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Chocolate Chip Blonde Brownies

on January 17, 2014

I was looking through my stack of Grandma’s recipes the other day, thinking about how many of them I have, and I realized that I don’t even have them all.

I’m not sure why, but some of them are gone.

She may have pared them down when she got to the point of not entertaining so much any more.

They entertained as many as 12-15 people at a time until they moved into an assisted living building when they hit their mid 80’s.

I would love to have had ALL of those recipes.

On the farm, Grandma had a flour bin in her kitchen big enough to hold about 25 pounds of flour.

It wasn’t a huge kitchen, but there was a flour bin built right in as part of her kitchen cupboards.

I’m sure that was because when they were first married, she made all of their bread for the week.

It took a lot of flour and it was a lot of work.

She always gave my husband a hard time when he took too many cookies at one time, “it takes a lot of work to make those, you know!”

If someone ate them all right away – then you wouldn’t have any more until the next baking day!

No wonder a lot of these recipes use convenience items and take very little time to prepare.

Chocolate Chip Blonde Brownies is quick recipe that makes a smaller batch just right for a treat.

Chocolate Chip Blonde Brownies

Chocolate Chip Blonde Brownies 2

These are soooooo good.

Here is the recipe as I made it:

Chocolate Chip Blonde Brownies

1. Sift together one cup all purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/8 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add 1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans) and mix well.

2. Melt 1/3 cup butter. Remove from heat and add 1 cup packed brown sugar and mix well. Cool and add 1 egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

3. Add flour mixture, a small amount at a time, mixing well after each addition.

4. Turn into greased 9″ x 9″ baking pan (I only have an 8″ x 8″ pan so that’s what I used). Sprinkle 1/2 cup chocolate chips over top.

5. Bake in 350 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in pan.


The batter is thick and you need to spread it over the pan.


Chocolate chips hold their shape but you could spread the melted chips over the top of the bars if you really wanted to.


This recipe said to use a 9″ x 9″ pan and to cut it into 24 squares.

I used an 8″ x 8″ pan and got 16 squares out of it.

24 seemed like they would just be too small. Ha.


These blonde brownies didn’t take much flour but they are a quick and wonderful treat!

3 responses to “Chocolate Chip Blonde Brownies

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