Friday, May 28, 2010

Samoa Blondies

[146/365] samoa blondies

I recently received a copy of The Newlywed Kitchen, a charming cookbook by Lorna Yee of The Cookbook Chronicles and Ali Basye. Though I’m not a newlywed, I was so excited when it showed up my mail box, with it’s lovely blue cover and adorable category titles like "Carry Me Over the Threshold" starters and snacks. Of course I headed right to the last one - "Happily Ever After” desserts and sweets.

There are so many recipes I wanted to try - and I will try most at one point or another, I’m sure. The one that really jumped out at me was this recipe for samoa blondies. I’m a huge fan of both the samoa cookie AND blondies, so this recipe sounded perfect.

And ohhhh, it is. These blondies are chewy and amazing. They are full of two of my favorite things - brown butter and coconut. Try them out this weekend! And be sure to pick up a copy of The Newlywed Cookbook, it would be perfect wedding gift, but don’t let the title stop you - this is fantastic even if you aren’t a newlywed!

samoa blondies

Samoa Blondies
From The Newlywed Kitchen Cookbook


10 tbsp unsalted butter
1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp kosher salt
1 ¼ cup flour
1 ¼ cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 ¼ cup bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line and grease an 8×8 baking dish.
In a pan over high heat, heat the butter until it browns and smells nutty. (Keep an eye on it, so it doesn’t burn.) Let the butter cool for a few moments, until just barely warm.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together the browned butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. With a wooden spoon, mix in the egg, vanilla, and salt. Slowly mix in the flour, coconut, and chocolate chips until blended. Try not to eat too much of the batter.
Pour the batter into the greased baking dish, and smooth the top with a rubber spatula. Bake for 25-30 minutes—do not overbake! The center should still be soft. Let the blondies cool before turning them out onto a cutting board and slicing into squares.

50 comments:

  1. These look amazing. I especially love the second. The light is gorgeous. And I love those straws from Bake It Pretty! I have them too.

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  2. I don't know what samoa's are, but these look absolutely amazing. I love Lorna, and will no doubt be buying her (and Ali's) cookbook the moment I see it :).

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  3. mmmmmm i love samoas, these look fantastic.

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  4. i would so love to eat these, but i'm allergic to coconut... damn those girlscouts and their delicious samoas!! but man, these look yummy!

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  5. This is my kind of dessert -- everything I love in one bite. Stunning photos as always!

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  6. Oh my sweetness!!! This looks divine ... I tried making blondies a couple of months ago and wasn't too happy about their outcome sooooo I will have to try this recipe. Love Love all the recipes you post. XO

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  7. yum! samoa cookies are my favorite so i'm sure i will love these. thanks for sharing.

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  8. These look so delicious and so simple! Can't wait to try it out :)

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  9. oh, oh, oh....I love coconut and bronw butter! Must make! Thanks!

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  10. This recipe looks wonderful. Love the photo with the jars full of milk and the cute straws.

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  11. LOve blondies in any shape or form or out of any cookbook. :)
    ~ingrid

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  12. Oh man these sound good! I'm regretting the boring chocolate chip cookies I made last night, wishing I had made these... very soon though! Love those straws too!

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  13. my former roommate will love these. she was a samoa fanatic, and actually introduced them to me. i'll be passing this along...

    cheers and thanks,

    *heather*

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  14. being canadian and not really having girlscouts to buy cookies from, i had to google samoas...now that i am in the know...i want some!

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  15. Delicious! Somoas have been my favorite by far for years. I bet these are incredible.

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  16. I love that you skipped to the Happily Ever After. Girl after my own heart. These look lovely!

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  17. Oh, but perhaps they'll be just the thing to win your sweetheart's heart all over again when you ARE a newlywed!

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  18. Lovely. I'm hearing great things about this book. It's in my basket on Amazon so might have to buy it soon.

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  19. less expensive than the girl scout cookies and easier than the actual homemade version--these are delightful bars!

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  20. That cookbook sounds lovely! I think a giveaway is in order ;) Haha.

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  21. Also, does the cookbook provide pictures of each recipe??

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  22. These look delicious! I love chewy blondies...especially ones with coconut!

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  23. katherine: there are pictures of most of the recipes.

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  24. Oh, this book is definitely on my radar now. Even though I don't like coconut, the fiance LOVES samoa cookies. Which is good, because I get to bake and then he gets to eat them :)

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  25. I'm in the mist of baking these lovelies right now! My kitchen smells divine! At first, I was concerned about browning butter because I have never done so. But, it really turned brown! Note to self: be confident!!

    The recipe is easy to follow for someone not used to baking so often!

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  26. Psst....I tasted the delightful dessert this afternoon! Very rich! Make sure not to give yourself more than you can handle!

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  27. I made a batch of these brownies for my husband....I believe he fell in love with all over again!

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  28. These look so yummy! I love just about anything with coconut, and I have always adored blondies - so these are perfect! Yum!

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  29. oh these look soooo good!
    thanks for sharing xx

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  30. They look wonderful! I love the photographies of your blog, they are so realistic and full of emotions. It's always a pleasure for my eyes!

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  31. Yum... LOVE those blondies. They look amazing. I definitely need to get a copy of this cookbook for my brother's fiance as a shower gift. She likes to cook, so I know she'll love it!

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  32. Fabulous photos, Hannah! Wish I had one of those blondies and a glass of milk right now. Keep up the good work.

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  33. Dang, these Samoa Blondies are haunting me! I'm seeing them everywhere. I guess that means I need to get the cookbook immediately :)Love the dreamy pictures.

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  34. These look so good. I have to try them soon and I want that book:)

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  35. I've heard good things about this book and these blondies are another one to add to the list. Beautiful picture!

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  36. Yum! I rarely do desserts, but these look so good I think I'm going to have to go buy the ingredients and make them! YUM!

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  37. SO beautiful! The photos and the recipe!

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  38. I was just thinking about baking some coconut blondies - these are lovely and simple. (I have a yard with several happy coconut palms, and so many coconuts I can hardly keep up. Now if only it was easier to get into them...) Thank you for sharing. :)

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  39. i made this last night and mine didn't turn out so hot :( they tasted very grainy, not sure what i did. i left out the coconut, would that matter?

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  40. These look delicious! I wanted to bake some treats this weekend because we have visitors in town, so I think I'm going to give these a go!

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  41. Mmmmmm. These looks absolutely yummy. Sounds like a fabulous cookbook!

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  42. Thanks for sharing this recipe! I was excited to try it, but the batter is very dry. Any tips?

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  46. All the way through my own was only saturated at the end. still delicious but i wasn't sure if i screwed something up. old school new body does it work

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