Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Blonde Brownies

by Cindy

           Wow, my daughters impress me so much.  Those desserts that Sarah made over the weekend look fabulous.  Good job Sarah!  Christy is on her way back from China.  She went with a class to study Chinese  businesses, and this class will complete her MBA.  She graduated a few weeks ago from Lipscomb College,   then left for China.  Sarah and Christy have so much energy and seem to just "Get it Done".  lol  I guess that I was like that when I was younger too.  I never worked full time and did all that they do though, so needless to say I'm extremely proud of them.
         I remember as a young wife and mother experimenting with new recipes and learning cooking techniques and talents.  It was fun, but now I've slowed down and am letting them show me a thing or two - and they are!!  I don't cook as much anymore - it's not that fun cooking for one.  My main cooking is when my girls come home and of course for the blog.  I still enjoy planning and cooking for them.
       I'm writing this and haven't had supper and just wishing that I had one of these Blonde Brownies right now.  I remember making these when I was a teenager (that's how old this recipe is) and absolutely loved them.  This is a quick and easy recipe and satisfies any chocolate craving.  These brownies are chewy with  melted chocolate chips and the crunch of pecans on top.  They taste like a chocolate chip cookie in brownie form.  Did I say I love these? lol  

Blonde Brownies

2 cups flour
 1 t baking powder
1/4 t baking soda
 1 t salt
2/3 cup melted shortening
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs slightly beaten
2 t vanilla
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts

In a separate bowl mix flour, soda, baking powder, and salt together.  In another bowl add sugar to shortening.  Blend in eggs and vanilla. 
 Add flour mixture gradually.  Spread in a 9 x 13 inch pan sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle with nuts and chocolate chips.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Let cool and then cut into squares or bars.  

recipe origin unknown 


Christy said...

I was in China when you wrote this and just now getting a chance to read it. I appreciate the kind words and we are always proud of you too. You set the bar high for being an outstanding woman and Sarah and I will be lucky if we can do it as wonderfully and as gracefully as you do.

Liz Berg said...

I love bar cookies and yours look terrific!!!