Growing up, my sister, my brother, and I weren't allowed to eat a lot of junk food, candy, or sweets. But there was one treat we could count on every evening: Cookies for dessert after dinner.
I found it curious that my mother -- such a stickler for healthy eating -- would always allow each of us two cookies (as opposed to one or, I guess, half of one, which is much less indulgent).
Sometimes we had store-bought or refrigerated dough cookies -- Hey! My mom was busy! -- but often she made us Chocolate Chip Brownies from scratch. My sister, brother, and I couldn't believe our luck: Not only were these cookie bars our favorite dessert, but we got to have TWO!
Here's my mom's recipe for Chocolate Chip Blondies. Trust me: They're best eaten two-by-two!
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 3/4 cups brown sugar
- 3/4 cup margarine
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups chocolate chips
Gradually add these two mixtures together. Bake in greased 9" x 13" pan at 350 degrees 20 to 25 min.
What's your family's favorite dessert?