Friday, June 3, 2011

Magic Blondies

This recipe is straight form the Martha Stewart Cookie Cookbook. It is a great resource, photos of every recipe and my favorite--a section on creative ways to give cookies. This cookbook should be in your library!
I tried this recipe in my quest for a workable Blondie recipe. It worked! It is basically a blondie in a cupcake.

Magic Blondies
2/3 cup sweetened coconut
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup chopped walnuts
2/3 cup dried cherries
1 2/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
9 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a standard 12 cup muffin tin with paper liners. Stir together coconut, nuts, chocolate chips and cherries in a small bowl. Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt in another bowl.
2. Put butter and sugar in bowl of mixer fitted with paddle attachment; mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla; mix until combined. Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture. Mix until well combined. Mix in 1 cup of coconut mixture.
3. Divide batter among muffin cups, filling each about 3/4 full. Sprinkle remaining coconut mixture over tops. Bake until a cake tester comes out with a few crumbs but is not wet, about 25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
4. My changes: I used macadamias and white chocolate chips. This recipe can be a 'clean out the cupboard' recipe. Use whatever kind of chips, nut or dried fruit you have. I want to try it with dried blueberries. I made this recipe in mini muffin tins. It was the perfect little bite!
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Anonymous said...

OK, I need to take a closer look at my Martha Stewart Cookies book! These look so good, and I love that they are baked in muffin cups. The minis are an even better idea!

Susan at said...

These look heavenly!

Beth Norman said...

I'm drooling. These look so delicious.

Kayte said...

I think these should go to college with Matt next fall, don't you? Sounds like a perfect combination to me for dorm food! Thanks...yes, I need that book. NEED. I will put it on my list. I want her pies and tarts one, too.

Amy said...

These look amazing. My husband is not a coconut fan so I will have to make these when he is out if town.

It was great getting to meet you on the flight. I wanted to tell you that I was very impressed watching the two of you during the flight. The love you share was so apparent and sweet. Your husband absolutely adores you. I hope that when my husband and I are visiting our future grandiose that our bond is as strong as yours.

Thank you for your comments on my blog. I have now highlighted the talk and will have hubby read it as well.

Your blog is beautiful and your photos and recipes are so inviting. I've added you to my reader and look forward to getting to know you through your blog.

Amy said...

Grandkids not grandiose :). Darn auto spelling.

Unknown said...

These sound divine!

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Kim McCallie said...

These look delicious! I love the combination of flavors. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Delicious! I love that they are in cupcake liners. A nice big cookie!

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

These are so cute and look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)