Blondies with Chocolate Chips and Cherries

by Lana Stuart on September 21, 2012 · 13 comments

Blondies with Chocolate Chips and Cherries from Never Enough Thyme

Before I get started on today’s recipe, an update from my ortho doc. As of this Sunday, I’ll be allowed to start putting weight on my left leg/ankle/foot! Wish me luck. It will be the first time I’ve walked since my little oopsie on July 29. I cannot wait. You just can’t imagine how difficult it is to do anything without putting weight on one foot. And I’ll tell you something else. This whole experience has given me a completely new appreciation of people who have physical limitations. I admire their determination even more than I did before.

Now, on to the recipe!

What I have for you today is a blondie. A lovely bar cookie, first cousin to brownies, that is easy to make and totally delicious. As a matter of fact, blondies are pretty much just brownies without the chocolate. Leaving the chocolate out lets the buttery, brown sugary goodness really shine through.

But these are no ordinary blondies. Nope. They have two special additions. Chocolate chips and dried cherries! Yum! Such a perfect treat for fall weather and good with either a cup of coffee or a glass of milk. Make these this weekend and you’ll get hugs from everyone. I guarantee it.

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Then whisk together the dry ingredients and set that aside.

Use a mixer to beat the butter and both sugars together until you have a nice pale, fluffy mixture. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Now reduce the mixer speed to low and add the flour mixture beating until it’s well combined.

Switch to a spatula or wooden spoon and stir in the chocolate chips and cherries.

Blondies with Chocolate Chips and Cherries Batter

Just look how thick that batter is! It had no problem at all holding the spatula upright.

Press the batter into a 9×13 pan, no greasing necessary, and bake it until a tester comes out with just a few crumbs clinging to it.

Blondies with Chocolate Chips and Cherries - Baked

Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. When ready to serve, cut into squares and dust with a little powdered sugar.

Enjoy!

Blondies with Chocolate Chips and Cherries

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 18 servings

Blondies with Chocolate Chips and Cherries

Traditional "blondie" recipe with the addition of chocolate chips and dried sweet, tart cherries.

Ingredients

  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 sticks butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • Powdered sugar (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt and set aside.
  3. Using a mixer, beat butter and both sugars together until pale and fluffy (about 3 minutes).
  4. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  5. Reduce speed to low and add the flour mixture. Beat until combined.
  6. Using a spatula or wooden spoon, stir in the chocolate chips and cherries.
  7. Press batter into a 9x13 metal pan.
  8. Bake until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with a few moist crumbs (28-30 minutes).
  9. Let cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. When ready to serve, cut into squares and dust with powdered sugar.

Notes

May be stored at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Original recipe from Everyday Food Magazine

http://www.lanascooking.com/2012/09/21/blondies-with-chocolate-chips-and-cherries/

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Neena September 21, 2012 at 6:49 pm

These look sinfully delicious. I may have to try to make these this week-end.

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2 Lana September 21, 2012 at 7:23 pm

They are really good! And so easy, too.

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3 Drick September 21, 2012 at 8:06 pm

pretty as pie, these ain’t no first cousins – nope, much closer kin to pure goodness… the additions of the chips are a teasing choice but the cherries I know adds such a great over-the-top additive…
so glad you will be up and able, available for all the holiday festivities – as I know it would not be the same without you in full force… have a great weekend … and go Bulldogs!

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4 Lana September 22, 2012 at 10:57 am

Great weekend to you, too, Drick! And go…(is it LSU?)

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5 Laura Dembowski September 22, 2012 at 8:37 am

Good to hear your leg is doing bettrr :). I love blondies and these look excellent!

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6 Lana September 22, 2012 at 10:57 am

Thanks, Laura, it’s getting better every day. I’m really looking forward to getting off these crutches!

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7 Esther T. September 22, 2012 at 10:53 am

These sound yummy. How could you go wrong with cc and cherries? Did you use salted or unsalted butter? Thanks

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8 Lana September 22, 2012 at 10:56 am

Esther – I used salted butter but you can use which ever you prefer. In the south we typically use salted for everything. I can’t even remember the last time I bought unsalted butter – probably years ago.

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9 Faye September 22, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I like to soften the cherries when I use them in baking..let set in hot water for 5 minutes, then drain..makes the flavor explode..

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10 Deborah September 22, 2012 at 6:24 pm

I love the addition of the cherries to these. Yum!

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11 Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen September 22, 2012 at 11:43 pm

So glad to hear that your leg is feeling better! These blondies look incredible…I love the cherry & chocolate combo! :)

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12 icakepops September 23, 2012 at 12:07 am

Great recipe – thx for sharing it. Its good to hear your leg is on the mend!

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13 Jamie October 8, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I love blondies but they have to have chocolate chips in them. Then I usually throw in chopped pecans but ooooh I have to have them with dried cherries now.

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