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Having A Blonde Moment

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So there’s a tropical wave disrupting my ever-flowing sun. ‘Variable cloudiness and showers can be expected through tonight.’  I got soaked sprinting to my spinning class.  Aren’t wet socks the worst?  Despite the soggy socks, I’m actually happy to see the rain.  My poor aloe vera plants have curled up, my hibiscus blossoms are droopy and even my coconut trees are looking a little peaked after some painfully dry months.  But its hurricane season now and since we don’t have a winter in Cayman, this is as close as I’m gonna get to ‘comfort food weather.’  Bring on the blondies!

Coconut Blondies from The Good Housekeeping Cookbook
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You will need:
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
6 tbsp butter or margarine
1 3/4 cups packed light brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
3/4 cups flaked sweetened coconut

  • Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease 13 x 9 baking pan.  in a small bowl, with wire whisk, stir flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In 3 quart saucepan, melt butter over low heat.  Remove from heat.  With wooden spoon, stir in brown sugar and vanilla; add eggs, stirring until well blended.  Stir flour mixture into sugar mixture just until blended.  Stir in pecans.  Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.
  • Bake until toothpick inserted 2 inches from edge of pan comes out clean, about 30 minutes.  Do not overbake; blondies will firm as they cool.  Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  • When cool, cut lengthwise into 4 stripes, then cut strip crosswise into 6 pieces. Makes 24 blondies.
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  1. I would definitely bleach myself blonde for a taste of these amazing blondies – dangerously amazing 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  2. *drool* These sound wicked good.

  3. Yum!!

  4. I love the coconut in these blondies!! I am going to have to give these a try, I know my girls at school would love them!

  5. yummy looking blondie looks delicious

  6. Love the blondies! … and random, when I was home I got a flat tire. The repair guy came to put on the donut… in the context of that convo he asked me if I was blonde (aka… he was calling me a ding bat!) LOL… people in MA are SO upfront!

  7. They look super good..

    I am back blogging … YAY!!

  8. You are so right – wet socks are the worst! But these blondies are the BEST. I love blondies and I know I am now going to love coconut blondies.

  9. Love coconut blondies ! majorly yummy.

  10. LOL; I'm delighted to see that your “blonde moment” involves cookie bars! These look fabulous~

  11. The blondies sounds wonderful – perfect comfort food – hope the garden and all your lovely tropical plants have perked up a bit!
    Mary x

  12. i hate wet socks, gross, lol but blondies oh can I ever devour blondies, thanks for sharing


  13. Great title for this recipe! I've always prefered a “blondie” over a brownie. The addition of coconut feels very tropical!

  14. Wet socks = ewwwww! 🙂 I hate that! But I do love your blondies!! Comfort food in Cayman 🙂

  15. blondies… 🙂

  16. Ah! Blondies are everywhere lately and they all looks fantastic! I'm digging the coconut in yours. Must. Not. Cave. To. Desserts. ***slowly caving to coconut-filled desserts***

    Have you tried the bean versions? The one I tried was surprisingly good!

  17. I giggle at the idea of comfort-food season in Cayman! But blondies are right any time of year, rain, snow, sleet or sunshine!

  18. these look great hope your plants are ok

  19. We're getting the same rain here in South Florida! And I got wet going to my step class. 🙂

    A day like this is perfect for making blondies if ask me. Love the addition of coconut!

  20. I adore blondies and coconut is definitely in my top 5 for favorite ingredients. These look great. If I make these I will definitely have a hard time restraining myself from dumping in some chocolate chips.

  21. There is good in having a winter season!! When we lived in La Jolla (just north of San Diego), we used to close the drapes, turn up the ac, light a fire in the fireplace and pretend we were having Christmas in Virginia!! Your blondies would be delicious in any season!


  22. I don't think I can feign sympathy for you not having a winter!! But yes, wet socks are the worst … nice comfort food. : )

  23. wow these are yummy looking!

  24. nice and simple to make, I too use brown sugar when baking, seem more comfortable with brown rather than while sugar.

  25. You had me with the post title! Hehehe!
    Lovely blonde! I don't mind having a few slices myself!

  26. I admit… never eaten blondies in my life!!! Not because I don't like them, I just never saw them (we don't have them in Italy)!!! These look DELICIOUS and I will HAVE to try and make them… I need to find out how a blondie tastes like, right??? 😉 Buzzed!

  27. coconut blondies- YUM!

  28. I agree with buttercreamblondi – yeah! bring them on!

  29. Bring on the blondies! Love that you added coconut! YUM 🙂

  30. I love blondies. And now that I live in Phoenix and it's always sunny, I love thunderstorms too 🙂 These look delicious!

  31. Nice, I made coconut cookies today. I think I will add these blondies on the “to make soon” list

  32. I love brownies better but I do enjoy eating blondies too, yours look yum…:)!!

  33. They certainly sound delicious. I know I'd love to have one with my coffee this afternoon. Take care. Blessings…Mary

  34. Hm hm hmm! My favorite coconut is added to this blonde, then this must be so good!

  35. I love blondies too, and these look very very good. I like the addition of coconut!

  36. Ever-flowing sun…love it. :)This is a pan of treats I could and would eat in its entirety. By the way, I always love your titles. 🙂

  37. Oh, I LOVE that you made them coconut!!! I could eat the entire pan. I just got some coconut oil, and I'll bet that would work well with these guys, I just might have to give it a go!
    We don't get much rain here in San Diego either, and I'm still not happy to see it when it comes. We are headed to Bahamas in 6 weeks… may the hurricanes please not go there then too!

  38. I love blond moments, and never ending sunshine. Do you have room for a house guest?? I do enjoy a little rain though for curling up with a good dessert. Hope you are having a good one.

  39. Your blondie bar really looks good. Concerning the weather, a good rain is probably a nice change of pace for the weather there. Enjoy it while it lasts.

  40. Those blondies look moist and delicious. Yum!

  41. Yay blondies! I wonder when blondies came into being? Seems like a very American dessert. I'll have to do some research through my old cookbooks… at any rate they look delish!

  42. Love your title, love the look of your gorgeous blondies but pulease don't make me feel sorry for you being in Cayman with no winter 😉

  43. You just can't go wrong with a good blondie…the dessert looks awesome also 🙂

  44. Yes, wet socks are the worst… Next to “swamp butt”. “Swamp butt” is what you get in the high temps of the desert when your shorts and underwear are soaked into one mess from sitting in the sweltering car… Ok, probably TMI.

    The blondies look fantastic!!!

  45. Blondies with coconut super delish! Enjoy every drop of rain!!:)

  46. Hehe I have a lot of those blonde moments but this one looks great!! What a fantastic recipe, I'm definitely saving this one in my favorites! 🙂

  47. This is new to me …never tasted before…thanks for the recipe.

  48. Well, luckily you don't live in the jungle where people with wet socks get foot rot (so gross, right!)

    I like blondies when I'm craving something sweet but not looking for the cocoa rush (does cocoa also make you bounce off the walls?)

  49. Slurp! Once again you have made my tastebuds tingle. Never had a blondie, and looking forward to my first! Mrs. Herb Garden

  50. I love your title, “having a blond moment!”
    I also have a Good Housekeeping cookbook an eighties version. Must look in their for more yummy recipes, as your blondies.
    Turned out amazing, and delish!!!
    I also got soaked to the bone, walking home from the fireworks on the 4th, 2 blocks in the pouring rain. I hear you about getting soaked…LOL

  51. Hahaha…love the title of the post :P. These look yummy!

  52. Delish! I love blondies – they are so overlooked for their big sister, the brownie!

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