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Chocolate Chunk Blondies

15 minutes
30 minutes
45 minutes
Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/chocolate-chunk-blondies-recipe.html?oc=linkback
Course Cookies & Squares

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/4 pounds semisweet chocolate chunks, such as Nestle's

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8 x 12 x 2 inch baking pan.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar on high speed for 3 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  • With the mixer on low, add the vanilla, then the eggs, one at a time, and mix well, scraping down the bowl.
  • In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt and with the mixer still on low, slowly add flour mixture to the butter mixture.
  • Fold the walnuts and chocolate chunks in with a rubber spatula.
  • Spread the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake for 30 minutes exactly.
  • Don't overbake! A toothpick may not come out clean.
  • Cool completely in the pan and cut into bars.

Notes

I never put walnuts in mine because I just like chocolate. But I should try it sometime because Ina says they are good in it and I trust her and her taste buds.