Blondies: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177
degrees C) and place the rack in the center of the oven. Butter, or spray with a non
stick vegetable spray, an 8 x 8 inch (20 x 20 cm) square baking pan.
Place the pecans on a baking
sheet and bake for 8 - 10 minutes or until brown and fragrant. Remove from oven,
let cool, then chop coarsely.
Meanwhile, in a
small saucepan, melt the butter. Remove from heat and let cool to room
In a bowl, whisk
together the flour, salt, and baking soda.
In the bowl of
your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the egg and brown sugar until
light and frothy (2-3 minutes). Beat in the vanilla extract and then the melted
butter. Scrape down the sides of the bowl then, on low speed, beat in the flour
mixture until incorporated. Fold in the chopped pecans and chopped white
the prepared pan, smooth the top, and bake for about 25 - 30 minutes, or until
the top of the brownies are dry, golden brown, and a toothpick inserted in the
center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Remove from oven
and place on a wire rack. Cool completely before cutting into squares.
for two to three days. Can freeze for longer storage.
Makes about 16
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