Stella’s friend Bella was over and as we were talking – I mentioned that I could really go for a good cookie. Bella said I wish I had gone to my sister’s soccer tournament because they were having brownies. So what did I say? If you want you guys can make some brownies – how about blonde brownie with chocolate chips? They both looked at me and said what are blonde brownies. I said they are brownies that do not use cocoa so are not brown but blonde color. That piqued their interest. We went to the cabinet and no chocolate chips to be found. We put our jackets on and took a walk to the grocery and picked out some good dark chocolate chips.
We came home and the baking began. The girls did it all – I just supervised and showed them how to do certain things. They made the brownies, popped them in the oven, set the timer and waited. I did the dishes and the girls played a card came. The timer went off and they ran to the kitchen – not quite done, set the timer for another 5 minutes and then they were done. They were so excited and then decided that they wanted to go down the street and play with some of their other friends. The brownies went uneaten! I am sure they will be eaten later! Sometimes you just need a little sweet something!
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup butter
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips or walnuts
1. Grease a 9×13 baking dish.
2. Mix together the flour, salt and baking powder – set aside.
3. Cut up the butter and melt it over low heat in a sauce pan. Remove from the heat.
4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
5. Add the brown sugar to the butter and mix well.
6. Add the eggs and vanilla to the butter mixture and combine well.
7. Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Best to do this a little at a time. Mix well, scraping sides and bottom.
8. Add the chocolate chip – combine.
9. Scoop into the baking dish – spread evenly.
10. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. I did the dishes and the girls licked the bowl!
11. Cool slightly, but cut into bars while still warm.
Makes 48 bars. The girls loved them! Said they were better than what they expected.