Blondies with Macadamia Nuts and Chocolate Chips

Blondies are my kryptonite.  


OK, only ONE of my many weaknesses. I make them on a regular basis because they can be made ahead of time for dinner parties, pot luck dinners and bake sales. They’re also versatile enough to modify based on pantry ingredients. Here’s my take on blondies with macadamia nuts and chocolate chips.

Blondies with Macadamia Nuts and Chocolate Chips


Blondie with Macadamia Nuts and Chocolate Chips

Makes about 40 squares

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
⅔ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
6 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
2 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped Macadamia Nuts (I did some small pieces and then some larger chunks)
1 cup dark chocolate chips or chunks


Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

1. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.
2. Beat the butter and cream cheese in a large bowl with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy (2-3 minutes).
3. Add the brown sugar and beat 3 to 4 more minutes.

4. Beat in the egg and vanilla.5. Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed until just combined.
6. Fold in the macadamia nuts and chocolate chips.
7. Spread the batter in the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes.
8. Let cool in the pan before slicing.


Eat, Drink & Be Yummy!

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