Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Recipe: Christmas Blondies

Christmas Blondies

Christmas Blondies


  • 2/3  cup  butter, softened
  • 2  cups  packed brown sugar
  • 2  large  eggs
  • 1  Tbsp.  cherry brandy or cherry juice (optional)
  • 1-1/2  tsp.  baking powder
  • 2  tsp.  vanilla
  • 1/4  tsp.  salt
  • 2-1/4  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1  cup  chopped walnuts, toasted*
  • 3/4  cup  chopped white or dark sweet chocolate
  • 1/2  cup  coarsely chopped candied cherries


1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 13x9-inch baking pan.
2. In large mixing bowl beat butter on medium speed 30 seconds. Add brown sugar; beat until well-combined. Beat in eggs, brandy, baking powder, vanilla, and salt. Add flour; beat just until blended. Stir in nuts, chocolate, and cherries. Spread in prepared pan.
3. Bake 30 minutes or until golden. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut in bars. Makes 24 bars.
4. *Spread nuts in shallow baking pan. Toast in 350 degree F oven for 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories240,
  • Total Fat (g)10,
  • Saturated Fat (g)5,
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g)2,
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g)3,
  • Cholesterol (mg)32,
  • Sodium (mg)125,
  • Carbohydrate (g)34,
  • Total Sugar (g)24,
  • Fiber (g)1,
  • Protein (g)3,
  • Calcium (DV%)5,
  • Iron (DV%)5,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Lena Austin

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