This is the best blondie recipe: it’s quick and easy, yes, but also incredibly delicious, with a slightly chewy texture. The best part is that it makes a small pan. I don’t know about you, but my willpower when it comes to sweets is exactly 0. If I bake a whole pan, I can eat a whole pan. In one day.
I’ve had this recipe scribbled on a piece of paper for 15 years and it’s finally time to share it with you! I know, I know, this time of year we’re supposed to make resolutions about eating healthier and giving up sweets. I’m sorry, but there is currently an extreme cold warning for my area with temperatures dipping to -35°C (with wind chill values near -40°C). If you plunge me into that kind of cold without any warm baked goods, I won’t make in to spring, lol. Plus baking helps warm up the kitchen, right? AND, as if we need another excuse to eat some yummies: Valentine’s Day is coming up! The perfect time to treat yourself – or your loved ones – to something sweet. There: plenty of excellent reasons to roll up our sleeves and bake something sweet and easy…
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Small pot
- Large mixing bowl
- 7×9 or 8×8 baking pan (I used a Pyrex space saver)
- Hand or stand mixer
How to Make the Best Blondies:
- Grease a small baking pan.
- Melt butter in a small pot over medium heat.
- Pour melted butter into a large bowl, then add sugar, egg and vanilla and beat well.
- Stir in dry ingredients and mix by hand with a spatula.
- Spread batter into the greased pan.
- Bake at 375°F for 20 minutes – or until golden brown.
And behold: the delicious result of the best blondie recipe: warm, slightly chewy, so melt-in-your-mouth buttery, blondies!
Pair a plate of these blondies with a warm cup of tea and a roaring fire, and I might be able to make it through another Lake Superior winter, although, joking aside, I really don’t know how many more of these winters I have left in me. This winter has been unbearably cold and I’ve had to bring my truck in three times to have the heater repaired (each time they failed to fix the problem). I’m deeply annoyed about that because not only is it really uncomfortable to drive when you’re shivering uncontrollably, but the windshield doesn’t defrost so it’s a major hazard thanks to limited visibility. Plus the third time I had to unnecessarily rent a truck for $300 to get home – which was because they didn’t manage their appointments properly. Ugh…. I’m still frosty about that. Hopefully this time the heat will continue to work but, if not, I have stockpiles of flour and butter to make these blondies all winter, so I’ll lock the gate and you can just let me know when it’s spring.
If you’re looking for more delicious recipes, try the absolute best banana bread, my easy chocolate raspberry hand pies, the most moist and delicious carrot cake, these melt in your mouth matcha shortbread cookies, or this tangy sweet ricotta and lemon cake. I’m getting hungry as I link to these past recipes I’ve shared. I don’t know how food bloggers do it – I can’t even focus on my spelling because I’m too distracted by how delicious these treats are!
Happy baking! I hope you’ve been able to stay warm this winter – if you live somewhere that’s currently balmy, please tell me where and if there are any homes for sale on your street, haha. Endless pans of baked treats for anyone who can help me relocated to someplace that isn’t currently -40°C!
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