Tuesday, January 29, 2008

White Chocolate Island Brownies

I fully intend to try new recipes, make old favorites and post pictures, but this last week has been too hectic to think about starting.
Plus I have to figure out how to get the pictures taken without my husband, Mark, thinking I have totally gone 'round the bend. I mentioned to him last week when I made these cookies -White Chip Island Blondies from the Nestles website-that I wanted to take a picture before they were all gone so I could post it on a my new blog to keep track of things and he looked at me like I just walked in the door with purple hair.
Anyway, the cookies were great.
And my mother in law was right- don't ask before you make a new recipe- just make it. I ran this recipe past Mark a few months ago and he wasn't thrilled. But this time I just made it without asking and he really DID like it. I figured he would- he likes everything in it.
So from now on that is my strategy- no asking!

White Chip Island Blondies

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels
1/2 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
1/2 cup toasted coconut

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 9-inch square baking pan.

COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Beat sugar, butter and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels, nuts and coconut. Press into prepared baking pan.

BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

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