All month long, our Baking Club is focused on Dorie Greenspan’s Baking: From My Home to Yours, and Dorie's blondies have been a reoccurring favorite, likely because, as Club member Debi Smirnoff noted, they're similar to cookies, "but much easier to make and bake."
All great blondies should be loaded with mix-ins, and Dorie's are no exception. Her Chewy, Chunky Blondies are chock-full of coconut, walnuts, butterscotch chips and chocolate chips, making them a staple in Club member Christine S. Birnbaum's rotation: "I have made these for years and I've never found anyone who didn't like them!"
We wouldn't want you to miss out on rich, chewy blondies if you don't happen to have a copy of Dorie's book, so we've rounded up 7 of our favorite recipes from our site. With mix-ins from nuts to brown butter to cookie butter, you're sure to find the blondie for you. Plus, read on to find out what books we’ll be covering next in the Club.
Those of you who are familiar with our Baking Club know the books we cook through are self-selected by the group. Last week, we held a vote for the cookbooks we'll focus on in next few months. So, without further ado, here's what's ahead for the Club:
March: The Fearless Baker by Erin Jeanne McDowell
April: The Baking Club's 1st Birthday! As was the case with the Cookbook Club, we'll be revisiting every cookbook we've covered so far.
May: The Bread Baker's Apprentice by Peter Reinhart
June: Golden by Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer
July: The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book by Emily Elsen and Melissa Elsen
August: Baking with Less Sugar by Joanne Chang
September: The Hot Bread Kitchen Cookbook by Jessamyn Waldman Rodriguez
2018 Bonus Book: The Baking Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum
What is a bonus book? While we focus on one book a month, this is an extra book that members can cook through the whole year long, too. The group will have more time to cook through McFadden’s book, and members will always have this book as an option to cook from if they don’t have access to the book of the month.
If you’re new to the Club, head here for a primer on how to participate.