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These chewy and buttery Holiday Blondies are super fun and easy to make, with just a few ingredients all made in one bowl and studded with tri-coloured chocolate chips, holiday m&m’s, and peanut butter bells.

holiday blondies

holiday blondies before baking

It’s Christmas baking season and cookie box making time, which means these are the perfect addition to those holiday boxes. They have a light brownie texture and cross between a chocolate chip cookie for the perfect balance of thick, chewy cookies but a brownie square. These soft and gooey chocolate filled blondies just scream Christmas time! Filled with red, green, and white and they are super easy to make which makes them great if you need something last minute. 

christmas coloured chocolates

tri-coulred christmas chocolate chips

MAKING BLONDIES

These fun little cookie bars are just like making chocolate chip cookies. A few key ingredients, butter, sugar, flour, eggs and chocolate. It may not appear like much when you transfer the batter into the baking dish, but they puff up quite a bit in the oven and will become nice and thick in the end. If you prefer much larger bars, I would suggest using a smaller 9×9 pan or doubling the recipe for a larger dish. 

  1. Butter, for this type of recipe, melted butter that’s been cooled slightly will create a tender chewy centre. 
  2. Mixing: all the heavy or longer mixing should take place before the dry ingredients are added. Mix the sugar, butter and eggs very well until it all becomes a nice light colour and fluffy. After that it’s almost like folding in everything else or just barely mixing.

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holiday blondie close up

HOW LONG SHOULD YOU BAKE THESE FOR? 

You’ll want to take these out of the oven when they are golden brown around the edges and have puffed up in the middle. a good sign is that they will have doubled in size and the middle should still be light. These baked for exactly 25 minutes and I let them cool completely in the pan before touching them. If you think they need to bake longer, I would give them no more than an extra 5 minutes. More cooking happens in the pan as they set and cool. It’s similar to when you let meat rest so that the juices can re-distribute around if that makes sense.

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holiday blondies
Yield: 12

Holiday Blondies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

These chewy and buttery holiday blondies are super fun and easy to make, with just a few ingredients all made in one bowl and studded with tri-coloured chocolate chips, holiday m&m's, and peanut butter bells.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup tri-coloured holiday chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup holiday m&m"s
  • 10 Reese's holiday bells or other holiday chocolates

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together the butter and sugars.
  4. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well until pale and fluffy.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, cinnamon and baking powder. Add to the wet ingredients until just incorporated and no clumps remain. Fold in the chocolate chips and m&ms. Pour into the prepare baking dish and gently press in the remaining chocolates.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes until light and golden and the edges start to brown. Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan before removing and cutting. Cut into squares and enjoy!

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