Saturday, December 22, 2012
I really wanted to post these yesterday but thought dedicating the day to remembering the victims of the Newtown, CT shooting was more important. I am doing the #26 acts of kindness originally started by Ann Curry (find the article here). It's nice to remember how lucky we are to be celebrating with our families when these 26 families are suffering through the holiday season without one of their loved ones.
When I think about how fast December has gone, I can’t help but put it into some perspective – I feel like this entire year just flew right by me. I’m hoping I can’t be the only person who feels this way. Even if the entirety of December has passed you by with nary a cookie or fudge morsel in sight, you can rectify the situation.
Rectify it today. It's never too late to get into the spirit. In just 40 easy minutes, you can have delicious blondies that are drenched with the flavors of the season. I wish I was kidding. Do I sound like a commercial? I don’t mean to – I am just so crazily in love with these eggnog blondies.
They’re perfect to wrap up and give out to others, to bring as a hostess gift, or just in general (let’s be honest here) to indulge yourself with a big bowl of ice cream! Or a mug of hot chocolate. So even if you haven’t had a second to spare this holiday season, take a few minutes and make these this weekend – even Santa won’t be disappointed you skipped the cookies this year!
Eggnog Blondies (adapted from here)
Serves: 9 (9x9 pan)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter (softened)
3/4 cup light brown sugar
2/3 cups eggnog
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
2/3 cups white chocolate chips
1/3 cup cinnamon chips (if desired)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray the inside of a 9x9 pan fully with cooking spray and set aside. In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar, until fluffy (about 3-5 minutes). Beat in egg and eggnog. Sift the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon over the eggnog mixture and stir in until just combined. Stir in the white chocolate chips and cinnamon chips (if desired). Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 20-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool. Then, cut into squares and serve!
Until the next time my oven is on...
Welcome! I'm Dani (aka the Growing Foodie), just a girl balancing her career and passion for all things edible in NYC. I hope you'll join me in my adventures in life, through food. (Click for More)
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