These amazing butterscotch blondies are again from the 500 Cookies Compendium. These are simply amazing in taste with crunch from the walnuts and the richness from the butterscotch and choco chips to top it off. Its to be eaten to be believed.
But we had a mini disaster while baking. Everything was going pretty smoothly. even the daughter was well behaved and was patiently waiting for the cookies to be baked unlike her usual modus operandi of trying to gobble up the batter itself.
The blondies were baked and ready with the perfect golden colour that they had to achieve (hence the name blondies, duh!) and I pulled them from the oven when CRASH! The tray fell and along with it fell the glass pan that i was using to bake these and obviously the blondies as well.
The good news was that I was able to salvage the cookies without any glass piece stuck on them and the daughter wasn’t around when this happened. Huge relief! But the flip side was that I lost a good pan, the cookies lost their shape and became a crumbly heap and I stepped on a few glass pieces and the worst part was I had to clean the entire kitchen at 9 pm. Not fun at all.
But having said that, the taste was amazing and the husband and daughter thought it appropriate to devour these cookies while I was cleaning the kitchen. And they are yet to understand where they went wrong!
Disasters apart, this is a must try recipe. So here goes –
Makes 9 squares
WHAT WE NEED
Butter 1/2 cup
Brown sugar 3/4 cup
Vanilla essence 1/2 tsp
All purpose flour 1 cup
Baking powder 3/4 tsp
Pinch of salt
Coarsely chopped walnuts 1/2 cup
Butterscotch powder 1/2 cup
Choco chips 4 tbsp
WHAT TO DO
- Preheat the oven to 180C
- Line a 8 * 8 square pan with parchment paper.
- Melt the butter and add it to the sugar to mix well.
- Add the egg and vanilla to this mixture and combine
- Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well.
- Add the walnuts, butterscotch powder and chocochips and combine
- Pour the batter into the pan
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden
- Take it from the oven and let it cool in the pan
- Once cooled, lift the cookies from the pan along with the parchment paper and place it on a cutting board
- Cut into 9 squares
- Ideally you need to use butterscotch chips but since my chips melted, i froze and powdered them which was what i used. if you are using butterscotch chips, then increase the flour by 2 tbsp
- You can completely omit the butterscotch and use 1 cup walnuts instead.
- I used a glass pan and it took me around 32 minutes. you may need around 25 minutes if you use aluminium or non stick.
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