When I was a child, my Mother was always making some kind of goodies, be it cookies, cakes, pies, muffins; you get the picture. And, she always made fresh baked goods when it was my turn to take something at school. I was usually right alongside her, and she’d let me measure and stir. She even taught me how to write my name in peanut butter smeared on waxed paper! So, is it any wonder I’m always baking something, or putting a new spin on an old favorite? I really love the old Blondies recipe, and I love Butterscotch, so I thought I’d combine them, and come up with a recipe that would satisfy both cravings at once, and it worked, deliciously!
You’re gonna’ love this recipe. It’s simple, and really great right out of the oven, or later when it’s cooled. It’s also wonderful served with a little whipped cream and a few chocolate shavings if you’re serving guests. Either way, its sure to satisfy a bar cookie craving!
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups flour
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon baking powder
1 ½ cups brown sugar, packed
½ cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 package of butterscotch chips, (we used Nestle)
1 cup of chopped pecans, optional
Butter the bottom of a 9 X 13 dish, and set aside. In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter, white and brown sugar, until fluffy. Add the eggs, and beat until blended. Add the vanilla, and mix until smooth. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, until well blended. Add the flour mixture a little at a time to the mixing bowl. When all flour is added, blend until smooth. Remove mixing bowl from stand, and with a large spoon, stir in the butterscotch chips, and pecans if desired.
Pour mixture into the 9 X 13 dish, and bake at 350 for about 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove dish from oven, and let cool on a wire rack. When Blondies are cool, cut into 2 inch bars.