Sunday, May 08, 2005

Maple Butterscotch Macadamia Nut Blondies

Maple Butterscotch Macadamia Nut Blondies PictureMaple Butterscotch Macadamia Nut Blondies (Adapted 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
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 spaulta 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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  1. Joe, I made the blondies over the weekend but unfortunately, wasn't able to find maple extract at the two stores I tried. I know they're not the same as the ones you made, but they turned out beautifully anyways and taste delicious!
    Thank you for sharing the recipe. (I'm still determined to find some maple extract though for next time).

  2. Augustina - It is also sometimes labeled as maple "flavoring". I'm glad to hear that they turned out well without it though!