Raspberry White Chocolate Blondies Recipe

Instead of brownies, try blondies for a change, flavored with brown sugar and vanilla instead of cocoa. White chocolate and raspberry filling added for that extra special treat.

24Bite Recipe: Raspberry White Chocolate Blondies Recipe by Christian Guzman

I love white chocolate. Yes, I know. It’s not “real” chocolate but it doesn’t matter. I love it!

24Bite Recipe: Raspberry White Chocolate Blondies Recipe by Christian Guzman

Here are the ingredients for these Raspberry White Chocolate Blondies. As you can see, the sugar is only brown sugar, no white. Blondies are usually flavored with brown sugar and vanilla.

For this recipe, I used my own vanilla, made with brandy, instead of vodka, for a richer flavor.

24Bite Recipe: Raspberry White Chocolate Blondies Recipe by Christian Guzman

I always start off by mixing the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl. This ensures that you have the baking powder mixed well and it doesn’t end up in one spot.

24Bite Recipe: Raspberry White Chocolate Blondies Recipe by Christian Guzman

This recipe calls for four eggs, beaten. It’s easier to add them to the mixture if you separate them into two portions instead of adding four eggs at once.

24Bite Recipe: Raspberry White Chocolate Blondies Recipe by Christian Guzman

You’ll be working with completely melted butter, not softened. When you add the brown sugar to the butter, it mixes quickly.

I like to melt butter in the microwave in a Pyrex glass measuring cup. When melting butter, use 30 second intervals in the microwave, stirring after each time. Depending on the amount of butter, this will take only two to three times total. It only took a minute this time.

24Bite Recipe: Raspberry White Chocolate Blondies Recipe by Christian Guzman

Add eggs and mix well, two at a time.

24Bite Recipe: Raspberry White Chocolate Blondies Recipe by Christian Guzman

Add the flour mixture and mix well.

24Bite Recipe: Raspberry White Chocolate Blondies Recipe by Christian Guzman

Stir in the white chocolate chips by hand.

24Bite Recipe: Raspberry White Chocolate Blondies Recipe by Christian Guzman

I think this may have been the most difficult part. There must be a clever way to fold the parchment paper so that it will look nicer. In the end, it didn’t matter once it was cooked but I just felt like I must be doing it wrong.

24Bite Recipe: Raspberry White Chocolate Blondies Recipe by Christian Guzman

Spoon or pipe the raspberry filling in lines on top of the batter. Use a knife to cut into it and swirl as desired. Once you cook it, the batter cooks up and around most of the filling so it won’t be sitting on top like this. It’s more to the inside so don’t worry about perfection.

I used a raspberry filling from Henry & Henry because I had it on hand but you could just as easily use something like Comstock Pie Filling. I even thought about using jelly but the Henry & Henry filling is so good and doesn’t have any seeds. There is quite a bit left so I’ll have to find another use for it except eating it by the spoon because it really is that good.

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Raspberry White Chocolate Blondies

Instead of brownies, try blondies for a change, flavored with brown sugar and vanilla instead of cocoa. White chocolate and raspberry filling added for that extra special treat.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookie Bars, Raspberry, White Chocolate
Servings: 24 pieces
Calories: 230kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 4 large beaten eggs separated in two bowls
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup raspberry filling

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • In medium bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder. Set aside.
  • Place brown sugar in large bowl and pour over melted butter. Mix well.
  • In two small bowls, beat 2 eggs in each. Add 2 eggs at a time to large bowl, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla, mix well.
  • Add flour mixture and mix well.
  • Hand stir white chocolate chip into batter.
  • Line 9×12" pan with parchment paper or foil. Pour in batter and smooth with spatula.
  • Spoon or pipe lines of raspberry filling onto top of batter. Use a knife to cut swirls of raspberry.
  • Bake for approximately 35 minutes or until blondies spring back to the touch.
  • Cool completely. Cut into 24 squares.

Nutrition

Calories: 230kcal

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Coffee and Spice Bars Recipe

Coffee and spice and everything nice! These yummy bars are great for dessert and snacks.

24Bite: Coffee and Spice Bars Recipe by Christian Guzman

Christian and I needed a quick treat to take to a birthday party and I needed to use the ingredients I had on hand. Here is our recipe for “Coffee and Spice and Everything Nice”.

24Bite: Coffee and Spice Bars Recipe by Christian Guzman

You’ll mix the dry ingredients first. If you don’t, you may end up with a bunch of cardamom in one spot or maybe a super salty cookie bar but no cinnamon in another.

24Bite: Coffee and Spice Bars Recipe by Christian Guzman

In a separate bowl, cream together the softened shortening and brown sugar.

