it with salmon yet as originally posted. But this tastes so great. Tonight (Monday) for dinner I made fajitas with homemade salsa. So I sautéed up some corn and added salsa and butter to it and it was also really good. I’m hoping to get the salsa posted soon. It was, in my opinion, the best salsa I’ve ever made.
Kevin and I are off for a weekend away this Friday. For Mother’s Day, he got me ticket to go see Clay Aiken in concert in Reno, NV. I know, you’re all thinking, “Clay Aiken, really?” I think he is a fabulous singer, that’s all there is to it. Clay is doing a tour this summer with Ruben Studdard. (American Idol 2003) Excited for our weekend away, Kev! Thanks.
Check out our neighbors just a few houses away and how close that fire was last week came to their property! It’s amazing to see the fire line and hear about how the neighbors all worked together to help each other. While we are certainly grateful that all was well, we were a little bummed to have not been here to help and be a part of this trying time with our new neighbors.