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2.11.2013

A Post: Blondies for Your Valentines


I'm not actually a huge fan of the holiday that pushes candy (I'm ok with the chocolate) and roses and diamonds. However, I am a big fan of the pretty little cards that you can find at places like here, here and here. And baking treats like those you see above... I'm sorry, but also not sorry because they are delicious!

I snagged this recipe from one of my favorite foodie sites, Simply Recipes:

Things you'll need:

  • 1/2 cup of butter, melted
  • 1 cup of tightly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup of butterscotch chips (I added chocolate chips, too.)

To make:

1 Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly butter and flour an 8X8 pan. Whisk together the melted butter and sugar in a bowl.
2 Add the egg and vanilla extract and whisk.
3 Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, mix it all together. Add the butterscotch chips or other mix-ins.
4 Pour into the pan (I poured mine into individual silicone cups) and spread evenly. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool. Cut into squares and serve.













(Gooey goodness)



So, what are your plans for the holiday? Any treats you'd like to share?! I'd love to see them!
Happy Valentine's Day, bookworms!

15 comments:

  1. Yay! You should make these when you get the chance. So tasty! :)

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    1. Haha. Hannah, you're funny! They are so good. Especially served warm!

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    1. Andi, You have to make them. I am not kidding- they are amazing!!!

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  4. Those look delicious! I also dislike the commercial side of Valentine's Day, but I am all for thoughtful little treats. I might just make a batch of these to give the boyfriend along with my handmade card!

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    1. Leah,
      Yeah, we don't really do the whole celebrating thing, or exchange gifts. However, we do get little cards and I like to bake him something! We do usually go for Korean BBQ around that time, but it's definitely NOT because of the holiday, but more because we didn't realize it was vday and so forth. I like the crafty side of it but not the YOU HAVE TO GET HER DIAMONDS part.

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  5. They look yummy! I'm planning to bake my husband his favourite lime cake for this valentines day.

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  6. Holy Moses do those look YUMMY. No Vday plans here as of yet. I'll probably do something fun for the kidlets though :)

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    1. I actually made these last weekend for a family gathering and they were a big hit. I think it was the only time the whole room was silent! We don't do much but I bet doing stuff for them is so much fun!!

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  7. Oh those look delicious. So far we have just been making Valentines for David's Pre-K class. I ordered these hearts that come with mustaches and hats. They are so adorable.

    Now I'm going to have to convince myself to eat something halfway healthy for lunch and not just find some cookies. Thanks a lot! :)

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    1. They were so yummy! The pictures just don't do them any justice. If only we could had the smells to the blog world! Served warm with some ice cream would be my first suggestion. The Valentine's sound fun! Hope you do get some cookies :)

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  8. Holy smokes, these look delicious! I wonder how they would be with added coconut...

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