The hot days of August appear to have ended just in time for the beginning of a new school year. I don’t know about you, but I’m always glad when the temperatures drop, and I can bring my fuzzy socks out from the back of the drawer and onto my feet. Although there are so many great things about summer, extreme heat and humidity are not ones I rate highly.
I’m ready to clean the oven, heat it up, and bake up some delicious treats. Like these…
Chocolate Chip Blondies
Adapted from How to Cook Everything
(and adapted further when I made a mistake and put in too much butter)
12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
3/4 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup dark chocolate chips
Butter an 8×8 pan
Mix melted butter with brown sugar – beat until smooth. Beat in egg and then vanilla.
Add salt, stir in flour. Mix in any additions you like (I added 1 cup of large dark chocolate chips, but you could add nuts, butterscotch chips, caramel, whatever floats your boat… the choices are endless).
Pour into the prepared pan.
Bake at 350°F 20-25 minutes, or until the middle is set.
Cool on a wire rack before cutting into squares.