It’s as if a chocolate chip cookie and a brownie reproduced, and this is the result. Take the best of each dessert – the taste of a cookie, the chewiness of a brownie – and roll it into one. I’ve heard these called “Blondies” before, and the site where I found the recipe, Bakerella, calls them “Brookies.” In the comments on that page, someone said during their childhood they called them “Good Bars.” I think I agree with the last one!
- 2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup butter, softened
- 1 pound light brown sugar*
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 6 ounces chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped pecan or walnuts
- Sift flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
- Combine butter and sugar using a mixer until blended. Add eggs, one at a time to sugar mixture, mixing on low in between each addition. Add vanilla and mix.
- Add flour and stir by hand until combined. Stir in chips and then pecans.
- Coat a 13 X 9 pan with non-stick spray and spread batter evenly into dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until top is golden brown.
*I used my scale to measure, but if you were trying to use standard measuring tools, I’d try about 2 cups.