Sunday, January 22, 2012

Dagwood's Blondies: National Blondie Brownies Day

Today is National Blondie Brownies Day. Now this is a misnomer because Blondies aren't really brownies. I addressed this last year on National Blondie Brownies Day with a different recipe. Blondies are all about the butter and brown sugar, and as with their versatile cousin, chocolate brownies, you can add other ingredients such as macadamia nuts, cocounut, white chocolate chips, pecans, or other goodies.

This year I'd like to celebrate National Blondie Brownies Day with a recipe that features Blondie, that wonderful comic strip woman known for her baking and sandwich making! Created in 1930 by Chic Young, Blondie and Dagwood appear together in blissful love and happiness in over 2300 newspapers all around the world and translated into 35 different languages in 55 countries and read by an estimated 280 million people every day.

This recipe isn't from the Blondie Cookbook (I posted a recipe from the cookbook for a Chocolate Sandwich, of course).  This recipe for Dagwood's Blondies is from the Lurpak Butter Company.  Enjoy!

Dagwood’s Blondies

2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 oz (1 cup or 16 Tablespoons) Sweet Butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon Madagascar vanilla
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate

Preheat oven to 350°F.
1. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. On medium speed, beat butter and both sugars until pale and fluffy.
3. Add eggs, one at a time and then vanilla.
4. Lower speed and stir in flour mixture
5. Fold in nuts and chocolate chips or pieces.
6. Transfer batter to 9 x 13" non-stick or sprayed baking pan.
7. Bake for 45 minutes.
8. Cool completely in pan before cutting into 2-inch squares.


~~louise~~ said...

Uh oh, I may have messed up that tweet but all the same, the notion of serving Blondie's Blondies on National Blonde Brownie Day is genius!

Thanks for sharing, Janet...

P.S. I think Chic Young was born in January:)

Janet Rudolph said...

That makes it that much more special!

yummychunklet said...

I wanted to make blondies this weekend. I'll have to try these!