Wednesday, April 24, 2013

M & M's Blondies

I have seen blondies recipes everywhere lately, with all kinds of mix ins. I had never even eaten one before. So when I was in need of a good, quick, easy treat for my family last week, I was thrilled to find this recipe in the Six Sisters' Cookbook. I didn't think the coconut they included was going to work with our kids, so I simply left it out and I didn't notice a difference. These were super yummy! Our kids are still asking to eat more, a whole week later!

M & M's Blondies
Six Sisters' Stuff pg 164
lightly adapted

10 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 cups M&M's (I used regular, but mini would work too), plus more for topping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray and 8 x 8 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. The recipe says to line the pan also with parchment paper. I did, but I think that's just to turn them out of the pan to cut them. If you're okay with cutting them in the pan, you can skip the parchment.

Heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat. The recipe calls for browning the butter, but I've had problems with burning butter in the past, so I melted it and let it go for maybe a minute longer. Let the butter cool, you want it to be barely warm.

In a large bowl, combine the butter and sugars. I just stirred with a wooden spoon until it looked like they were no longer grainy. Next, stir in the egg, vanilla and salt with the wooden spoon. Lastly add the flour and M & M's until just blended.

Pour the batter into your prepared pan, smooth top with a spatula. Sprinkle M & M's on top. The recipe calls for a few, but let's face it, more chocolate is ALWAYS better! If you want the blondies to be slightly gooey then bake them for 25 minutes, or you can always bake for 30 minutes to have them be firmer. Let cool, I used the fridge for a couple of hours, then slice into squares.

3 comments:

  1. Hooray!!! So happy to hear that you liked them! I am drooling over all the yummy things on this blog! I love Cutler's and my sisters and I eat there all the time! :) Thanks for the amazing sandwiches and treats!
    xo,
    Camille
    SixSistersStuff.com

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  2. Hello..I notice that there isn't any baking soda in this recipe? I've never seen a cookie recipe similar to these without it? I looked up the Six Sisters recipe and it calls for it. I also doubled the recipe because I needed a 9x13. Which called for 20 TBLS of butter. That is a TON of butter. The batter was very greasy and not what I'm used to for cookie dough. Was this correct as well?

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  3. Sometimes I forget to type all of the ingredients, so I went back and looked at this recipe again. I didn't make it off of the Six Sisters site, I made it out of their cookbook which does not have baking soda listed as an ingredient. Interestingly, you are correct that the site does. I'll have to email them and ask them about that one! Things don't always double exactly right. If I were you, I would try cutting the butter down to 2 sticks (16 Tbs) for the 9x13 (that's how much butter my go to brownie recipe uses for the same size pan) and see if it works out any better. Or you can try the recipe they have on their site, it looks like they've already doubled it for that one. Good luck!

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