A few years ago, I helped my mom clean out my childhood home, and I found an old recipe for Blonde Brownies. I suspect that I last made this when I was a teenager. I remember loving them. So when I found the recipe, I was excited at first. Then when I looked at the actual paper, it had been waterlogged and was unreadable. A few months ago, I bought a magnifying glass, and yesterday, I was looking at my old recipes for something to post on here and, for some reason, pulled out this magnifier, and low and behold, I was able to make out the recipe.
You will notice I purchased store-brand light brown sugar. This was less expensive and double the size. I hate not using premium ingredients, but with inflation, I feel like I must fight back and not purchase overpriced items. With the chocolate chips, it would be tough for me not to buy the toll house or King Authur flower because those are the brands my family has always used.
That is a 9×13 glass baking pan. I feel like the edges might have been slightly overcooked, but I do believe this is how we made them when I was a kid. If you use a metal pan, it might get even browner, so watch out for that. The oven we used growing up might not have cooked hot enough as it was old and half broken. I recommend getting an oven thermometer for your oven to double-check check your appliance is cooking at the right temperature. It could be caused by the fact that I left out the nuts because my wife is allergic. I highly recommend adding walnuts.Print
Like a brownie but without chocolate instead, it uses chocolate chips.
- Prep Time: 15 Minutes
- Cook Time: 30 Minutes
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 12 Brownies 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
- 2 cups Flower
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- 2 cups Brown Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 cup Chocolate Chips
- 1/3 cup Nuts
- 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 2/3 cups Butter
- 2 Teaspoons Vanilla
- Mix dry ingredients, including brown sugar, and mix in a bowl.
- Melt butter in the microwave for 1 minute.
- Add butter, egg, and vanilla and mix together until batter forms.
- Add chocolate chips
- Spray 9×12 pan with nonstick spray
- Cook 30 minutes @ 350 degrees
I use light brown sugar, which helps give it that nice blonde color. The image you see is without nuts, but I highly recommend using walnuts.
The batter is a weird thick consistency, so I spread it out evenly don’t be alarmed by that.