January 22: National Blonde Brownie Day

“Do blondes have more fun?” Islander asks her light-haired hubby. “Only with you!” Highlander responds with an appropriate, safe and correct answer that scores major points with his dark-haired wife.  Hair color stereotyping aside, a blondie is a type of brownie that is made with brown sugar instead of chocolate and is a cross between a cake and a bar cookie. We have baked different types of brownies before (search our blog for recipes) and blondies are a nice change for a sweet snack. Have some food fun and bake blondies for National Blonde Brownie Day.


(Adapted from Hershey’s)


  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) butter, room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 cups (12 ounce-package) chocolate chips (we used Hershey’s brand semi-sweet chocolate chips)


Line a 9×13-inch baking pan with heavy duty foil. Mist with cooking spray. In a bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, cream the butter with the sugar. Beat in the eggs. Stir in the vanilla and milk.


Gradually add the flour mixture. Blend well. Fold in the chocolate chips.


Spread the batter into the baking pan. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and cool completely. Carefully lift the foil out of the pan. Cut the brownies into squares and serve.



  • To this basic blondie recipe, add a cup of chopped nuts or white chocolate chips for a crunchy texture.
  • Use cookie cutters for interesting shaped brownies. Or bake in different shaped pans.
  • Search our blog for variations of brownie recipes.