Thursday, May 12, 2011

Lazy Girl’s Chocolate Chip Blondies

These blondies are super easy to make and also super addictive, an excellent combination. If you have a craving for chocolate chip cookies but don't want to expend too much effort, you can make these instead and be just as happy. I baked them for the recommended 30 minutes and found that the edges were crispy, and the middle was very chewy and caramelly. Next time I'll try baking them a few minutes less, though there's nothing wrong with chewy caramelly blondies!

I just got back from vacation last Sunday and am just now starting to feel sort of back to normal. E and I went to Turkey and Greece for 2.5 weeks! I have a friend who lives in Istanbul so we were with her and her boyfriend for a few days, then went to Greece on our own. We went to Santorini, Naxos, Mykonos and Athens. I loved seeing all the ancient ruins and exploring different cities. It was a great trip but we're also really happy to be back home. I was proud of myself for writing up a few posts before I left and setting them to update while I was gone!

If these sound good, you might also like:
Thick, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Dark and Dangerous Triple Chocolate Cookies
Sugar Cookie Bars
Chunky Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters

Lazy Girl’s Chocolate Chip Blondies
Adapted from Eat, Live, Run

Makes sixteen

8 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Prepare a 9"x9" pan with butter or parchment paper.

In a large bowl, stir together the butter and sugar until well combined. Add the egg, vanilla and salt and stir until combined.

Add the flour and gently mix, making sure not to overmix. Fold in the chocolate chips. Dump into the baking dish and smooth the top.

Bake at 350F for about 30 minutes, or until the blondies begin to pull away from the sides of the pan and are a deep golden color.


Karly said...

Your blondies look amazing and your vacation sounds wonderful! I'd love to visit Greece someday!

Joanne said...

haha I definitely had NO idea that you were gone! Trickster. :P

I would love to go to Greece someday....and I would also love to have a plate of these blondies sitting in front of me. Lucky girl.

Jacqueline said...


Oh and jelaous of the holiday! Photos please.

janet said...

You're back! Can't wait to hear all about it! :)

Johanna GGG said...

sunshine and ruins sounds perfect for a holiday - and of course choc chip cookies invite laziness - I have made similar tray bake and loved it

Joanne said...

How irritating has this blogger breakdown been? I still adore these. Super adore. Mega adore.

grace said...

as a self-proclaimed sloth of a person, i'm always up for easy recipes, especially if chocolate is involved. :)

Christine said...

These look great - I love chewy fudgy blondies.. they look like they would be great with a cup of tea.. plus i'm a sucker for anything easy :)

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Both the trip and these blondies sound amazing. I definitely could be called a lazy girl ;p.

kimberleyblue said...

I love how these look - they seem denser than regular chocolate chip cookies, which I definitely approve of.

I went to Greece and Turkey a few years ago, and it was definitely an amazing trip. I'm happy to hear yours was too - looking forward to seeing some photos (make sure there's some food ones there, including baklava! :) )

L-Burt said...

I made these yesterday and they were delicious! Loved the chewy, caramely edge pieces!

Anonymous said...

I've been a fan of your site for years!!

These blondies are AMAZING. They are like CRACK!

I'm going to convert them to brownies and FINALLY have the perfect brownie recipe.


Dawngirl99 said...

what size pan do we use?????

eatme_delicious said...

Dawngirl99: 9"x9"! I just updated it, sorry.

Dawngirl99 said...

eatme_delicious: thanks!! this blog is really helpful