It's Thursday again! What does that have to do with anything, you may ask?! Well, Thursdays are the days that I wake up thinking that I'm already behind because I have SOOO much to accomplish! My husband leaves for work early early Friday AM so he goes to bed early Thursday nights. While he's at work 250 miles away from home, I like to know that I have done my part to make sure he's being taken care of! I like to know he has clean clothes to wear, and most importantly.... FOOD! I like to make him breakfast, lunch, dinner, and goodies to eat every day. I would rather him have too much than not enough and I would feel so guilty if he had to go without... so, Thursday is the day I make his meals FRESH so that he is well kept while he's gone! :-) Today I ran out of time because we never quit running and for some reason, had sooo much to get done around here! So by 9 o'clock tonight I really really did NOT want to make a batch of cookies that would bake a dozen at a time. I wanted something much quicker! So, bar cookies it was! I have been looking at this recipe for a couple of weeks now. This is another one of the recipes that is dog-eared in the TOH Best Summer Desserts magazine I purchased on Father's day! This recipe makes a 9x13 pan. I doubled it and made a cookie sheet full of these rich and chewy cookies. Both of my kids took their first bite and said "Mom, did you put caramel in these?" I think they taste like a rich chocolate chip cookie with a chewy texture and I'll admit, the brown sugar does give them a caramel flavor that is to die for! I cut the cookie sheet-sized cookie into 30 cookies, however they could be cut much smaller! I sure hope he enjoys them, and that you do too!
Chocolate Chip BlondiesRecipe from TOH Best Summer Desserts
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla just until blended. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add to brown sugar mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread into a greased 13x9x2 baking pan. Bake at 350 for 18- 20 minutes (I baked the cookie sheet size for about 25 minutes) or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.