Chocolate Chip Blondies… er…I mean Blobbies

It’s Mother’s Day, and I usually bake on Sundays so that the kids have some kind of treat for their lunches during the week. In the interest of making things easier for myself, rather than make chocolate chip cookies, I decided to go with blondies. What could be easier right?

The photo on Pinterest looks like this:

Here is the recipe from Taste of Home:

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla
  • just until blended. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add
  • to brown sugar mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for
  • 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
  • out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 3 dozen.
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Right from the start, I made the mistake of not beating the eggs before adding them to the mixing bowl. I don’t know if that had anything with the final result, but in the interest of full disclosure I thought I should mention it.

Brown Sugar mixed with eggs and vanilla

I used a glass pan to make these, and it’s more of a casserole dish, but it’s 13″x 9″ as the recipe calls for.

Ready for baking

The recipe said to bake the blondies for 18-20 minutes. I checked at 18, and they were still pretty wet, so I went to 20, but they still were underdone. I baked them for another five minutes, and then took them out of the oven. I stuck them with a toothpick a few times, and the toothpick came out clean, so I figured they were ready.
I didn’t want to overcook them or risk burning the chocolate chips.  As you can see in the photo, the edges were brown, and they appeared to be done. They cooled on a wire rack for about 20 minutes before being cut, and that’s were the proof came out…in the form of a pudding-like substance.

They looked a little underdone here, and I started to worry.

I ended losing about eight blondies total because they were too undercooked to be transferred to the plate. Have no fear though, I balled those up and put them in the freezer, thinking we could eat them on ice cream.

This stuff went straight to Freezerville.

Nothing went into the trash in the end, but the middle was just one big blob.

Is it me, or does this look more like shepherd’s pie than chocolate chip blondie?

In the end, I would recommend putting sheets of waxed paper between your layers to keep the blondies from sticking together.

In the end, the yield was 16 blondies.

As I said, I did a few things differently. Maybe if I had beaten those eggs beforehand or used a metal pan rather than a glass one, things would have turned out differently. It doesn’t really matter to the kids though. They took one look at the salvage and went to Tasty Town.
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