Sunday, July 29, 2007

Maple Butterscotch Macadamia Nut Blondies

I have two versions of this same recipe, which originated from Whole Foods. One is from the CLBB, and one is from DesertCulinary. I decided to print out and follow the one from DesertCulinary since the changes appeared to be minor.

Except the cooking time.

The original recipe said to bake for 50-60 minutes. The DesertCulinary version said 25-35 minutes. We baked our cookies for a total of 45 minutes and the middle was still very jiggly, though the sides were done and browned. We figured since we'd already cooked it for 20 minutes more than the recipe said, we should just take it out and let it cool and maybe it would solidify. It kind of did, but not really. I wish I'd realized the cooking times were different (though the rest of the recipe is exactly the same).

So we don't have bar cookies, but we do have a dessert-y type cookie thing. It has to be eaten with a fork, but it's absolutely amazing. I will definitely make these again - I will just cook them for a longer time!!

Maple Butterscotch Macadamia Nut Blondies
Originally from Whole Foods

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons maple extract (Note: I used Mrs. Butterworth's because I couldn't find extract)
1 1/2 cups butterscotch chips
3/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts, toasted

Preheat the oven to 350.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.

In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing until combined. Mix in the maple extract. Add the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon just until combined. Fold in the butterscotch chips and toasted macadamias.

Scoop the batter into a 9" baking pan coated with nonstick spray - use an off-set spatula to spread it evenly in the pan. Bake until golden and a toothpick placed near the center comes out mostly clean with a few moist crumbs attached, about 25 to 35 minutes. Remove and place on a wire rack to cool completely before cutting.

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