Every so often I like to share a recipe that I think will have wide appeal. This recipe, a combination of several different recipes I revised, is sure to be a hit at any summer gathering. I was a little nervous about how these Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Blondies would turn out, since I didn't follow any particular recipe exactly, but I have to say they were delicious -- and very well received by my relatives at a family get-together yesterday. As always, people were shocked they were gluten free.
The blondies were made with chocolate chips (I used the new Simply Delicious ones from Nestle, which are made with only 3 ingredients and free of the 8 major allergens), but you can substitute gluten free vanilla chips, butterscotch chips, or even peanut butter chips. Always verify the gluten free status, because not all products are gluten free.
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
2 large eggs, beaten
3 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups gluten free flour (I used Cup4Cup)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp finely ground sea salt
2 cups chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease inside of 9 x 12 baking pan with slightly softened butter.
Combine brown sugar, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla in large mixing bowl. (You can do this by hand; you don't need to use a mixer.)
Once mixed, stir in flour, baking powder, and salt.
Add the chocolate chips.
Pour batter into 9 x 12 baking pan and bake for at least 20-25 minutes. (Keep checking for doneness as baking times will vary based on ovens, altitude, etc.) Blondies are done once edges get slightly golden and knife inserted into center of baking dish comes out clean.
Let cool in the pan for at least an hour. Cut into squares and serve. (I cut into 18 pieces, but I'd recommend cutting them smaller -- perhaps into 24 squares -- as they are quite rich.)