24Bite: Coffee and Spice Bars Recipe by Christian Guzman

It will look a little crumbly. Add the beaten egg.

24Bite: Coffee and Spice Bars Recipe by Christian Guzman

Add about one quarter of the flour mixture and blend well.

24Bite: Coffee and Spice Bars Recipe by Christian Guzman

Then add about one quarter of the coffee and mix well. Continue a bit at a time, back and forth like this until you’ve used all the flour mixture and coffee.

24Bite: Coffee and Spice Bars Recipe by Christian Guzman

Fold in the dates and walnuts.

24Bite: Coffee and Spice Bars Recipe by Christian Guzman

We’ve baked this in a sheet pan but it will also work in a 9×13 cake pan if you prefer a cake. You would just need to increase the baking time.

24Bite: Coffee and Spice Bars Recipe by Christian Guzman
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Coffee and Spice Bars

Coffee and spice and everything nice! These yummy bars are great for dessert and snacks.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Coffee, Cookie Bars, Cookies, Dates, Walnuts
Servings: 48 cookie bars
Calories: 135kcal

Ingredients

Cookie Bars

  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice ground
  • 1 cup shortening softened
  • 2 cups brown sugar packed
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1 cup cold coffee prepared
  • 1/2 cup candied pitted dates chopped
  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped

Glaze

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-3 tablespoons cold coffee prepared

Instructions

Cookie Bars

  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • In medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cardamom and allspice. Set aside.
  • In large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar until well mixed and crumbly.
  • Add eggs and mix well.
  • Gradually add flour mixture and coffee, about one-quarter of it at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • Fold in dates and walnuts.
  • Spray 15 x 21″ sheet pan with cooking spray. Spread batter evenly in pan.
  • Bake 15-17 minutes until done. Allow to cool.

Glaze

  • Place powdered sugar in small bowl. Add cold coffee, one tablespoon at a time. Try to mix it after each addition. Don’t overdo it. It takes a lot less than you would imagine. Continue until the glaze is the consistency you would like.
  • When the cookie bars are completely cooled, use a spoon to drizzle the glaze randomly over the top. Allow to set before cutting.

Nutrition

Calories: 135kcal

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Such a moist cookie to satisfy both your salty and your sugar cravings at the same time.

24Bite Recipe: Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

I found these completely new-to-me Kraft Caramel Bits Baking Chips while researching for Christmas cookies. I think they’re for melting and I really want to try that in a caramel brownie soon but I’m trying them first in these cookies because Christian really loves the Salted Caramel Cookie Bars from Little Debbie. I wanted to try to come up with a cookie recipe that included the things he liked about the Little Debbie bars.

24Bite Recipe: Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thankfully, cookies don’t have a lot of ingredients. I didn’t add any salt here because the butter already has salt and there will be some added sea salt at the end.

24Bite Recipe: Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Christian learned the hard way that the butter should be SOFT! ha!

24Bite Recipe: Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

We got so worked up over the butter that we forgot to video tape adding the sugars!

24Bite Recipe: Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

You probably won’t notice in the video, but Christian didn’t have a good grasp of the spatula and the chips went flying. It was so funny. We were giggling all the way through it.

24Bite Recipe: Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have only had a cookie scoop for about a year but the difference it makes! I love that all the cookies are uniform in size. And, Christian can’t stand to put his hands in stuff like this so it works really well for him.

24Bite Recipe: Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

We put the cookies in the oven for 30 seconds until they were just barely glistening so the sea salt would adhere better. Don’t go crazy with it, though! You want only a few sprinkles.

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Such a moist cookie to satisfy both your salty and your sugar cravings at the same time.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Caramel, Chocolate, Chocolate Chip
Servings: 45 cookies
Calories: 116kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 Cup flour all-purpose
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Cup two sticks butter, softened
  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 2/3 Cup Kraft Caramel Bits
  • 2/3 Cup mini chocolate chips
  • sea salt course ground

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Whisk together flour and baking soda in medium bowl until well combined.
  • Beat butter, sugars and vanilla extract in large bowl until creamy.
  • Add eggs and mix well.
  • Gradually add flour mixture, about one cup at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • Stir in caramel bits and chocolate chips until well mixed throughout.
  • Drop dough by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. We used a cookie scoop which makes it so much easier to get uniform cookies.
  • Place cookies in preheated over for about 30 seconds. Remove from oven and sprinkle lightly with sea salt. Continue baking for 11 to 13 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool on wire rack until cool enough to remove from pan then allow to cool completely before storing.
  • Makes 45 cookies.

Nutrition

Calories: 116kcal

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