Friday, March 21, 2014

White Chocolate Oreo Blondies!

First off, I can’t thank you all enough for reading and sharing my blog. I have gotten so many emails, calls and inquiries lately regarding orders from people who have heard about me through friends- which I assume is all of you reading- so THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Below are some of the things I've been working on with new techniques I've been experimenting with: royal icing cookies and fondant flowers!
But the most beautiful treats of all I still find to be simply decorated cake pops <3

So this morning, like most other mornings, I was listening to Z100 on my way to work. They are just so freakin funny in the morning, and I’ve tried listening to other stations, but they’re not nearly as entertaining as the topic trains, phone taps, and other good segments they run on the morning show. But today was Friday, and I get especially jealous on Fridays when Uncle Johnny goes on the air to make them the weekly cocktail. I want that! Why cant we all have that at work? Instead I’m here drinking my coffee. I know so many people who can’t function in the morning without 1-3 cups of coffee in the morning..this I never understood. I definitely don’t NEED this cup in the morning with all the energy I usually have, but I’m trying to like it for days I’m extra tired, or Fridays, or days I have headaches which for some reason I think it helps? I dunno if that’s true but anyway..drinking coffee is so adult of me right? Yeah that’s what I thought, but then when I really think about my DD small vanilla ice coffee with almond milk, I’m not sure I’m making much progress haha.

So usually when my friends or coworkers have a request for baked goods, there’s one thing in particular that’s in high demand and that’s my White Chocolate Oreo Cookies. Now I haven’t blogged them here yet, and I can’t promise that I ever will cause a girls gotta have some secrets :) but what I can give you is something  equally delicious in a different form. I have made you White Chocolate Oreo Blondies! Blondies are delicious with anything added in: chocolate chips, M&Ms, or any other candy bar concoction you may think of if you’re crazy like me.

White Chocolate Oreo Blondies
I stick butter, softened
1 ½ cups brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 row Oreo, crushed
1 cup white chocolate chips

Line an 8x8” baking pan with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In the bowl of a mixer, beat butter and sugar on medium speed until combined. On low speed, add one egg at a time until combined. Add vanilla and mix.

Add flour and baking powder to the wet mixture and beat until just combined. Stir in crushed oreos and white chocolate chips until evenly distributed.

Press the batter into the lined pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes intil a knife comes out clean and the top is golden brown. Note: Blondies can be a little more on the gooey side, so don’t over cook!