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Blondies, also known as Butterscotch or Blond Brownies, are a dense and chewy bar cookie that has a wonderfully sweet butterscotch flavor. Blondies are said to be related to the Chocolate Brownie, although they do not look or taste like one. It is a little confusing as Blondies are not made with dark chocolate so the only real connection to the Brownie seems to come from the fact they are baked in a square pan. If you think about it, the batter is more like a chocolate chip cookie batter; full of butter and brown sugar, with the added touch of toasted pecans and chocolate chips.

I really like how the toasted pecans and chocolate chips complement the Blondies' butterscotch flavor. You can use walnuts, or even hazelnuts or almonds, instead of pecans. I like to toast the nuts before adding them to the batter as this really brings out their flavor. For the chocolate chips you can use semi sweet, bittersweet, milk, and/or white chocolate chips.

This recipe is loosely based on a recipe in Richard Sax's wonderful book "Classic Home Desserts". It is not often that you find a baking book that does such a good job of covering the whole gamut of baking, from 'Cobblers and Crisps' to 'Dessert Sauces'. Two delightful features of this book are the quotes from old cookbooks that are scattered throughout and the "Historical Sources" list at the back of the book.

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