Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Blondies

Wow, these blondies were really good. Rich, sweet, decadent, and 100% addictive. Even Joe, who isn't usually a big butterscotch fan, absolutely loved these. (Andrew loved them too, but I think that goes without saying, right?) They're the first blondies I've ever made, and an awesome beginning to what I think is going to be a long, beautiful relationship.

The only issue I had was that the caramel topping made them really sticky and hard to eat with our fingers. The caramel is supposed to be marbled into the blondie batter -- but the batter's pretty thick and doesn't really lend itself well to marbling. I smeared it in the best I could, but I think most of the caramel ended up on top of the batter. So after eating these, we had sticky fingers but very happy tastebuds. It was definitely a fair trade.

Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Blondies
source: Cookies, Brownies and More

1/2 cup butter at room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping

1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, and vanilla.

2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to wet mixture in batches, mixing well after each addition.

3. Stir in chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and pecans. Pour batter into a greased 13 x 9-inch baking dish.

4. Dollop caramel topping on top of batter; use a knife to marble topping into batter.

5. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.


Katie said...

All I can say is those look really, really good!!!

Donna-FFW said...

Hubby would love these, butterscotch chips are a fav of his.