Can I just say that I am so super excited!!
Nope nothing to do with these blondies, they are great, but I got to place my order for Girl Scout Cookies today! No matter what I can bake, nothing will replace a bite of frozen Thin Mint or the creamy peanut butter filling inside a Tagalong! Did y'all get to order some?
So about these blondies... My mom and sister came to Houston to celebrate a late Christmas since I was in Florida with my husband's family. Yeah that's right, my Christmas tree is still up and yes, we are the hobos with the wreath still on the door. I'll take it down...later. Since they were in town, I made these blondies for my sister. She does not like chocolate. I know, it's crazy to me too!
These blondies had a little bit of surprise inside though...peanut butter chips! She may not like chocolate, but since we are related and all she must love peanut butter!
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 and 1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups peanut butter chips
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9x13 baking pan and set aside. In a medium bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, set aside. In a large bowl cream butter on medium speed till smooth. Add in sugars and beat till fluffy or about 3 minutes. Add in eggs, one at a time till incorporated. Add in vanilla and mix till incorporated. Add flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture a small amount at a time, which beating on low till completely incorporated. Add in peanut butter chips and mix by hand with spatula. Spread batter evenly into prepared 9x13 pan and bake for 35-40 minutes. Transfer the pan to a cooling rack and let cool completely before cutting into bars (unless you can't wait no one will notice the little corner missing).
If you want to chocolate them up, just substitute out 1 cup peanut butter chips for chocolate chips. Hope you enjoy!