Recipe Box, Heaven in a Cookie Bar

Not much new here, just your basic blondie with nuts and chocolate chips…YUM! YES! PERFECT! and perfectly easy…make these and give them all away except this one little corner which you MUST taste, being the cook and all…

Ok, so get the stuff out, this recipe is so basic you probably have everything in your pantryto really appreciate the chaos going on here, see yesterday’s post, Gifts from the Kitchen [Sept 19, 2012]

When I cook, it’s not pretty, I tend to spread out everywhere…

This recipe is so basic I am not going to bore you with a lot of pictures, just combine the dry ingredients and add them to the eggs whisked with the melted butter and vanilla

Then fold in nuts and chocolate

and pour into a prepared [cooking oil sprayed] 9″ x 13″ baking pan

Bake at 325 for 18-22 minutes, checking carefully towards the end.  Do not overbake! As soon as you see browning start around the edges remove from oven.

Doesn’t look quite done does it? But it IS!  Any longer and the bars will be dry. Cool COMPLETELY before cutting.  This will kill you, refrigerate them if you must to speed this part along…

Then cut your itsy bitsy bite [HA] and proceed to give the rest away without crying.  You’ll be so proud of yourself.

Here’s the recipe:

HEAVEN IN A COOKIE BAR  for a printable version click here

2 cups of all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
10 tbsp butter, melted
2 cups light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla
12 oz of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup of chopped walnuts [or pecans]

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 baking pan with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the melted butter and light brown sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla to the butter and brown sugar mixture. Then add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Next add in the chocolate chips and chopped nuts and fold everything together until mixed well.  Spread into prepared dish. DO NOT OVERBAKE, 18-22 MIN MAX!

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