Believe it or not, I am not a chocolate person. I would much rather have a dessert filled with fruit and whipped cream. Give me strawberry short cake or key lime pie and I will skip the brownies every time.
My son is the chocolate person in this house and he constantly begs for me to make him brownies. My hubby and daughter are not big chocolate fans either. So my son gets his share of brownies when I bake them. But sorry buddy, today this dessert is for the rest of the family. Instead of chocolate brownies, I decided to go with blondies instead. I had a bag of cherries which I wanted to use up so I thought they would be the perfect complement to these sweet buttery squares.
The blondes are on the thinner side because I used a nine inch pan. Next time I would use an eight inch pan to make them just a tad thicker. Next time might be tomorrow because half of them are gone already!
- ½ cup butter, melted
- ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup pitted cherries, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 by 8 baking pan.
- In a bowl, stir together the butter and brown sugar. Add the egg and vanilla. Whisk until smooth.
- In a small bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the butter and sugar mixture. Fold in the cherries.
- Pour the batter into the pan and spread evenly. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until top is golden and toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool for 20 minutes before cutting into 9 squares.