You can turn any cookie into a bar. In fact, it is great time saver since it does not require so many cookie sheets like regular cookie dough. You just bake your dough in a large rectangular pan and cut into bars! I may try to cut it to fancy diamond or triangle shape. But who is gonna eat the leftover edges? Your truly of course!
I did not realize how much dishes can pile up when I bake. The chef on cooking shows makes it looks so quick and easy since they have someone else to prep and clean up for them! From measuring cups, spoons, spatulas, mixing bowls, hand mixer,sheets, and pans, etc. So you will see me making lots of bars, brownies, and bundts desserts these days.
These bars are tasty with the buttery flavor from the macadamias and the sweetness from the white chocolate and browns sugar.
White Chocolate macadamia nuts blondies (source: Erin food files)
- 1/2 pound, plus 1 teaspoon butter, at room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 cups white chocolate chips
- 1 cup macadamia nuts, toasted and rough chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place 1/2 pound of the butter and the brown sugar in a bowl and cream together on medium speed until a smooth batter is formed. While the machine is running, add the eggs and vanilla extract, until incorporated into the batter.
- Sift together 3 cups flour and baking powder. Slowly add the flour mixture to the batter and mix on low speed until a dough is formed. Very gently, by turning the mixer on and then off, fold the chips and nuts into the dough.
- Once the dough is all blended, grease a 9 x 13 pan with the remaining butter and dust with the 1 tablespoon of flour. Pour the batter into the pan and place in the preheated oven. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until set yet still moist.