Blonde Brownies

Here’s a quick-and-easy recipe for blonde brownies, which are similar to chocolate brownies, but the batter is flavored with vanilla instead of chocolate. They are also called blondies or butterscotch brownies. In addition, if you add chocolate chips, which is what I like to do, they are known as chocolate chip cookie bars. I actually learned how to bake blonde brownies when I was in first grade and my teacher taught our class how to cook. That’s one of two memories that I have of Mrs. Gunner–the other was that she wore Keds sneakers in a wide variety of colors to match her clothes. I recall that we consumed our blonde brownies with our individual-sized cartons of milk. So grab yourself a glass of milk and enjoy!

Blonde Brownies


2 sticks butter, softened

¾ cup sugar

¾ cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 large eggs

2 ¼ cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 cups chocolate chips

Optional: 1 cup chopped nuts


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Add eggs and beat until creamy. Mix in flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in chocolate chips and, if desired, nuts. Grease a 13” x 9” pan. Spread prepared dough into pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares and serve. Makes 2 dozen bars.