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Snickerdoodle Blondies

Snickerdoodle Blonde

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour

Topping:

  • 1 tablespoon sugar, granulated
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease and flour (or line with parchment) an 8×8-inch pan.
  2. Whisk together butter and sugar in a bowl. Mix in eggs one at a time and add vanilla extract.
  3. Add flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, flaxseed, cinnamon and nutmeg and mix all together.
  4. Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly.
  5. For topping combine the granulated sugar and cinnamon, in a little bowl. Evenly sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture over the top of the batter.
  6. Bake for 20- 25 minutes or until surface springs back when gently pressed.  Allow to cool before cutting.

Yield 12-16 pieces.

 

 

 

 

Peanut Butter Brownies

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup peanut butter, chunky
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup  peanut butter chips
  • ⅓ cup peanuts, chopped (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9×9-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, approximately 4-5 minutes. Beat in salt, the egg and the peanut butter.
  3. Sift flour into the bowl and stir it in, mixing until just combined. Add in peanut butter chips and peanuts; stir to evenly distribute.
  4. Pour batter into prepared baking dish and spread into an even layer.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the brownies are just just lightly browned at the edges and the center is set. Cool in the pan before slicing.

Makes 16

Pumpkin Brownies

Pumpkin Brownies

ImageIngredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2  cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup chopped nuts

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease an 8×8-inch baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in spices, salt, graham cracker crumbs, egg and  pumpkin puree. Sift flour into the bowl and stir it in, mixing until just combined. Add in nuts and stir to evenly distribute the nuts.
  3. Pour batter into prepared baking dish and spread into an even layer.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the brownies are just just lightly browned at the edges and the center is set (it may look moist, but will not be sticky when lightly pressed). Cool in the pan before slicing.

Makes 16-20 bars

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