Small Cookie Sunday: Chocolate Chip Blonde Brownies
Serves: 25 Brownies
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ⅓ cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Butter the bottom and sides of an 8x8 pan.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  3. Melt the butter, allow to cool for a minute, then add egg and vanilla and beat with a fork until smooth. Stir in the brown sugar.
  4. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and chocolate chips.
  5. Toast walnuts at 350° for about ten minutes or until just beginning to turn brown. Remove walnuts from oven, wrap them in a tea towel and rub gently to remove skins. Discard skins. Chop the walnuts coarsely, measure out ½ cup and add to flour mixture. Then add the butter mixture and stir just until incorporated. Spread the batter into prepared 8x8 pan. The batter will be stiff; press into the corners and make it coat the pan as evenly as possible. Bake at 350° for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Do not overbake. You want these to be soft and chewy.
  6. Allow to cool completely in pan. Remove from pan and place on cutting board. Measure carefully and mark with toothpicks, or nick the cookie block with a knife at 1 - ½ inch intervals. Cut into squares using the toothpicks as a guide.
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