chewy coffee blondies

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let me tell you.  i have an incredible sweet tooth.  it usually takes over most my thoughts most of the day.  this is NO BUENO.  this is why i need to workout 5x a week.  but if anything is worth the calories, it's these chewy chocolate chip blondies with lots of coffee.  you'll be the most favorite person in the room if you bring these to your next shindig. 

these blondies are quick to whip up and make your house smell like the most fragrant cup of coffee mixed with butter and sugar and warm chocolate.  chewy on the outside and soft on the inside with melty chocolate chips and butter oozing out leaving your fingers a little greasy.  oh yeah, i'm not ashamed.  the coffee flavor is nice and strong too.  sweet, coffee-y and a little salty....not much more you could want here.

chewy coffee blondies (adapted from Baker's Royal)

makes 24 squares

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Starbucks via Packet in Decaf Italian Roast or 2 T regular instant coffee
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips

1) Adjust the oven rack to the middle position. Preheat oven 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13 pan with a parchment sling.

2) In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder

3) In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter, brown sugar and salt. Remove from the heat and sir in the coffee until well combined. Let the mixture cool to room temperature. Add the egg and vanilla and whisk until combined. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Add the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Add chocolate chips and stir gently.

4) Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan and bake 18 to 24 minutes, until the blondies are set on the edge and top is golden and brown and just beginning to form cracks. A wooden skewer or toothpick inserted into the blondies should come out with a just a couple crumbs.

5) Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool completely. Use the parchment sling to gently lift the blondies from the pan. Cut the into squares.

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